We bring you our top 20 British-made lingerie brands.
Thought you couldn’t get lingerie that was manufactured in the UK? We’ve found a host of brands who design and make here, from comfortable, everyday pieces to luxury items for special occasions.
David Nieper is a British fashion house designing and manufacturing luxury women’s clothing including nightwear, in Derbyshire for more than 50 years. They are passionate about growing local skills and actively support sustainable manufacturing in the UK. From the design table to hand-finishing, every part of the manufacturing process of their own label garments takes place at their studio and workrooms in Alfreton.
Esteem – No Pause is an innovative provider of flexible clothing – lingerie / daywear / nightwear that alleviates the discomfort and debilitation of excessive perspiration, including menopausal hot flushes. This is achieved through technical high performance fabric made in Italy and stylish design that women actually want to wear made in Britain. The result is clothing that boost self-esteem when most needed.
Molke are an innovative and passionate company who manufacture breastfeeding friendly underwear in bright and eye-catching designs. They are passionate about using ethically sourced organic fabrics and they make all their underwear at their own small manufacturing unit based just outside of Perth in Scotland.
Based in the highlands of Perthshire, PJ Pan is British through and through, ensuring its entire nightwear collection is manufactured in the UK. Launched in 2008 in a quest to provide a stylish and original alternative to the run of the mill pyjamas available on the high street. All made in the UK from the finest quality cottons and silks.
Unibu offers underwear of great fit, quality and natural materials for a variety of shapes and sizes. Unibu is made in Britain down to the last thread. All components are sourced in the UK – that’s fabric, elastic, trims, labels, packaging and more and the manufacturing is carried out in British factories.
Something Wicked is an independent British brand. All their luxury lingerie and accessories are carefully handmade in the UK using the most exquisite materials such as Japanese plonge leather. Amidst today’s fast fashion market, they provide a more sustainable, more unique service. Never off-the-rack, every piece is made to order. Each exquisite piece is made from start to finish by their team of skilled seamstresses. Run by women, made by women, for the empowerment of women.
Ayten Gasson is a luxury silk lingerie label with a firm commitment to producing in the UK and an eye to ethical and sustainable sources. Ayten is known for her use of Nottingham lace, and new English lace, highlighting the traditional skills which the UK was once celebrated for. Ayten Gasson sources all eco fabrics from the only UK supplier who specialises in organic silks. All componants such as elastics and trims are made in the UK were possible.
Kinky Knickers was launched by retail guru and tv personality Mary Portas as part of her Mary’s Bottom Line show. The lace pants are manufactured by Headen & Quarmby using Nottingham lace.
They have custom made lingerie for of thousands of great women including Madonna, Kate Moss, Beth Ditto, Neneh Cherry, Kate Upton and even made for Marilyn Monroe (in her waxwork form). All their materials are bought from UK suppliers and they do all they can to support UK manufacture.
All Dainty Lady merchandise is designed and individually handmade to order by a skilled team of staff in Derbyshire in the heart of England. Dainty Lady design and manufacture fashionable and comfortable ranges of beautiful bras and lingerie, especially for the petite bust and figure, using only the best fabrics, laces and embroidery.
Something Wicked produces exclusive lingerie handmade in England. Using only the quality materials every detail is considered, from Japanese Plonge Leather and Chantilly lace, to make sure each garment not only looks stunning, but feels luxurious against the skin.
Sulis was founded in 1993 by husband and wife team Mark and Fiona Faulkner. Initially a mail order company specialising in silk underwear and nightwear for women, in 1994 they set up their own manufacturing unit and produced their own first silk lingerie collection.
Jane has been producing nightwear, lingerie and corsets for 30 years, exclusively made in the heart of the English countryside. Jane has been show casing her collections at international lingerie fairs in Paris for 30 years and in New York for 25. These shows have enabled Jane to create long lasting relations with international buyers throughout the world.
Luxury lingerie brand, Lucile, is a British label with a unique heritage. From the label’s origins in the revolutionary designs of Lady Duff Gordon, through to its modern day incarnation as a champion of British designer lingerie. Each and every piece is hand made in Britain.
Andea Billard Lingerie collections are designed, sourced and made in England. The fit and style of the AB-HL collections are designed to compliment your wardrobe and lifestyle, and to enhance your feeling of confidence and glamour.
Gilda & Pearl’s bespoke and ready to wear lingerie and loungewear is designed and made entirely in the UK, inspired by old Hollywood glamour and also by traditional making techniques. Launched in 2008 as a small capsule collection of beautifully handmade lingerie, Gilda & Pearl has quickly become an award-winning celebrity and press favourite, featured in the Independent’s Top Fifty lingerie Brands, Sunday Times Style Good Lingerie Guide, Elle, GQ, Financial Times ‘How to Spend It’ and Harper’s Bazaar.
Mischke Lingerie was founded in 2014 by Edinburgh born designer, Hazel Lethaby. Whilst at university she developed an interest in lingerie design and incorporated elements of this into her final collection. Hazel has a passion for making small and beautiful things and firmly believes that the Devil is in the detail, all handmade in Edinburgh.
Lydia Morrow is a Glasgow- based artist and designer currently in her final year of Studying a BA Hons in Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art. Lydia also operates under the brand name ‘What Lydia Made’ creating made to order undergarments that intend to give alternative underwear options to women who are interested in beautiful, simple, design- led bras. What Lydia Made creates supportive comfortable and affordable garments for sizes 30A-40J, with a focus on ethical, local production.
Victoria Seraphina is a handmade loungewear, sleepwear and lingerie company where garments are made in small batches. As the seasons change, they change their designs and fabrics. All of their pieces are created from hand drafted patterns, starting in scale size, and they are hand cut from silk, lace, satin, silk chiffon, velvet and silk organza.