Fellow Dreamers, Filiz Rezvan, Flimsymoon: these are the current lingerie brands using kickstarter to crowdfund. Each has a unique, vibrant aesthetic, and all are women-owned and operated with missions that are both local and global in scope.
As a disclaimer, I've backed all three brands. However, the backing isn't because these brands make lingerie I'd personally wear, even though it's all gorgeous. However, as a small business owner and as a feminist, it's crucial to me to support other women-owned businesses, especially those that are socially conscious, especially those that ethically source their materials.
I hope you'll support them, too.
The "Idealist" Playsuit - Fellow Dreamers
Mission: "A luxury loungewear and lingerie label with positive social change and sustainability at the very heart of all we do."
Where? Designed in the UK, handcrafted in India (with the goal of creating employment for some of the most disadvantaged women in the community).
Days left in campaign: 21
How much money is left to raise: ca. £2000 (goal: £7000)
"Krissy" bra & brief - Filiz Rezvan
Mission: Luxury handcrafted lingerie with an air of excitement.
Where? Handcrafted in San Francisco, with a goal of employing other local seamstresses.
Days left in campaign: 67 hours!
How much money is left to raise: ca. $2000 (goal: $10000)
"La Sylphide" knickers - Flimsymoon
Mission: "Whimsical, poetic, and otherworldly, Flimsymoon intimates evoke a vision of femininity which playfully flits between the erotic and the innocent."
Where? Designed and handcrafted in the UK.
Days left in campaign: 9
How much money is left to raise: ca. £3000 (goal: £6500)