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Les Belles

French-born founder Cecile grew up wearing collants (tights) from childhood and well into her adulthood as a lawyer. It was around then that she realized the tights she had were stifling her spirit and self-expression, so she started Les Belles. Meaning “the beautifuls/pretties,” Les Belles is the wardrobe staple everyone needs, except now they’re made sustainably and ethically at an affordable price. The durable butter-soft recycled materials and italian silhouettes are crafted for every gender and personality, because at its core Les Belles believes even something tight can be freeing if done right.

VETTED BY THE VERTICALE

/ 12.06.21

Brand

Les Belles

IMPACT

On a mission to sustainably decorate your legs.

VERTICALE VALUES

  • Reducing Waste

    Les Belles produces their tights in small batches, using recycled yarn and ensuring that any leftover material is put to use.

  • Ethical Production

    Publicly committed to paying a living wage, Les Belles partners with a factory in Italy that is OEKO-TEX certified– meaning they’re dedicated to environmental sustainability, ethical sourcing and safe working conditions.

  • Local Craftsmanship

    All Les Belles tights are spun at a factory in Italy, where they’re known for their expertise in hosiery.

  • Women-Owned

    Founder and CEO, Cecile, wanted to create an everyday staple that everybody can feel comfortable in.

FOUNDED

2020

FOUNDER

Cecile Antier

HEADQUARTERS

New York, NY

INSTAGRAM

@lesbelles.co