British start-ups praise London lingerie consultancy

Violet & Wren works London Contour Experts to create samples.

British lingerie brands have praised the services of a London-based intimate apparel consultancy, 18 months since it was founded by designer Nichole de Carle.

London Contour Experts was set up in April 2015 to offer advice and services including product development and sampling for lingerie, activewear and swimwear companies.

Nichole de Carle is using her industry knowledge she acquired in the creation of her own lingerie brand to help her fellow designers run successful businesses.

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Since its launch, London Contour Experts has worked with a number of designers, start-ups and established brands.

Amber Wyles, founder and creative director of luxury lifestyle brand Maimie London said: “London Contour Experts communicate brilliantly through every design stage and work closely with me to deliver exactly what I need every time. They have a team of specialists under one roof so the sampling is efficient and cost effective. Nichole, goes above and beyond, imparting valuable advice on all aspects of running a fashion business, not just the sampling and development stages.”

Leanna Williams, founder and creative director of fuller bust brand Harlow & Fox commented: “As a growing brand, with a wide choice of sizes, it’s been vital to not be burdened with overstock and have the flexibility to top up production as and when required. Being able to produce bespoke and made-to-order items for our clients has also been a great opportunity.”

Helen Pollington, designer at Violet & Wren added: “TLE’s sampling service is great and they are happy to work with our first toile and patterns to create the samples, making amendments and suggestions if required.

“This is really helpful so that any issues are smoothed out prior to production, which gives us the utmost confidence that we will deliver a high quality product to our customers.”

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