ethically made. sustainable. fun.

About ColieCo

ColieCo produces ethically-made, sustainable lingerie, underwear and swimwear in an in-house studio in Sagres, Portugal.

The recognition we receive for our uniquely fun, simple, striking designs is as important to us as our commitments to the people involved in producing your lingerie, and to the environment.

Our story

Hi! I am Nicole Coates, founder of ColieCo Lingerie.

Nicole Neaber, founder of ColieCo Lingerie

ColieCo started in the UK more than ten years ago as a part-time student project in my parents' attic.

Studying fashion design, it quickly became clear to me that the fashion and textiles industries had serious issues both with working conditions and with sustainability, up and down the supply chain.

And although more brands demonstrating a focus on making improvements in these areas were appearing, in the lingerie domain in particular, the options for ethical and eco-conscious consumers were slim, expensive, and for the most part pretty drab and uninspiring.

There was a big gap to be filled, and ColieCo was born with a vow to prove that ethical and sustainable underwear could still be fun, adventurous and affordable.

We've come a long way since then, moving our operation to Portugal, and now manufacturing in our second purpose designed-and-built studio.

Our mission

Our mission is to change the way in which people think about ethical and sustainable clothing.

There's no transition to an ethical and sustainable future for the fashion industry if slow fashion isn't able to inspire and excite people interested in exploring ethical alternatives. Or if only a small fraction of consumers can afford ethical options.

Ethical and sustainable lingerie by ColieCo

Without attractive and accessible competition, there's no incentive for the industry to change. 

Our lingerie and swimwear collections aim to do just that: widen the marketplace for conscious consumers, make ethical and green alternatives fun again, and help bin the 'grey, beige and brown' stereotype once and for all!

Our values

At ColieCo we have three core values:

Respect for people

All ColieCo products are produced in-house, in a safe, comfortable and discrimination-free working environment by highly skilled workers paid a full and fair living wage.

We partner with other small, independent businesses who share our commitments to their employees, and we expect those we work with throughout the supply chain to meet international standards on labour rights and protections.

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Respect for the planet

We use only carefully-selected natural origin, recycled and reclaimed fabrics; manufacture to order and use intelligent garment design and cutting processes to minimise textile waste; and work with local suppliers to control our carbon footprint.

We power our studio and office with 100% renewable energy, package orders using exclusively plastic-free recycled-and-recyclable materials, and use 100% carbon offset shipping.

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Respect for quality

ColieCo garments are made with high quality materials and hand-crafted to the highest of standards.

As we appreciate both that every human body is unique and the importance of inclusivity, we welcome requests for custom sized garments and other garment customisations. And our free alteration service ensures you'll always get a perfect fit!

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Seductive, outgoing and fun lingerie that is aesthetically pleasing, comfy, durable and a great fit.

Zero compromises on ethical design and manufacture.

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