Ethical Gets The Vintage Treatment
Ayten Gasson has introduced a limited edition range of organic silk, and cruelty free peace silk pieces in time for autumn 2011.
The signature camisole and tap pant set have been reworked in a stunning ivory peace silk. Unlike the traditional method of silk production where the cocoon is boiled alive, peace silk allows the silkworm to emerge from their cocoon and live out their full life.
The classic teddy has been updated into a stunning stretch organic silk, trimmed with vintage cotton lace produced in the old lace mills of Nottingham. Hand tied ribbon bows are delicately used to complement the retro shape and enhance the vintage feel of this stylish piece.
Ayten Gasson is known in the UK for her mix of classic shapes, exquisite vintage lace trims and modern contrasting colors. Signature pieces, such as the skirted knicker and bias cut teddy, are available in some of the most lavish boutiques in the world. Each item from the collection have been designed and manufactured in the UK, utilizing some of the last remaining lingerie manufacturers in England. Many of the pieces are still hand finished in the designer’s London studio, whether it’s sewing on a covered button trim or hand tying the satin ribbon bow details. The company hopes to expand the range for the Ayten Gasson Spring Summer 2012 collection (click to see a video) and make the collection of ethical lingerie a permanent feature to the label.
The new line of ethical lingerie is not the first time the designer has worked with organic fibers. Ayten collaborated with ethical lingerie brand Enamore in 2009 to produce six collections of ethical underwear sets made using recycled vintage fabrics, organic silk and hemp.