Happy Bat Week 2018!

“Batty Thongs” created by Nadina of the Hanky Panky Graphics Department.

Did you know that bats play critically important roles in the health of ecosystems around the world, including the control of insect populations, agricultural pests and disease-carrying insects such as mosquitoes? Over 500 plants depend on bats for pollination including bananas, cocoa, and agave and fruit eating bats are seed dispersers for many tropical fruit trees. Conserving the world’s bats and their ecosystems ensures a healthy planet.

And Happy Halloween!

Dwarf epauletted fruit bat (Micropteropus).

Dwarf epauletted fruit bat (Micropteropus). Image used under license from Shutterstock.com.

Learn more about these fascinating creatures and how you can help them here:


Bat Conservation International

Wildlife Conservation Society

-Gale, Co-Founder, President & Creative Director

About Hanky Panky

In 1977, designer Gale Epstein created a hand-made lingerie set for her friend, Lida Orzeck, crafted out of embroidered handkerchiefs. The original designs were the inspiration for the company name, Hanky Panky. Blending traditional with modern glam looks, Hanky Panky is a fashion favorite of countless celebrities.
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