Lara Intimates Are Size Inclusive, Sustainable, and London-Made

WHO

Cindy, Co-Founder of Lara Intimates

Bermondsey, London



My name is Cindy. I'm American - originally from Boston, and I moved to London when I was 18. I went to university at London College of Fashion, where I met Faith, my business partner at Lara Intimates. I live in Bermondsey, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. I love walking around in my free time. I also like Pilates, thrift shopping and trying new restaurants.

photo: Lara Intimates

photo: Lara Intimates

WHAT

Lara Intimates makes the world's best bras. We incorporate everything women want in their underwear: sustainably-made, size inclusive, comfortable, beautiful and made in London. Every product is made in Lara's all-female factory in Hackney from deadstock fabrics. We offer one of the widest bra size ranges in the world: 26A-36I - that's 60 bra sizes!

WHEN

Faith and I came up with the idea for Lara Intimates while studying at London College of Fashion. We both took a work placement year to gain experience, and we were appalled by the low quality, fit and sustainability standards in the industry. We knew we could create a business with better values and better products.

photo: Lara Intimates

photo: Lara Intimates

We offer one of the widest bra size ranges in the world: 26A-36I - that’s 60 bra sizes.

WHY

Lara offers a unique combination of environmental sustainability and specialist bra sizing.


WHERE

laraintimates.com/

@laraintimates

photo: Lara Intimates

photo: Lara Intimates

SUSTAINABLE

We try to be sustainable throughout our supply chain. Here are the steps we take:

  • Fabrics are deadstock, unused by large factories or brands otherwise destined for landfill

  • Elastics and garment labels are made responsibly in England

  • Gold rings and slides are made in France by one of the last remaining European lingerie component suppliers

  • Every item is made by our team in London

  • We manufacture on demand to save stock and textile waste. When someone orders an item, we make one for the customer and a few extras for stock. This ensures we have stock directly based on orders, reducing our wastage.

  • We cut fabric in tight lay planning to further reduce fabric waste

  • Textile waste is sent to the shredder and back to us. We're currently designing a product that will be stuffed with textile offcuts. Stay tuned!

FAVORITE

I love the Ava Bra in lilac and black!