VPL (brand)

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VPL is an American fashion label founded in 2003 by Victoria Bartlett[1] based on the idea of underwear as outerwear. VPL is certified as B-Corporation in 2016 and benefits women's education through women's clothing sustainably produced in the US.[2]

Meaning[edit]

VPL is shorthand for "visible panty line" and its products are "meant to be seen." The brand draws inspiration from vintage swimwear and athletic wear from the Olympics.[3]

Design and production process[edit]

VPL advocates sustainable production, slow designs and anti-knock offs by patenting signature designs. VPL developed unique designs and production process that utilize excess fabric from production to minimize fabric waste ("up cycle" program). VPL is sold in 25 countries, and stores include Barneys, Shopbop, Saks, Net a Porter, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, and Harvey Nichols.[4] It also sells directly to customers, and its savings from fabric utilization and vertical distribution are donated to women's education fund.

Women's Education Fund[edit]

For every "upcycle" product VPL sells, the company donates $20 to women's education fund.

Movies, TVs, campaign, and celebrities[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • In 2006 VPL received an Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award.[20]
  • In 2007 VPL was one of the top 10 finalists of CFDA / Vogue Fashion Award.
  • In 2011 Finalist for WGSN Global Fashion Award for Outstanding New Store
  • 2012 Finalist for Woolmark Prize
  • 2012 Winner of CFDA/Lexus Eco Challenge

Brands[edit]

  • VPL Collection (beige label, top-end designer line)

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