Style With Ethics: Peace silk lingerie by Ayten Gasson
UK lingerie brand Ayten Gasson have launched their new Eco range this week and it definitely proves that ethical fashion can be glamorous. The limited edition range contains classic pieces made from organic and cruelty-free silks trimmed with vintage cotton lace.
The Eco camisole and tap pant set (pictured below) are made from peace silk. Unlike the traditional method of silk production where the cocoon is boiled alive, peace silk allows the silkworm to emerge from its cocoon and live out a full life. The Eco teddy has been made from stretch organic silk, and all pieces in the range are trimmed with vintage cotton lace and hand tied ribbon bows, giving a decidedly vintage feel. Creative Director Ayten Mustafa says:
“We are trying to highlight the importance of UK made products and the history behind UK manufacturing, while creating a 100% ethical product. Our Eco range is manufactured in the UK, using vintage lace from the old mills in Nottingham which have closed due to designers sourcing cheaper alternatives overseas. The fabrics are brought from the only company in the UK who specialise in organic silks.”
Each item from the Eco collection has been designed and manufactured in the UK – utilising some of the last remaining lingerie manufacturers in England – and pieces are hand finished in the designer’s London studio. Ayten Gasson hopes to expand the range for Spring Summer 2012 and make this collection of ethical lingerie a permanent feature for the label.