Meet the team
We are a small all-woman team working together to create beautiful underwear that is both a joy to wear and doesn't cost the earth. Each of us is paid the Brighton & Hove living wage, doing what we love. We are all passionate about sustainability, small business and eye-catching undies that make us feel amazing!
Hi, I'm Lou
I’m the founder of Brighton Lace, fabric sourcer, resident order packer, lady on logistics, creative vision holder and voice behind our Instagram. Running a small business means wearing lots of hats, especially at the beginning! I started Brighton Lace on a market stall some years ago and today I'm proud to say we’ve grown into a four-woman team.
As someone who has always been passionate about women's rights, sustainability and small business, I've held a vision of creating a socially and environmentally responsible brand that has empowerment and transparency at its core.
Our Amazing Team
I want everyone to know the women behind our feel-good undies brand. Each person in our team brings something unique. Kitty and Lou are our talented mother and daughter seamstress team. They’re the women who make your underwear. Then there's the wonderful Hermione who works on our marketing, campaign management and communications and is our customer service and e-commerce assistant.
Lou (we have two Lou's!) is our resident designer and chief seamstress, she is the creative genius behind most of our pieces and is the lady with the skills to bring them to life across different sizes (the really hard bit!).
From designing, through to pattern cutting and then sewing, Lou is an expert in stretch - she is also one of the most creative people you’ll ever meet! When she’s not sewing underwear for us she’s working on her own sustainable denim brand, knitting the fluffiest mohair jumpers, handcrafting silver jewellery, patchworking, painting and more!
Kitty is our other main seamstress and works alongside her Mum, Lou, in their Brighton garden sewing studio. When she’s not whizzing away on the sewing machines, Kitty can be found behind the camera as our resident behind-the-scenes photographer. You’ll see Kitty pop up on our Instagram feed modelling new designs, as well as showcasing our new laces when they arrive.
Kitty is passionate about making a positive impact on the fast fashion industry and is constantly dreaming of alternatives. Not only does she sew for us, she has her own sustainable fashion business @reclaimedroundabout.
Hermione started off as our marketing assistant and in-house sustainable fashion expert, and since then has become so much more! Today she also manages our e-commerce spaces, she’s our lady on comms and you’ll also find her behind our virtual “customer service desk”.
Together, Hermione and I dream up lots of other creative projects within our small business, including our much-loved At Home Campaign that launched at the beginning of lockdown. Hermione’s passionate commitment to a better world is a huge inspiration to me, and she helps me keep me focus of Brighton Lace on social and environmental responsibility.
Meet Our Partners
We also work with incredible teams and trusted suppliers and collaborate with talented creatives locally and beyond.
We try to source our fabrics and packaging as locally as possible working with suppliers who share our values.
We also work with talented local freelancers who support us on our creative journey including our wonderful bookkeeper and accountant Kate Thomas and photographer Natasa Leoni.
We are passionate about supporting small, women-led UK business and also sell a curated range of seasonal, handcrafted products on our website.
Join The Community
Are you following us @brightonlace yet? If not we’d love to have you! Our amazing Instagram community feels like an extension of the Brighton Lace team. We are always so inspired by everyone we are connected with. We love receiving your feedback and hearing your ideas.