I’ve been accidentally compiling this list since Mary’s Bottom Line started being promoted – its by no means an exhaustive list and I’m sure it’s going to get added to and edited extensively, but here’s a start! (Oh, and we make about 60% of our stock in the Uk at the moment).
Some Uk manufacturing units:
AJM sewing; I cadged all my info about them off Ayten – they were set up when Gossard moved production overseas, they employ 41 people, and they do lingerie, swim, nightwear and the occasional bit of upholstery. They said they work regularly with at least 10 UK brands
Gio – the old stockings company I work with, who still make hosiery the 1950′s way.
Vixen, who make the 10, 12, and 14 strap suspender belts that I refuse to!
British made British brands;
Ayten Gasson – silk lingerie and nightwear with vintage Nottingham lace and inspiration.
Lascivious - directional lingerie brand
Pretty Form and Revival – not only vintage style but vintage patterns!
Betty Blue’s loungerie - glamourous styles to relax in
Mint Siren – edgy, quirky pieces
Miss Crofton - east London-made soft bralets and big knickers
Modern Courtesan and MC Lounge - Seduction apparel
Bordelle – more straps than you can shake a stick at
Obey My Demand – luxury lingerie in leather
Jane Woolrich – longstanding romantic sleepwear brand
Sulis - silk underwear for women and men.
Dainty Lady – for the petite of bosom
Who made your pants – ethically made in the UK by refugees.
Bugsypants – creating the swimwear in the print you want
Rebecca Ansah – luxury lingerie
Lucile Lingerie - sumptuous silk undies and robes.
Buttress and Snatch – luxury burlesque influenced retro lingerie
Strumpet and Pink – elaborate luxury knickers
Fred and Ginger - the silk may be Parisian but it’s all made here
Beaujais – luxury large cup bra sets made in the UK
Andrea Billiard – modern lingerie with bold design
Artemis South – new lingerie brand with nightwear and swimwear, plus a bespoke option.
Atsuko Kudo – luxury high fashion latex lingerie with exclusive prints
Darling Ava – made to order corsets and lingerie
Ell & Cee – luxury silk chiffon with amazing detail
Frantic About Frances - new retro brand.
Gilda and Pearl – individually customisable silk lingerie
Love Baby Grand - handmade in house
Nicole de Carle – choose your colours and trims!
Nicole Gill – luxury lingerie with a bespoke option
Sian Hoffman – bespoke and individually made corsets and girdles.
British brands who make some or most of their goods in the UK
Us! – check the product descriptions, but roughly speaking, if its a continuity item or a different colour of a continuity items, it’s made here, if it’s a bra set, its made overseas. Stockings are part British, part French, part European. We’re making over 60% of our pieces here now. You can also come and see us in London, near Marcle Arch, where we’re starting to stock up on more Uk made items.
Velda Lauder – luxury corsetiere to the stars, her corsets are all UK made, the lingerie is sometimes made overseas.
Fleur Of England – silk and lace English lingerie, bridal and swimwear. Mostly made in the UK, some in Europe.
Made By Niki - luxury lingerie and shapewear with a high fashion take on it all. The String range is made here in the UK, I think the Feel is made overseas – check with them for other styles.
Paolita – superb swim and beachwear, their robes and kaftans are made here in the UK, mostly available through our shop in Marble Arch.
British brands made overseas but exporting British style round the world!
Playful Promises - though the pasties exclusive to the shop and site are British, most of it is made overseas to make their trend led, fun and flirty styles very affordable.
What Katie Did – ditto on the pasties front, WKD are one of the largest independent brands there is, exporting faux vintage lingerie around the globe!
Miss Mandalay - large cup bra and bikini set specialist, she does make the occasional range here but you’d have to ask her which ones each season.
Candy Baker – printed and crystalled hosiery based in the UK
Kriss Soonik - Estonian based in London making cute loungerie – she makes her peices back in Estonia.
Twenty8 and Miss Fit Uk – Uk designed but not made large cup small back bras and clothing
Aloe – luxury loungewear and clothing in flowing silks
Amoralia – maternity lingerie made with love
Beautiful Bottoms - silk georgette lingerie
Damaris and Mimi Holliday – One of the longer standing UK designer brands.
Dirty Pretty Things – self explanatory!
Lulu and Lush – steel boned corsets and lingerie
Harlette - luxury lingerie
Jenny Packham – designer lingerie and bridal.
Love By Susie – luxury bridal wear
Myriam Girard – French designer stuck in London!
Ma Mignonette – lingerie for the enchantress, “hand finished” in the UK
Pistol Panties – designer swimwear
Shelle Belle Couture – beautifully feminine swimwear, lingerie and slips
Royce – British designed non-wired bras
Berdita – classic lingerie and shapewear
Rigby and Peller - By appointment to the Queen!
Shock Absorber – a UK sportsbra specialist who export across the globe
Sweetling – ethical teen bras
Tallulah Love – ex Playboy lingerie designer comes over to the cute side!
Stella McCartney – now there’s a familiar name
Yes Master - boutique brand
Ultimo – patented one of the first silicone bras
The corporate big boys
UK companies who don’t make in the UK and probably don’t need our help but hey, for the sake of completeness here’s a list.
Making in the UK? Based in the UK and employing ever more people? Spotted a mistake? Let me know on catherine at kissmedeadly.co.uk.