Made Proudly in the USA

American Values at Work photos by Brian Goldman

Happy 4th of July weekend from Hanky Panky! Proudly made in the USA since 1977, Hanky Panky has made it to 40 years with the people, process and values we know and hold dearly. Today, we want to give you a “behind the seams” look at what that means for us. Fashion Revolution’s “Who Made My Clothes?” campaign struck a chord with us as we have always felt it was important to see the “people behind the panties“. We aim to be transparent with our loyal customers.

While apparel manufacturing overwhelmingly happens abroad, we work hard to keep our production local where we are able to easily monitor quality and standards and know the people we work with. Now, you get to know some of them too!

Ever heard the expression “it takes a village”? Well, it really does. Here are just some of the people who work together to bring Hanky Panky products to you, whether you are purchasing from a boutique, department store or our website. Meet some of our team  based in our Queens, New York warehouse and cutting room.


This is Angelique, who is trained in all departments to fill in for team members—from receiving raw materials to shipping finished goods. Wherever help is needed, Angelique is there!


Meet Manny, who works in our inventory control department. Among his many duties, he keeps track of our product inventory numbers and reconciles over and under-shipments of merchandise.


This is Sandy, who works in the shipping department and invoices every shipment that leaves our Queens warehouse daily, making sure that our wholesale customers are billed for the correct items they were shipped.


Andrew works hard, shipping out orders from the pack station where all orders are packed up for shipping, and also picks merchandise from inventory to fulfill orders when needed.

This is Mona, who works in quality control and also rolls thongs.


This is Mona, who works in the quality control department, making sure that all finished items going into stock meet our high standards of quality and workmanship. Mona also hand-rolls finished thongs into our signature rolled packaging.


Meet Sonya, who manages the trim department. Among her many duties, she picks thread colors and her department makes sure our contractors receive the correct types, colors and quantities of trims to complete the cut garments we send them to be sewn.


Pedro works in the receiving department and is responsible for inspecting hundreds and hundreds of yards of fabrics and trims for issues like inconsistent color shading within a roll of fabric, damages like holes or snags, or printing errors. He catches potentially extremely expensive and wasteful quality issues at a point in the process when we’re still able to work with our suppliers to come up with a solution.

Thank you to them and so many more who make up the Hanky Panky Team!

Carla & Larissa

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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