Ayten Gasson launches ethical range for AW11

Ayten Gasson has introduced a limited edition range of organic silk, and cruelty free peace silk pieces in time for autumn 2011.

The signature camisole and tap pant set have been reworked in an ivory peace silk.

Unlike the traditional method of silk production, where the cocoon is boiled alive, peace silk allows the silkworm to emerge from its cocoon and live out its ‘full life’.

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The classic teddy has been updated in a stretch organic silk, trimmed with vintage cotton lace, produced in the old lace mills of Nottingham. Hand tied ribbon bows seek to complement the retro shape and enhance the vintage feel of the piece.

Each item from the Ayten Gasson collection is designed and manufactured in the UK, utilising some of the last remaining lingerie manufacturers in England. Many of the pieces are still hand finished in the designer’s London studio.

Ayten Gasson hopes to expand the range for Spring Summer 2012 and make the collection of ethical lingerie a permanent feature to the label.

The new line of ethical lingerie is not the first time the designer has worked with organic fibres. Ayten collaborated with ethical lingerie brand Enamore in 2009 to produce six collections of ethical underwear sets made using recycled vintage fabrics, organic silk and hemp.

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