Category Archives: Sustainability

Quality Matters: The Everyday Luxury of Supima® Cotton

Many Hanky Panky devotees wear their lace thongs and panties year round, but when the heat waves hit, there is something especially nice about cotton underwear. Hanky Panky’s Cotton with a Conscience® collection is no ordinary cotton. Our fabric is … Continue reading

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Sustainability Chic

From Gale Epstein’s very first designs made from up-cycled handkerchiefs, sustainability has been central to Hanky Panky’s design process. Local sourcing and manufacturing keep our carbon footprint small, and our organically-grown Supima® Cotton with a Conscience® collection continues the tradition. … Continue reading

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Snuggle Up With Supima® Cotton Sleepwear

When the winter wind blows, comfortable pajamas are the ultimate luxury. Many of us reach for heavy flannels when the temperature drops, but in the age of central heating, a fine cotton knit may be a better choice. (Have you ever woken up … Continue reading

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BATS BRING TREATS

“Bats Bring Treats” This is how Bat Conservation International describes the important work that bats do for our diet through direct and indirect pollination, dispersal of seeds, and pest control. They are fascinating creatures, much misunderstood. Many bat species around … Continue reading

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Diary of a Hanky Panky Intern: Lime Green, Limelight, and Key Lime Pie

Two months have flown by and with only two weeks left of my summer internship, I thought I would give you a retrospective glimpse of my time here at Hanky Panky. The first several weeks were all about discovering the … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Repurpose Holiday Gift Boxes

Hanky Panky incorporates the “3 R’s” of environmentally-conscious living—Reduce, Reuse & Recycle—in just about every aspect of its manufacturing and corporate operations, including the striking gift packing for our Signature Lace Thong multi-packs. Hanky Panky gift boxes are made of … Continue reading

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Made in America

Labor Day is an outgrowth of the late 19th century labor movement, and the first Monday of September retains its central character as a day of national tribute to the contributions that American workers make to the prosperity of our … Continue reading

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Making It In NYC: Maker Movement Exhibit @ the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Last week, a small group of manufacturers, who make everything from fine hardwood furniture to combat apparel to architectural metalwork to, you guessed it, thongs, gathered at BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to celebrate the opening of an … Continue reading

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Moral Manufacturing: How Hanky Panky Reduces, Reuses & Recycles

Every day is Earth Day here at Hanky Panky. Skeptical?  Hard not to be, when “greenwashing” is so rampant you have to consult the Greenwashing Index before buying dishwashing detergent or tampons. Well, visit our showroom in Manhattan or our production and warehousing facility in … Continue reading

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Sustainability & Fashion at Hanky Panky

Following are excerpts from a career-related speech that Elizabeth de Luna, Class of ’14, gave in her Public Speaking class at Barnard College. The fashion industry is a vicious cycle of excess and spending, desire and immediate gratification. It’s no … Continue reading

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