When I write about luxury lingerie, I usually write on serious pieces extolling the virtues of expensive and prestigious fabrics such as French laces, unique silks, and European trims. But in this article, I decided to write about something fun and whimsical.
Pickles and Loop is an Australian “feel good” line. The sleepwear and casual pieces are fun, comfortable and great for relaxing. My first question when reading this company’s biography was how on earth it got its name? The answer is rather cute. Two women, Nikki and Lisa, who are identical twin sisters, decided to call the company by their nicknames. Thus, the corporate name, Pickles and Loop Designs was born.
The twins’ mission and company vision is “to provide a boutique range of affordable, good quality sleepwear that is comfortable, fun and sexy”. The collection is quite appealing and inviting with pastel colours and mix and match pieces. It includes camis, T-shirt tops, lounge pants, boxer shorts, nightgowns, robes and slippers.
Although the line is not terribly expensive, it remains a good quality product with extra special details such as the choice of gift wrapping when purchasing items. The company offers fancy gift boxes with paper tissue, lovely ribbons and personalized cards. The other choice, my favourite, is the beautiful ivory organza bag with lovely drawstring type ribbon and personalized note card.
There are plenty of good things to say about this sweet brand of sleepwear and one thing that is not readily noticeable is the extra special effort to make the fabrics as comfortable as possible. The company touts comfort but the fabrics actually include comfort creating materials. According to the washing instructions for the cotton poplin boxer shorts, the material has been treated with a soft peach finish that actually enhances comfort.
One last newsworthy mention for Pickles and Loop is it is engaged in a three year run as the Official Sleepwear Sponsor for Miss World Australia. It seems that Miss World Australia of 2006 chose the label as her brand of sleepwear and Pickles and Loop became the official sponsor.
Pickles and Loop is a refreshing collection with a new Basics Range that is sure to amuse and please its wearers.