Sustainability Chic

Cotton With a Conscience® Organically-Grown Cotton Boyshorts with printed lace trim.

Cotton With a Conscience® Organically-Grown Cotton Boyshorts with printed lace trim.

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.

Unlike many other brands’ organic cotton collections, which are grown overseas in areas with questionable labor practices and less-than transparent organic certification bodies, our ultra-premium organically-grown Supima® fibers are grown in the Southwest of the United States. The yarns used to make our organically-grown Supima® Cotton with a Conscience® are certified organic according to the Global Organic Textile Standards by Control Union Specifications B.V. in the Netherlands.

Because there are no harmful pesticides or herbicides used, this method of farming is less harmful to the field workers, the local environment, and to the local lakes and rivers, which have the potential to carry pesticide and herbicide residues far from their original sources.

Additionally, we use low-impact fiber reactive dyes, which do not contain toxic chemicals. These dyes have a high absorption rate, and use less water than conventional dyeing, which results in a more eco-friendly process.

Best of all, our Cotton with a Conscience® collection is beautiful, practical, and comfortable.

Happy Earth Day!

-Larissa, Senior Designer

 

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Staff Picks for Mother’s Day

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift that is pretty and practical? Look no further. Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide is here, along with these staff picks.

Signature Lace Camisole

“I chose a soft pink Signature Lace Camisole for my mom this Mother’s Day, perfect for layering under a fresh white blouse for spring.”—Emily, Account Executive

Signature Lace Camisole in Lip Gloss ($48). Available in sizes s-xl on hankypanky.com.

Signature Lace Camisole in Lip Gloss ($48). Available in sizes s-xl on hankypanky.com.

Sleeveless Supima® Cotton Pajamas

“I usually try to get an everyday gift for my mom. I want her to feel complete bliss in this sleep set while sipping her coffee in the morning.”—Anna, Design Assistant

Sleeveless Supima ® Cotton Pajamas in Forget Me Not Blue ($110). Available in sizes s-l on hankypanky.com.

Sleeveless Supima ® Cotton Pajamas in Forget Me Not Blue ($110). Available in sizes s-l on hankypanky.com.

Retro Lace V-Kini

“The Retro V-kini is perfect for all of my mom’s summer dresses.”—Ali, Product & Merchandising Analyst

Retro Lace V-Kini in Chai ($34). Available sizes xs-l in basic and seasonal colors on hankypanky.com.

Retro Lace V-Kini in Chai ($34). Available sizes xs-l in basic and seasonal colors on hankypanky.com.

Nautical Rose Jersey Camisole & Boyshort

“I chose the Nautical Rose camisole and boyshort for my sister-in-law, because the jersey will be soft and comfy on her sensitive skin, and the print suits her preppy Connecticut mom lifestyle. The camisole makes a great springtime top, layered under an oxford shirt, and paired with her favorite khakis.”—Larissa, Senior Designer

Nautical Rose Camisole ($53) and Boyshort ($36). Available in sizes xs-l on hankypanky.com.

Nautical Rose Camisole ($53) and Boyshort ($36). Available in sizes xs-l on hankypanky.com.

Silky Skin Hi-Rise Panty

“I chose the Silky Hi-Rise Panty because my mom likes to feel sexy under her corporate attire. This panty is perfect for her business suits and dresses.”—Shannerri, Customer Service Manager

Silky Skin Hi-Rise Panty ($38). Available sizes xs-xl, in Crystal Pink, Mocha, and Black on hankypanky.com.

Silky Skin Hi-Rise Panty ($38). Available sizes xs-xl, in Crystal Pink, Mocha, and Black on hankypanky.com.

 

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Poisson d’Avril

The Hanky Panky Times/ "Wear Lingerie News Gets Made"/ Friday, April 1, 2016/ Hanky Panky Launches Lingerie Line for Pets

Hanky Panky, makers of the World’s Most Comfortable Thong®, today announced a line of lingerie for animal companions.

Life is Poodieful

Henree-Wears-a-Cheeky

Henree Orzeck, founder and CEO of Ball Finder (NYSE: BALL), an ingenious app that helps dogs find lost tennis balls, knows a thing or two about work/life balance. “Running a successful business is hard work,” she says, “but that’s no excuse to forgo the simple pleasures of exercise, a good haircut, and nice clothes.”  At 14, Henree is as trim and energetic as a pup, running from one meeting to another at the company’s Silicon Alley headquarters without breaking a sweat. “My clothes work for me, like everything else around here. If my Hanky Panky panties weren’t perfectly comfortable, I’d fire them.”

