Who Made Your Pants?

Gorgeous Pants. By women, for women.

Pants are the future – especially if you help us sell some

An unusual message this time round pants fans – I’m wondering if I can enlist some help in spreading the pants gospel.

We’re trying to raise much needed funds by selling ‘pants futures’ – people pay now, we dispatch when they are made in December. We’re also selling gift vouchers for those who might not want to admit they don’t know their beloveds size…

We’re doing this not just to raise immediate cash but to show investors that people will buy from us – they are uneasy about investing/loaning to start ups with no trade history. The more interest we can show, the better. And this is where you come in.

It would be absolutely brilliant if you could forward to message below onto any individuals or groups that you think are interested in ethical trade and great underwear. A (kindly donated) PR campaign is being prepared too, but that’s going to take a wee while and we need to get the word out soon. We’ve taken orders for 35 pairs – our December sales target is 210. If we can hit that before December, we will look much stronger for investors.

If you can help, I’d be massively grateful. The message for forwarding is below.


Do you love good underwear, or know someone who does?
Do you want to know where your clothes come from and do something
positive with every pound you spend ? I
If so, have we got an offer for you – new pants for you, or the special someone in your life, and we’ll throw in a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, for free.

whomadeyourpants? pants are like no other. They’re gorgeous, they fit well, they feel good, and every pair sold helps the women who make them, women right here in the UK. We’ll tell you exactly who made them, and when, and even show you photos of where. Based in Southampton, we’re owned by our workers (No fat cats. No sirree) and provide training and jobs to women who want to work but have struggled to find jobs. Every penny profit we make will go back into providing them and more women like them with more training, more support and more advice. We’re aiming to show that ethical can be beautiful (think pink lace rather than beige hemp and you’re getting the idea), and affordable too. All through pants.

We’re launching our first collection, ‘Jasmine’, on the 1st December and are taking orders now for guaranteed December delivery, and for gift vouchers for Christmas presents too. These pants will be hot off the presses, the first ones of our first collection. By buying them you’ll be ensuring that we can keep supporting women, and that we can bring you collection after collection of gorgeous, ethical pants.

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I’ve become a futures trader

The most I ever knew about futures trading was from Terry Pratchett books, where he wrote about how people got rich trading things that didn’t exist yet, and that special warehouses had to be built to house these non existent future products. I have to admit my mind boggled by that, but here I am now, a trainee futures trader.

The futures I’m trading are far, far more exciting though. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I’m trading pants futures. And if you join in, by buying some, you’ll be helping secure our first few months of trading.

A post or two back I mentioned that we were looking for revenue funding and that this is a bit hard to come by without an order book. It occurred to me that we could create an order book by asking people, individuals, not the companies that we hope to work with later on, to place orders, pay now, and then have delivery when the pants are, so to speak, hot off the press in December. It might even be sooner because the women are learning so fast. This way, we have a double whammy of happy joy – we get both orders to prove to potential investors that people will buy our stuff, and actual income with which we can pay the women’s wages to make the pants in the first month or two (if we sell enough futures!)

I tweeted this and put it on facebook and our mailing list too and immediately received some orders, which was great. It was also suggested by a chap I know that blokes might want to buy their beloved one some pants, but might be unsure of the size – and not want to ask – so the idea of gift vouchers was born too. And we’ve taken orders for both.

We’re still building the secure shop on the website, so we are invoicing for payment at the moment, but if you’d like to help out and buy some pants futures, it’s dead easy. Email me via hello@whomadeyourpants.co.uk with the word ‘order’ in the subject line, tell me what you want, provide an address for invoicing (this can be sent by email but we need a billing address) and delivery if different. We’re offering briefs, shorts and thongs in sizes 6 – 20, black, white and pink. They are all made in traditional lingerie fabrics, lovely soft, tactile things. They have a solid panel over the middle, front and back, and a sheer/detailed panel over the hips. £10 a pair, £2.50 delivery/p and p. Gift vouchers available too, £10 each, and to make it easy for the gift recipient, you can pay the postage up front, save them getting a £10 voucher and then having to to pit up to get their lovely pants delivered.

I’ll then send you an invoice and, as they say, Bob is your favourite parents sibling.

All goods will be dispatched in December or before, as soon as they are made up, and gift vouchers will be sent electronically unless otherwise requested. The pants will come in mailing boxes, lined with tissue paper.

How does that sound then? Join me in the most ethically sound futures trading ever to exist!

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