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Kinky Knickers

In March 2012 we launched Kinky Knickers: a new brand of handmade lace undies by retail consultant Mary Portas. Each pair is made entirely in Britain; made lovingly in Middleton by local lads and lasses from the finest Nottingham lace. A group of apprentices chosen by Mary were specially trained in traditional lace making techniques, and the knickers are a culmination of all their hard work:

“This is absolute madness – our knickers are outshining us! We’ve fallen out and rowed loads but now we’re all together and the hard work has paid off. I was unemployed before this – I’d broken my leg and been out of work for 18 months. I kept asking myself why the old mills and factories weren’t reopened, I felt passionate about this cause even before I got involved in the project. Each of the seven of us has a different job, so each pair is a joint effort. If we didn’t work as a team it wouldn’t work, and there’s still lots more to do! We’re working on another 1000 for Liberty at the moment.” Les, a Kinky Knickers apprentice.

The hope is that this exciting collection will shine a light back on British manufacturing, and you can support the cause by wearing your Kinky Knickers with pride! Designed to be comfortable, sexy and VPL free, each pair comes with a hidden message in the gusset encouraging wearers to ‘Love Your Country!’

The range is available exclusively at Liberty in a range of colours from a more subtle ivory to a striking neon pink with orange trim. Get your pair of Kinky Knickers online now!

Mary's Bottom Line

Mary's Bottom Line, aired in 2012 on Channel 4.