Cat Always Gets What She Wants

In a surprisingly forthright statement to the press, Hanky Panky President and Creative Director Gale Epstein admitted that it was her cat, Sybil, who finally persuaded the designer to take a risk and go to market with lingerie for pets. “Every night when I came home, Sybil would say the same thing to me,” said Gale. “It was ‘meow, meow, meow’ all the time. Finally, I gave in and said, ‘let’s do this.'”

Sybil, Gale's cat, models our Tickle-Me-Pink Leg Garter for Cats ($12 on hankypanky.com).

Sybil, author of The Secret Life of Cats: A Memoir (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013), wearing a Hanky Panky Tickle-Me-Pink Lace Ruff ($12 on hankypanky.com).

Hot to Trot

“The ladies, they love me,” says Trigger, a 16-year old palomino Morgan and the self-described “bad boy” of Hawk Rise Farm in Kent, NY. “Spring brings flies as well as pheromones. A flymask that is as handsome as it is comfortable is essential for playtime with the mares.”

Trigger, the "bad boy" of Hawk Rise Farm, models Hanky Panky's new Signature Lace Flymask for Horses in Sweet Mint (style no. 4811, $20 on hankypanky.com). "Neigh," he said.

Trigger, the “bad boy” of Hawk Rise Farm, models Hanky Panky’s new Signature Lace Flymask for Horses in Sweet Mint (style no. 4811, $20 on hankypanky.com).

Happy All Fool’s Day, ya’ll. Or, as the French would say, poisson d’Avril!

Clara

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Create Peace of Mind™

One of the most rewarding things about having a successful business is the ability it provides to contribute philanthropically. We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Hanky Panky Supports PeaceLove collection for Summer 2016.

The sharing circle at a Walk in My Shoes™ workshop at PeaceLove Studios.

The sharing circle at a Shoe Stories workshop at PeaceLove Studios.

When we met Jeffrey Sparr and learned of his PeaceLove Studios™, we were immediately impressed with his concept to bring peace of mind through artistic expression. In his early workshops, Jeff would share his story, show his art, and then challenge participants to think about “what gives you peace of mind?”, and then paint it.

PeaceLove Studios helps people create peace of mind through expressive arts. Their studio workshops include Shoe Stories and Transformation Collages.

PeaceLove Studios helps people create peace of mind through expressive arts. Their studio workshops include Shoe Stories and Transformation Collages.

The artwork that was translated onto our signature lace for this capsule collection was created during one of the very first Paint4Peace™ expressive arts workshops by Cathy Van Lancker, a middle school art teacher in Providence, RI.  Staff is encouraged to jump in and participate during the sessions and Cathy did just that.  When asked about her painting, Cathy shared, “Making art gives me peace of mind.  Having the opportunity to share PeaceLove® and this experience with my students was special.  The different hearts represent my students and the joy I felt creating with them.”

Hanky Panky Supports PeaceLove is a design and philanthropic collaboration with PeaceLove Studios. The collection includes four styles in our signature lace: a camisole (xs-l, $59), boyshort (xs-l, $39), and original and low rise thongs (one size fits most, $25). Available on hankypanky.com.

The Hanky Panky Supports PeaceLove collection includes a camisole (xs-l, $59), boyshort (xs-l, $39), and original and low rise thongs (one size fits most, $25). Available on hankypanky.com.

Gale & Lida

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Introducing mileSTONES by Hanky Panky

Make it a date! Commemorate a special day (wedding day, anniversary,birthday, etc) using up to eight characters. Examples: 10/12/16, 11/17. *Crystals are slightly smaller than the personalization crystals.

Make it a date! Commemorate a special day (wedding day, anniversary, birthday, etc) using up to eight characters. Examples: 10/12/16, 11/17. *Crystals are slightly smaller than the personalization crystals.

