A bumper edition of Lingerie Insight is now available to read online, featuring the latest business news, industry interviews and trends features.
The January issue kicks of with the news that a new organisation called The Bust Trust is working to bring the lingerie industry together in supporting charities and firms that are focused on the education of breast health and well-being.
The Bust Trust will support those organisations that are choosing to highlight the importance of breast care throughout all stages of a woman’s life and bring issues to the attention of influential government and community bodies.
Our news section also covers the announcement that Christ Woodhouse has stepped down as chairman of Agent Provocateur amid an inquiry into accounting issues and the launch of a new loungewear brand developed by the former buying and design director of Sweaty Betty.
Over in our analysis pages, we reveal that Dita Von Teese Lingerie has restarted under a new firm after its manufacturer, DCI Corporation, folded, and reflect on the top 10 biggest lessons we learned in 2016.
Also this month, we interview Clare Woodall, owner of the Lincoln Bra Lady lingerie boutique in Lincolnshire. She reflects on how her store came about when she was working as a massage therapist four years ago and she noticed a demand for good-fitting bras among women with back and shoulder problems.
The business is now going from strength to strength, with a broad range of brands in store and a new website.
Over the page, we reveal the winners of the 2016 UK Lingerie Awards in a special feature. More than 100 firms entered this year’s awards, which underwent a revamp for 2016, with new categories and a brand new voting system. Turn to page 21 to read more see the full winners list.
Our big brand interview this month is with French lingerie label Simone Perele. Lingerie Insight’s Sarah Clarke took a trip to Paris to learn about the brand’s AW17 collections and speak exclusively with co-director Mathieu Grodner about the business’ five-year strategy.
Meanwhile in the UK, Lingerie Insight headed to the South East of England for this month’s regional focus. We met five independent retailers from Surrey, Old Amersham and West Sussex to find out how business is faring in their local areas.
Also in the interview hot seat this month is Confitex, a New Zealand-based brand which is helping to bring fashionable and sexy incontinence underwear into the mainstream by fighting to end the stigma associated with this common condition.
Over on our products and events pages, we provide a round-up of what to expect from the Salon International de la Lingerie trade show and pick out the highlights of exhibition, which will take place in Paris later this month.
Click here to read the January issue of Lingerie Insight.