Feel Good Glamour
Our lingerie and loungewear is designed to be beautiful inside and out.
Every piece is designed in London, and made as ethically as possible, by specialist, female-run ateliers throughout the UK. All of our fabrics come from family businesses throughout the EU, each with a special history of their own, and an ethical code of conduct that they have committed to. Our approach is unique, and our making process is slow and considered, ensuring transparency at every step. We value design, all-out glamour and the beauty of craftsmanship, but believe this only truly comes into being when people and planet are considered. Like the Femme Fatales who have inspired us, our pieces stand out boldly from the rest.
Find out more below.
Lingerie to Love - Our Manifesto
We are committed to…
Making every Gilda & Pearl piece as ethically and environmentally as possible, and preserving specialist skills that have been passed down through generations.
Keeping our carbon footprint and stock levels to a minimum, by working with small, highly skilled ateliers in the EU, where most of our customer base is. Designed by women for women, we work in equal partnership with specialist female-run ateliers throughout the UK.
Using sustainable raw materials at every opportunity. Selection is based on factors such as whether the fabric can last a lifetime, and whether it will biodegrade at the end of its lifecycle.
Using trims such as French Leavers lace- an incredibly intricate fabric, slowly woven on 19th century lace looms by highly skilled lace-makers. There are only a few of these looms remaining in the world. We think the final product is well worth the wait.
Ensuring that our feathers, supplied by a specialist, UK-based family business, are strictly a byproduct of the food industry only, that would otherwise be going to waste.
Cutting our carbon emissions by producing in the EU, where the majority of our customer base is.
Ensuring transparency by working in partnership with small, specialist ateliers that we have built relationships with since our inception, know on a personal and professional level, work with daily, and trust implicitly.
Ensuring, by working in this way, that labour standards throughout the making process are high. At the very minimum, every piece is always produced in adherence with UK labour and environmental laws and regulations, from start to finish and without exception.
Working with UK-based, family run silk suppliers, who have committed to an ethical code of conduct, in line with our own commitments.
Ensuring all dyeing and processing is at a minimum in compliance with REACH, and using natural, undyed silks for our bridal ranges. Where fabrics must be dyed, this is done in small quantities, and within the EU, wherever possible.
Looking for new ways to improve what we can do for people and planet, as we grow.
Behind the Scenes - How Gilda & Pearl Is Made
It all begins with a moodboard of our inspirations for the season. Gilda & Pearl is designed and carefully fitted in London - our all-female team keep longevity and environmental impact in mind at every step, beginning with the design process. The silk in your garment comes from a UK-based, family-run silk supplier, who has committed to an ethical code of conduct. The lace is woven in France, slowly, intricately and on one of the world’s few remaining 19th century lace looms.
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. Finally, the garment will have been carefully cut by hand by an all-female team in a small, specialist UK atelier, often sewn together in its entirety by one maker. Our lingerie to love is then packed just for you in our London studio, and sent to you in our exclusive gift box.