Vintage-inspired lingerie | Ethical manufacturing | 100% silk luxury
Angela Friedman lingerie bridges the gap between an opulent dream world and your everyday wardrobe, with gorgeous underwear that's exquisitely handcrafted just for you. Our designs aren't just beautiful, but they feel splendid against the skin, and you can feel good about supporting a small business and ethical manufacturing with every purchase.
Invest in your clothing:
We all love to curate our wardrobes out of favorite memories: a beloved cashmere cardigan, a printed silk scarf from that semester spent abroad, a grandmother's beaded purse... From this love for all things sentimental comes Angela Friedman's line of vintage-inspired lingerie. We indulge in our signature perfumes or fine chocolates all the time- But it's all too easy to forget the very items that touch our skin the most intimately.
Why do we so often neglect our intimate apparel? Why wear the finest wool overcoat or luxurious silk cocktail dress, but pair it with a boring, molded-cup t-shirt bra and scratchy, polyester undies? It's time to start putting only the finest materials and craftsmanship against your delicate skin. Our exquisite designs feature 100% silk satins and French laces, meticulously hand crafted into beautiful (and still comfortable!) garments.
Our slow-fashion guarantee:
All of our designs, whether individual samples or larger production runs, are ethically manufactured in England. This is our guarantee to you: No outsourcing to overseas factories, no sweatshop conditions, no cutting corners, and no unliveable wages - Ever.
We proudly manufacture in-house, we source our textiles and materials from other local and small businesses, and we use recycled and recyclable packaging where possible. We create timeless garments that will last well beyond a single season (even for years), in order to stop the vicious fast-fashion cycle that sends so many clothes to the landfill. You can learn more about our commitment to environmentally-friendly business practices here.
We also believe in giving back. With the onset of Covid-19, we began to donate time, materials, and money in the aid of healthcare workers by manufacturing free scrubs for the NHS, and we regularly make charitable contributions to the local community as a part of our business model. Examples include donating 10% of all March 2022 sales to the DEC's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal and an ongoing donation of 5% of sales of the Papillon range to aid butterfly conservation in the UK.
Our clothes are meticulously made-to-last, so you can feel good about investing in the future of your wardrobe.
Designer Angela Friedman comes from a costume background, having previously worked in theatre, opera, and ballet workrooms throughout the US. Most recently, she served as the Head of the Ladies' Department of the New York City Ballet costume shop, where she supervised the production of 300+ exquisite dance costumes each year. Angela also worked as a freelance tailor for New York Fashion Week for 7 years, collaborating with high-end brands on couture garment construction and alterations.
Her current work as a fashion designer is heavily influenced by the opulent world of the ballet, and these inspirations lend to to the feminine and indulgent feel of the line. Her theatrical roots bring a sense of sophistication to the lingerie industry, and she hopes that each customer will feel just as beautiful as a principal dancer in her designs.
Care to see more behind-the-scenes photos and see the inner workings of the brand? Follow us on Instagram, where the designer posts daily photos from the Angela Friedman atelier!