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Bras for a Cause

Do you ever wonder what to do with bras you've outgrown? Many times, especially for those of us in the midst of our family expansion, our bodies change before our bras have worn out. But what to do with these lovely (and often expensive) garments?A group of women in Waynesboro, PA, have come up with [...]

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How Do Your Breasts Change with Age?

Many of us make jokes about the perky breasts we had in our 20s compared to the...well...less perky breasts we carry into our 40s. But is there any universal truth to the notion that our breasts change as we age? Women's Health magazine published a pretty neat discussion of the ways our breasts change in our [...]

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Celebrating Women's Equality Day

On Friday, August 26, the USA will celebrate Women's Equality Day, commemorating the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. The day is not meant to declare that women have achieved equal status, but rather to show how far we have come and encourage women to keep [...]

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Visible Bra Straps: Faux Pas or Fine Idea?

We've really been enjoying watching Team USA compete in the Rio Summer Olympics--especially the women's gymnastics team. In an interview with People magazine, Nastia Liukin talked about the athletes' special rules regarding fashion at the games. Did you know an athlete can have points deducted if she starts her routine with a visible bra strap? Eep!Thankfully, [...]

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Meet the Bralette

Bralettes are all the rage right now. Media outlets from Buzz Feed to Slate to Jezebel are calling the bralette the yoga pants of the lingerie world. Lucky for you, we've got some in stock!A bralette is an unlined, unpadded, unstructured bra. Usually, they are wireless, but we sell one with underwire if you want that little bit of [...]

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Breastfeeding and Sustainability

Today is day 1 of  World Breastfeeding Week 2016, an annual event created by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action. This year, WABA partners with organizations around the world to promote breastfeeding as an important part of global Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals can help transform the world by 2030! Think about it--breastfeeding is sort of [...]

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How Will You Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week?

The month of August is World Breastfeeding Month, an international campaign to raise awareness, educate, advocate, and support women around the world in getting breastmilk to their babies. Here in the US, we've been excited by the rise of breastfeeding awareness. Since we became mothers, we've seen legislation guaranteeing women a private space to pump their breastmilk [...]

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Strap Matters

We've discussed before how most of the support from a bra comes from the band, not the straps. But the straps are still an important part of the garment, of course. If you're noticing issues with yours, it could be that you've chosen a bra type that doesn't suit your body. Let's explain!Some bras have wide-set straps. [...]

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Laundering Lingerie in Summertime

We spend a lot of time at Levana Bratique talking about laundry. We search the globe finding our products, and we want them to be investments you can enjoy for a long time, so laundry is on our minds a lot...especially while it's hot and we're sweating in our bras all day, every day.We love this article [...]

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Meet Our Neighbors: Calligramme

Marissa Vogel learned about US-based manufacturing while teaching special education in a Pittsburgh elementary school. She became passionate about manufacturing processes and the job opportunities they represented for some of the students she worked with, and this dedication to products made in the USA stuck with her while she took a career pivot: Marissa left [...]

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