Meet Nude Label
My feelings about bras are well documented - you can check them out here. I believe we should have the option to wear them or not, and I wish curvier women had more ethically made options that were actually comfortable. I was beyond happy when I found Nude Label - they make bras that have wider straps, no underwire, are natural fabric AND in an XL. These are now one of the only brands I wear. I love what they stand for, what they produce, and how they do it. I'm honoured to have been able to interview them, and to share a little more about who they are with you.
Tell us a bit about what you do and how you got started.
We started about 4 years ago.
We felt there was a gap at that time between sexy undies but uncomfortable and comfy but not so attractive undergarments. Our mission was to fill this gap and so we did.
We started working on this idea 4 years ago and we launched the collection after one year of research and hard work.
I like that your line is so minimal, with a focus on a few simple pieces in beautiful, muted colors. What inspired you to do that?
We like to wear basics. Comfy and well thought-out garments in plain muted colors. So when created the brand we wanted to go that way and created pieces that would match the clothes we usually wear.
You are one of the few ethically made companies that makes pieces that work for curvier women, from natural fabrics and are still affordable.What propels that? Was it a conscious choice or something that just happened organically?
It is a conscious choice. We want our garments to fit the as much different body shapes and sizesas possible. We know there is still a long way to go until we reach this but we keep working on it.
We will be developing new patterns in the future to satisfy as many woman as we can.
What does ethical mean to you?
When we say we produce in an ethical way we mean that we ensure the people who works for us earn fair wadges and are offered dignified working conditions. Plus, we manufacture locally causing less impact on the environment and helping the local economy.
What is the biggest reward in this endeavor? Biggest struggle?
Well, the biggest reward is getting our work recognized. We specially love hearing from our customers, their feedback keeps us on the go!
The biggest struggle was getting started, once we overcome those first steps everything got easier.
What advice do you have for those starting their own endeavors?
If you believe in what you are doing don’t give up! It will work out eventually!
What inspires you?
Everything around us… the people around us, the city, music.. every single thing influences us in one way or another.
How do you defined success?
Success in terms of work for us is managing to make a living out of what you love to do.
How do you find balance? What does balance means to you?
Balance is standing up for the life you truly love for yourself and making choices that align with that.
We find balance by being surrounded by people we love and deserve our time, doing things we enjoy and trying not to overthink about anything.
What do you think is the most important thing in life?
Being in peace with yourself. You can give more to the others surrounding you and make the ones you love happier.
How are you trying to make a difference in our world?
We try to give a message of self acceptance and women empowerment. We know alone we can't change much but together with other small brands with same mission we can and feel some things are starting to change!