Last year’s IndyBest has to get top spot once again because its underwear is fun, beautiful, sexy and a joy to behold. Whether you’re looking for bedroom burlesque or a bra for breast cancer recovery, a design can be created especially for you. Buttress & Snatch has always worked with a lot of vintage treasures that founder Rachel Kenyon has spent the past 20 years gleaning and hoarding from the closures of the east end suppliers. Around 95 per cent of its fabrics are either dead stock, recycled or organic.
Its ethical Cut The Cotton collection features underwear sets remade from recycled shirt cottons “by honest working girls” in East London’s Hackney. The plunge, lift poplin bra with padded straps and cups is patchworked from the best bits of recycled London work shirts. Buttress & Snatch is the antithesis of fast fashion. Each bra is one-of-a-kind and a celebration of the female form in all its shapes and sizes.