Some days are worth remembering. Hanky Panky’s newest personalization feature, mileSTONES allows you to commemorate special days with a crystal appliqué of a 6 digit date with slashes. Our personalized mileSTONES panties make ideal gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, lease-signings, business launches, real estate closings, becoming a parent, retirement, personal achievements, etc.

mileSTONES don’t have to be just dates, either. Here are some quirky “off-label” ideas:
Your first initial in binary
Your phone number (no dashes or area code)
Your age
Your favorite/”lucky” numbers
Your “number”from your sports jersey
Your high score on your favorite game
Your SAT/GRE/ACT Score
Your conquests

What are your mileSTONES?

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Hanky Panky Spring 2016: In Bloom

Hanky Panky Spring 2016 Prints & Colors

Hanky Panky Spring 2016 Prints & Colors

fresh hues
Hanky Panky’s Spring 2016 color story is an updated mix of bright pop colors and saturated pastels. The Signature Lace palette consists of Allure, a bright, saturated coral-pink, Lip Gloss, a rich pink, Sweet Mint, a lush green, Limoncello, a bright, cool yellow, Violet Crush, a bright, pastel lavender, Forget-Me-Not, a perfect shade of blue, Passionate Pink, a neon pink, Pearl Grey, a sophisticated pale grey, and Peach Smoothie, a neon pastel peach.

downtown darling
The first delivery of Spring is bright and sexy. Prints include Alluring Daisies, a hot pink gerbera print on white lace, and Shadow Cat, a leopard print in shades of gray and fuchsia. New fashion groups include Luscious Rose, sophisticated crossdyed lace and mesh in black or shades of mocha and pink, and Marina Dot, playful aqua polka dot mesh combined with white lace.

picnic in the park
The second delivery of Spring 2016 evokes a perfect springtime afternoon. Prints include English Garden, a classic chintz print on off-white lace, Check Me Out, a fresh blue and white bias gingham print, and Animal Chiffon, a neutral leopard in shades of ivory, beige, and black. This season’s embroidery is pastel flowers on peach-colored tulle.

garden romance
The final delivery of Spring 2016 is both sophisticated and romantic. Prints include Indigo Rose, a graphic floral inspired by traditional block-printed textiles, Fairy Queen, a delicate floral garland print in pastels and ivory on lace, chiffon, and mesh, and Nautical Rose jersey, a navy and ivory sailor stripe with red roses and navy blue trims. Fashion groups include classic white eyelet and blush chiffon trimmed with ivory venise lace.

-Larissa

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In the News

For an inside view on the dynamic duo behind Hanky Panky, check out this recent article on Forbes.com: “How The Women Behind Hanky Panky Launched A Brand That Sells An Average Of One Panty Per Second.”

Hanky Panky signature thongs: "Our entire angle was comfort and colors."

“Our entire angle was comfort and colors,” Gale Epstein, Hanky Panky’s co-founder, Creative Director and President, told Forbes.com.

Of Hanky Panky’s signature thong—the 4811 and it’s little sister, the 4911—co-founder, Creative Director and President Gale Epstein, said:

When we first introduced the thong in 1986 it was considered a very risqué piece. There were thongs out there—not that many—and none of them were comfortable. So our entire angle was comfort and colors. It was still considered a sexy piece for many years, but as pants became tighter and women were concerned about VPL, it became an everyday piece.

For more on women entrepreneurs and luxury lifestyle brands, follow Vivienne Decker on Forbes.com.

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#ThongDiary

We started the Thong Diary in 2008 to collect and share the many touching and often hilarious stories we hear from friends, family, and customers about their Hanky Panky lingerie. From the Thong Diaries, we’ve learned that Hanky Panky has its own small but delightful role to play in women’s married lives, recoveries from divorce and illnessprofessional pursuits, physical fitness, family life, as well as being a staple ingredient in the diet of their beloved canine companions.

We are proud that word-of-mouth has been a big driver of our company’s growth over the past 38 years because that is a testament to the quality of the garments we make. But, as Gale often says, social media is where word-of-mouth happens these days. So at the beginning of the new year, we asked our Instagram and Facebook followers to share their Hanky Panky stories. All of the entries we received were great, but this one by @babeezmomma went straight to our fun-loving hearts:

I was at a Wiz Khalifa concert with my girlfriend and our teenage sons. I had a sundress on and decided I would throw my Hanky Panky on the stage. (Our sons had moved to another area for the concert.) I missed the stage and my underwear landed in the security pit. At the end of the show, I asked the security guard for my underwear back. They were new and I didn’t want them to go to waste. He reluctantly handed them back to me.

