Esty Lingerie are thrilled to announce the launch of eco-friendly lingerie brand Petits Secrets by CB to coincide with WorldEnvironment Day.
Perfect for the environmentally conscious lingerie lover, designer Céline Bakshi hand crafts each and every piece using upcycled fabric from clothing, turning unwanted garments in beautiful and unique lingerie designs!
Every one of Bakshi’s creations is totally unique due to the limited supply of each fabric that she has to work with, making Petits Secrets by CB your perfect go-to choice for eco-friendly, affordable and one-off lingerie designs, for yourself or for a gift.
Bakshi also offers a bespoke service where you can have one of your own pieces of clothing lovingly turned into a new lingerie set. Contact Esty Lingerie if you wish to enquire about this special design service.
Meet the Designer: Celine Bakshi
of Petis Secrets by CB
Who: Céline Bakshi hand crafts every piece herself
What: Petits Secrets by CB is a beautiful, eco-friendly lingerie line made using recycled fabric from clothing
Where: All Petits Secrets by CB garments are handmade in London, UK
Meet London-based lingerie designer Céline Bakshi of Petits Secrets by CB, a stunning lingerie line that is set to revolutionise the eco-friendly lingerie market. Each and every piece is a special, one-off creation, hand-crafted by Bakshi using recycled fabric from clothing. She takes unwanted garments and tranforms them into something new and desirable – perfect for the environmentally conscious lingerista! Prices start at just £15.
Tell me about the launch of Petits Secrets…
In all honesty, Petits Secrets never had a real launch. It all just evolved from being a hobby I was doing to fill time between freelance footwear design projects, to being a little business. I made a few items and showed them to my friends, and they all thought there was something in it. Following that, I sold a few and then continued to make them and sold more! I am really happy with how it has turned out.
What drew you to lingerie design?
The funny thing is that I am a footwear designer by trade and studied this at university. However, part of me always felt that maybe I should have studied lingerie design instead. When I found myself with some spare time, I decided to teach myself to hand-make underwear and of course I couldn’t get enough of it. The best thing about it is there is so much room for creativity and because it is my lingerie line, I call the shots and have no restrictions!
What makes Petits Secrets designs so unique?
The biggest factor that makes Petits Secrets products so unique and different to a lot of other underwear lines out there is the fact that they are essentially upcycled products. I use unwanted clothing and turn them into one-off and completely individual items. Every piece is different to the last and because I only have a limited amount of each fabric, there will never be another style exactly the same!
Who or what inspires you?
Having a creative background means I have always found creative inspiration in many different ways. I can be inspired by my environment, an exhibition or even by a random person on the street! I am also inspired by other designers and brands – my favourite underwear brand is Myla and they are always wonderful for inspirational ideas.
Describe your design process when creating a new garment…
My design process is probably very different to most. Sometimes I will draw a small sketch on a scrap piece of paper so that I can get the idea clear in my mind, but most of the time I just get into making the item straight away. I cut out the fabric to size and then start playing around with trims and embellishments. Once I am happy I start sewing. Occasionally I will think of something else I could add to enhance the design, and I will work this into the process.
What does the future hold for Petits Secrets?
I currently have an exciting prospect in the pipeline but this may take some time to get up and running! We may offer a customizable service which will give customers the chance to ‘design’ their own underwear, where they will be able to choose from a few styles, materials and trims/embellishments.
At some stage, I would love to have a swimwear collection and even a bridal collection too. This would more than likely not be upcycled products, but you never know! Coming from a footwear background, I would love to introduce a footwear line that sits alongside the underwear and swimwear lines. So let’s see what the future brings!