Olly is on a mission to create pretty lingerie with limited impact on the environment. Their tulle is created from part recycled fibres which not only reduces waste but can also save on emitting further emissions through virgin production.
Olly aims to source as many of its materials as locally as possible to limit their transport carbon footprint. Currently, their tulle, hooks, straps and sliders all come from the EU, but they have hopes to expand this to also include their cotton, which is currently very hard to source from Europe.
Using part recycled tulle means Olly lingerie is giving a new life to existing waste material. Using part recycled tulle drastically reduces the impact of Olly’s lingerie, but it does also mean that their lingerie will emit microplastics in the same way that traditional lace does. We therefore suggest washing Olly’s lingerie using a Guppy Bag that will keep all microplastics out of our waterways.
Olly’s packaging is entirely plastic-free. It uses FSC certified recycled cards manufactured in France, and is printed using vegetable inks.
The team at Olly have carefully selected their materials to ensure limited water consumption and pollution. Choosing to use GOTs certified organic cotton means 91% less water is used in the growing of Olly’s cotton compared to traditional cotton. Their part recycled tulle also saves water by reusing already created fibres. Additionally, they choose to use OETEX certified dyes, which means the dyes used on their fabrics have been certified to not be harmful to people or the planet.
Olly works with a factory in Hungary to make their undies and all workers are paid the Hungary minimum wage. The Olly team makes regular visits to the factory to verify that workers' conditions are upheld.