Luxury Lingerie with a Conscience
We believe that choosing ethical should never mean sacrificing style. Pia created Studio Pia to rival the best luxury labels in terms of design and creativity, whilst ensuring our materials, manufacturing, packaging, marketing, delivery, and legacy stay true to her ethical values.
Sustainability is considered at every stage of business, and we are always looking for ways to minimise the environmental impact of our products and support the ethical treatment of workers in our supply chain. We've scoured Europe to bring together materials of the highest quality, with the lowest environmental cost, and we continue to search for replacements for our less-than-sustainable components. The pride ourselves on the quality and ethics behind the materials we chose.
Pattern and fabric efficiency is considered early in the design development stage to minimise waste. Each season we design our own embroidered tulle, not only to create wonderfully unique garments but because it gives us the ability to engineer it for minimum waste in the cutting process.
Our adjustable sizing system allows us to cater to many more sizes than fixed sizing would, and this means that we don't get left with hard-to-sell sizes at the end of each season. For our customers, it makes finding the right size a breeze and reduces the chances of having to return or exchange. It also allows for weight fluctuations, extending the life of the garment and further reducing unnecessary waste.
We ensure our garments are constructed to the high-quality to provide maximum wear. If you require a repair to a Studio Pia piece, we will always endeavour to help mend it.
Organic Peace Silk
Peace silk, otherwise known as Ahimsa silk, is a type of natural silk produced without harming or killing silkworms. Traditional silk manufacture kills around 6,600 silkworms for one kilo of silk, whereas peace silk allows the metamorphosis of the silkworm to a beautiful moth, completing its lifecycle. This process can take 2 to 4 weeks, extending the silk production time. However, this non-violent approach is fundamental to our ethical ethos.
The peace silk we use is certified organic. Large mosquito netting is attached to protect each tree to keep the silkworms safe from harmful insects and birds while being reared outdoors. In some cases, a non-toxic Bio-spray is used.
Our supplier Project Cocccon promotes silk-weaving on handlooms, generating employment in rural India, reversing migration from big cities and offering financial independence to local women.
Currently, 70% of the spinning and weaving operation is zero-carbon, thanks to a mix of manual and solar-powered looms.
Recycled Polyester Satin
SS23 sees the introduction of two new ranges utilising Boselli recycled polyester satin to complement our new and existing ranges made from peace silk satin. We are proud to say our new recycled satin ranges have the Vegetarian Society Approved vegan accreditation, offering more choice to our customers.
We understand that all the materials we use have an impact on the environment for various different reasons, however, by using certified recycled polyester we can contribute to reducing plastic waste and the use of fossil fuels. Sustainability is a journey we are committed to, and we are working hard to understand the impact of our products fully and will continue to make improvements wherever possible.
As with everything we do, the recycled satin ranges maintain our high standards of quality and durability, ensuring you can love your Studio Pia lingerie for longer.
Our unique embroideries are designed in house at our London studio and made especially for us by a French couture embroidery house.
We endeavour to use deadstock fabrics where possible, usually in less visible areas of garments.
Nothing is more important to us than the people in our supply chain. We ensure all our machinists are paid a living wages and high standards of working conditions are maintained both at home and overseas.
We operate a small atelier within our North London studio, from which our small team produce short and exclusive runs.
Our Romanian factory has a team of highly skilled women who specialise in luxury lingerie.
We make an effort to reduce and reuse plastics throughout the process, from production to delivery. For customer orders, we offer two packaging options; 'Basic' and 'Luxe'.
Your garments are wrapped in recycled tissue paper and shipped in a cardboard box. This option is fully recyclable.
We are currently updating and improving our luxe packaging and hope to have it available soon.
We consider sustainability in the branding and marketing choices we make.
Swing tags, note cards, flyers and business cards are all made from recycled card and can be recycled.
We regularly exhibit at trade and press events and take part in pop-up shops. We choose paper goody bags, and freebies are usually edible in the form of branded vegan cookies.
When shipping materials to our factory we always choose carbon-neutral services. Finished products are sent back to us via land, emitting fewer greenhouse gasses than shipping by air.
For customer orders, we offer two shipping options; 'Standard' and 'Express'.
Orders are shipped domestically and internationally using the quickest available tracked Royal Mail/overseas national postal system service.
Express Carbon Neutral
Orders are shipped internationally using UPS's express carbon-neutral service.
We are all too aware of the environmental impact the fashion industry has on the world and being a part of that; we want to give something back.
One Tree Planted
As of April 2022, for every product sold on our shop, we plant one tree with Ecologi
Doing so is an effort to help combat deforestation caused by forest fires, livestock farming, the palm oil industry and illegal mining. Deforestation contributes to the habitat loss of some of the most endangered animals and has a negative impact on air quality.