Feel Good Glamour
We believe in all-out glamour - but also that true beauty is within.
Our brand was founded in 2011 with the intention of making beautiful garments in a sustainable way, creating and supporting artisanal jobs in the UK & Europe, and committing to ethical business practises in relation to both people and planet.
Our approach is unique, and our making processes slow and considered, ensuring transparency at every step.
Gilda & Pearl is is founded, designed and made by women, for women.
Since 2011, we have been committed to:
Significantly reducing our carbon footprint against industry standard by producing entirely in the UK, where the majority of our customer base is, and where our fabrics are produced. In addition to this, spending a minimum of 50% of our production costs with independent suppliers operating within a 25 mile radius of our head office - ensuring that we minimise carbon emissions and invest into local skills, businesses and employment opportunities. A minimum of 50% of our overall business costs are invested within this same radius.
Producing only the stock that we actually need, so that nothing is wasted.
Who makes Gilda & Pearl?
Every Gilda & Pearl garment has a story.
It all begins with a moodboard of our inspirations for the season. Gilda & Pearl is designed and carefully fitted in London - our all-female design team keep longevity and environmental impact in mind at every step, beginning with the design process.
The silk in your Gilda & Pearl garment comes from a UK-based, family-run silk supplier, who has been in business for almost one hundred years, and has committed to an ethical code of conduct. The lace in your garment is slowly woven in France, on one of the world’s few remaining 19th century lace looms, by skilled lacemakers whose skills have been passed down through generations.
The trim, such as elastic, or feather, has been provided by a specialist, family businesses - and may have even have been dyed especially for you in small quantities in the UK in accordance with UK labour and environmental regulations.
Finally, the garment will have been carefully cut by hand by an all-female team in a small, specialist UK atelier. It is often sewn together in its entirety by one maker.
Our lingerie to love is then packed just for you by the Gilda & Pearl team at our London studio.
Thank you for choosing us.
We hope you love your Gilda & Pearl pieces as much as we love making them!