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Since my very first bra, I've looked for a truly comfortable design in a beautiful, soft material.  I was unhappy with scratchy lace, wires and stiffening, irritating hooks and eyes, and thin, awkward straps (difficult to adjust unless you take the bra off). Narrow straps can also strain the trapezius muscle which connects the neck to the shoulder and make it tighten, causing neck and head tension.

It became even more important to wear something super comfortable after bi-lateral mastectomy and back muscle reconstruction, and which didn't irritate my scars (unlike the flattening, itchy, thick over-elasticated ones I tried - particularly bad on warm days). A bra to pull on like a lovely soft camisole, defining instead of compressing. With a soft, organic lining next to the skin, ideally with an opening for an optional pad. And not just in black and white! A bra to give a literal and psychological lift each day.

I decided to find the fabric and try and design what I'd been looking for. An everyday bra suitable for everyone from first bra, for yoga, travel, after-hours comfort, after any type of surgery, and good enough to show.​ I thought if it's comfortable for me, it certainly should be for anyone else.

There's now also a shop in Mayfield, East Sussex, so you can come and try on the bras along with other ethical clothing, fitness and swimwear, and other lovely things to have around you (books, linen, and handmade chocolate for example) and feel good - we have recipes from local naturopathic nutritionist Kathy Mclemon to boost your health for specific times of the year.

There's some beautiful new colours, fabrics and designs for swimwear and fitness in the pipeline. Sign up for updates, this is going to be a wonderful and comfortable new journey! Our tree of life icon represents this new beginning. Come and say hello!