Tag Archives: Sustainability

You Can Help Prevent Endangered Forest Fibers

Rayon, Viscose, Tencel™ Modal, Tencel™ Lyocell, Bamboo, Cupro, Acetate. What do all these fibers have in common? They’re all regenerated cellulose fibers. This means they are man-made fibers that are created from cellulose, AKA plant material. Yay, plants, right? Biodegradable! … Continue reading

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Introducing Hanky Panky Lingeriecycle™

Lingeriecycle: Don’t let your lingerie languish in a landfill. Introducing Lingeriecycle.™ Hanky Panky has partnered with B.R.A. Bra Recyling Agency to recycle no-longer-wearable lingerie by shredding and converting into carpet padding. From co-founder Gale Epstein’s very first designs using repurposed … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky Signs the Sustainable Cotton Communiqué

If you educate yourself to the negative effects of “modern” farming, it can really get you down. Yet it’s not too late for us to become aware and make necessary changes for the health of our planet and ultimately our … Continue reading

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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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Why Made in USA Matters to You

For many of us, when it comes to buying clothes, price and convenience matter more than where our clothing is made. Does that make us bad people? Not in my view, when being short on time and disposable income 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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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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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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Cotton and Sustainability

It’s important for fashion and clothing companies to think through the consequences of their supply chain’s effects on the environment and human safety. More consumers are taking notice and are willing to spend a bit more for ethically and sustainably made clothing. … Continue reading

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