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September: A Month for Fashion, Climate and Connection

by Marie Heffernan
September marks the start of the fall season, a season of change. September is also the time for both fashion week and climate week in NYC. So it’s no wonder the past month was filled with many exciting eco fashion events, where connection with sustainably minded change makers flourished.
I was lucky enough to attend a few of these events, and I have to say one of the things I love most about eco-friendly and ethical fashion, is the community of incredible individuals who support it. This September I attended the Esabitchin’ event put on by Esa, the fashion show launch of Livari, and “Bridge to a Sustainable Future: A Jazzy Rooftop Marketplace” which was put on by Dopper.

Esabitchin’ was a great way to kick off fashion week. Willa Tsokanis and Julia Valencikova created an event specifically to showcase and celebrate brands who are creating change through eco-friendly and ethical design practices. The event took place at Zen House in the lower east side, which was…
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Conscious Consumption: Making a Difference Through Fashion on a Budget

by Marie Heffernan
With all the current attention on the effects that the fashion industry has on the earth and its inhabitants, many of us are looking for better ways to shop. The question many of us are asking, however, is, how can we support eco-friendly and ethical fashion on a budget?


It’s true, sustainability comes at a certain price point. Designing things responsibly costs more, for many different reasons. At the mill or textile level, added costs come in the form of using organic fibers, or paying to have water treatment systems in place to ensure no chemicals are leaked into rivers or ground water. At the factory level costs come into play through output and waste management systems. Another cost is fair labor – no matter what new technology or machinery a designer uses, in the end a pair of human hands is always needed to assemble the garment. That human being deserves to be paid a living wage for their work.
Another cost that comes into play is the cost of creating s…

Lingerie Care & Laundry Detergents

As Lola & August and Naturæ by LA work towards a more sustainable future, it is vital to educate our customers on proper lingerie care to prolong the use of your undergarments.
From proper laundry care to choosing the right laundry detergents, it is possible to reduce waste and exposure to harmful chemicals.
Lola & August Luxury Lingerie

Hand-sewn in Toronto, Canada from imported fabrics, our luxury lingerie line should last you quite a few years, depending on number of wears and how you care for your pieces.
Hand wash the lingerie in cold water with like colors using one of the listed detergents below. Ensure the detergent has been properly rinsed before hanging or laying flat to dry. We recommend hanging for silk or satin items to prevent ironing which will dull the silk and, of course, to save energy.
Naturæ by LA Organic Cotton Lingerie

Made locally in Toronto, Canada by our team of talented seamstresses, the Naturæ by LA panties are made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic Co…

The History of the Corset

Whether you wear them to tantalize your partner, as part of a sexy Halloween costume, or to the club—we are all familiar with corsets.
These rigid pieces of lingerie have a rich history that dates back centuries, but it wasn’t until the end of the 17th century that corsets became relegated to a piece of underwear.

One hundred years later and women were still strapping in. That tiny, 22-inch waist we’re so used to seeing in period pieces on the BBC? It came into fashion in the 1840s and ‘50s, when “tightlacing” first became popular—which is the same period that corsets began to be mass-produced, as opposed to being tailored for a woman’s specific measurements.

The purpose of the corset hasn’t changed much over the centuries, although they have fallen in and out of fashion. By the early 20th century, the development of elastic led to the invention of more-flexible girdles, allowing women to take their first deep breaths in three centuries.

But all that changed with Kim Kardashian. …

A special note...

We want to thank you all so much for supporting us along this path of beautiful, luxury lingerie and Slow/Sustainable Fashion!
In doing so, you are supporting other local businesses and freelance seamstresses, pattern makers and sample makers who we pay 2x minimum wage in Ontario, along with a plethora of others we contract. 
This was our first line; it's been a wonderful year and a half since we first launched and we are ecstatic with the feedback and love from you all; plus we are very close to selling out this collection. We have also launched (in Jan '17) our new Organic Cotton mini-line - Naturæ by Lola & August.
We know we are overdue for a new collection, however we will only do so when we feel the time is right and when we can present to you something just as unique and beautiful.
In support of#SlowFashionwe are boycotting the regular release dates demanded by Fast Fashion - we refuse the pressure to push out

Get in touch with Naturæ

Get in touch with NaturæSimple, sustainable, and totally adorable panties are here! Made locally with 100% organic cotton, these panties come in three different styles, so you never have to sacrifice cute for comfort again. Choose from white or pink with a delicate bow accent, or red with a rosette.
All organic cotton fabric we use has either been dyed using low-impact fibre-reactive or natural dyes, with safe peroxide used for whitening. To learn more, read our blog about the benefits of organic cotton.
We’re 100% sweatshop free.
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Lola & August Now Shipping to 10 New Countries

We are excited to announce that LolaAndAugust.com and NaturaeBoutique.com are now shipping to 10 new countries! Visit our websites to start shopping!
If your country is not listed you can contact our sales team via Live Chat on our website or our contact form to process a custom order, or you can visit our international retailer Honey Bee Lingerie Boutique
Xoxo ~Lola & August