In 2017 two women embarked on a journey to bring positive pants and confidence boosting bras to women all over the world. Their ethical, honest and body positive underwear is designed to make women feel empowered, strong and free from the constraints that come with the stereotypical and limiting underwear that is available on the high street.
It was an ambition to bring comfort, power and joy to women of all ages and all body types, that led to Kirsty and Ros joining forces and establishing MOLKE.
The story does not start there though. In 2011, as a new mum, Kirsty began to work with textiles and created a range of cloth nappies for her new baby boy. Her nappies were extremely popular and soon enough she was taking orders and established her own business ‘Billy Bums’ in 2012. Soon enough Kirsty began designing and creating clothing, and later bras, for breastfeeding women and her business soared. Ros came on board to assist with the day to day admin and running of the business and two years later they officially joined forces and MOLKE was born.
Since then MOLKE has gone from strength to strength, empowering and changing the lives of women every step of the way. It was not long before they were established as a limited company, with their own premises and a dedicated team of employees.
MOLKE pride themselves on designing their underwear around real bodies. With no computer generated designs or estimated sizing, everything is based around the real bodies of real women. They boast a huge range of sizes, making their clothing accessible for bodies of all shapes.
We champion a commitment to sustainability and the environment, with ethics being paramount to the production and manufacturing of all of our products.
Our clothing is designed and created here in the UK, on our own premises and with fair pay and excellent working conditions for our staff. We pride ourselves on standing against fast fashion and hope soon to be an accredited Living Wage employer. We believe fast fashion is detrimental to the environment, encourages unfair working conditions and produces poor quality clothes. We strive to create a positive impact on people and the environment, so ethics are at the heart of our brand.
We donate our scrap fabric to organisations like Remake Scotland, where the fabric is reused to create a whole range of items. We strive to minimise plastic at every level of production from tags all the way to mail bags, and use recycled or organic products wherever possible.
We were rewarded for our commitment to sustainability in 2018 when we won an award from the Perth Chamber of Commons for our efforts and continued work.