Got a story to share? Please email it to thongdiary@hankypanky.com, or post it to your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account with #ThongDiary. If we publish your story, we’ll send you a free Hanky Panky thong.

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Treat Yourself for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a month away, and is great opportunity to treat yourself. Step a little beyond your comfort zone and embrace the sexy beast that you are! Obviously, everyone’s comfort zone is different, so stepping beyond can be as simple as getting your everyday favorite panties in a playful new color or print, or as elaborate as investing in a sultry Hanky Panky After Midnight® ensemble.

Here are a few of our favorite Valentine’s Day picks.

3 of your favorite thongs in a selection of bright and playful colors, packed in an adorable heart-shaped box.

3 of your favorite thongs in a selection of bright and playful colors, packed in an adorable heart-shaped box.

Cheer up your panty drawer with three brightly colored thongs, in your choice of Original Rise or Low Rise. After you remove the thongs, the hot pink heart-shaped box is great for storing costume jewelry, hair ties, or other little trinkets.

Hanky Panky's soft and sheer Peek-A-Boo lace babydoll with a flirty satin bow and matching G-string.

Our soft and sheer Peek-A-Boo lace babydoll with a flirty satin bow and matching G-string.

A babydoll nighty is both flirty and easy to wear. Our Peek-A-Boo lace babydoll is available in Black (sizes S to L and 1X to 3X), Light Ivory (sizes S to L and 1X to 3X), and Red (sizes 1X to 3X only).

Hanky Panky Embroidery Bra, Garter Belt, and Thong

This embroidered bra, garter belt, and thong ensemble is both sultry and elegant.

Our best-selling Embroidery collection is available for Valentine’s Day 2016 in a combination of black, red, and pink and includes an elegant new garter belt. Add black stockings, your favorite LBD and a pair of killer heels, and you’ll feel totally fierce. Bra available in sizes XS (32A/B), S (34A/B), and M (36A/B), thong available in one size (to fit sizes 2-12), garter belt available in sizes S to L, cheeky hipster (not shown) available in sizes XS to L.

Three lace teddies by Hanky Panky After Midnight.

What’s sexier than a lace teddy, trimmed with ribbons?

Feeling frisky? Go all out (literally!) in a super-sexy lace teddy by Hanky Panky After Midnight®. Our Signature Lace Crotchless Teddy is available in Black (sizes S to L and 1X to 3X), Red (sizes S to L and 1X to 3X), Tulip Pink (sizes S to L), and Leopard print (sizes S to L and 1X to 3X). Our Signature Lace Satin Tie Bondage Teddy is available in Black (sizes S to L). Our Hot Dot Back Tie Bodysuit is available in Black (sizes S to L) and Tickled Pink (Sizes S to L).

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Work Out in BARE

Hanky Panky BARE's ultra-lightweight microfiber knit wicks moisture from your skin, keeping you cool, and the Supima® cotton crotch lining keeps your sensitive areas comfy.

Hanky Panky BARE’s ultra-lightweight microfiber knit wicks moisture from your skin, keeping you cool, and the Supima® cotton crotch lining keeps your sensitive areas comfy.

It’s a new year, schedules have returned to normal, and many people are looking to get back on track or update their fitness goals. (I missed my Friday night yoga class 3 weeks in a row and that first week back was rough!)

This is a great time to update your active wardrobe. Fabulous new fitness clothes can be a great motivation to break a sweat. (And conversely, having nothing appropriate to wear while exercising can be a real disincentive to make it to the gym, street, or studio.)

Hanky Panky BARE Thongs are available in an assortment of basic and fashion colors, as well as leopard print.

Hanky Panky BARE Thongs are available in an assortment of basic and fashion colors, as well as leopard print.

Hanky Panky staffers agree that our BARE collection makes awesome workout undies. The ultra-lightweight patented microfiber knit wicks moisture from your skin, keeping you cool and dry, and the Supima® cotton crotch lining keeps your sensitive areas comfy. And with a wide variety of silhouettes to choose from, g-strings to boyshorts to bodysuits, there’s something for just about every activity.

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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