'Luxury Lingerie with a Conscience' - What does it really mean?
We passionately believe that choosing ethical should never mean sacrificing style. Studio Pia was built to rival the best luxury labels in terms of design creativity, whilst ensuring our materials, manufacturing, packaging, marketing, delivery and legacy stay true to those ethical values.
We consider sustainability at every stage of business, but we know we're not perfect, and we are always looking for ways we can 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.
In the early design development stages, pattern and fabric efficiency is considered in order 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 sizing is another way sustainability has been a part of the design process from the brand's conception. This adjustable sizing system allows us to cater to many more sizes than fixed sizing would, and 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 specify high quality construction for all garments to provide maximum wear. If you require a repair to a Studio Pia piece, we will always endeavour to help mend it.
The pride ourselves on the quality and ethics behind the materials we chose.
Organic Peace Silk
We only use GOTS certified peace silk, a type of real silk made without killing the silkworm. The silk is dyed by hand using non-toxic dyes.
Our unique embroideries are designed in our London studio and made especially for us by a French couture embroidery house.
We 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 living wages are paid to all of our machinists and high standards of working conditions are maintained both at home and overseas. Overseas standards are monitored during bi-annual factory visits.
We operate a small atelier within our North London studio, from which our small team produce short and/or exclusive runs.
Our Romanian factory is made up of 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.
Your garments are protected inside a branded cotton dust bag, within a FSC recycled card luxury gift box. This is shipped in a cardboard box which is fully recyclable.
Sustainability is an issue we consider throughout the business, and this even extends to 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 sending 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 January 2019, for every product sold on our shop, we plant one tree in the Indonesian rainforests with the charity, One Tree Planted.
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.