Germaine des prés
Sassy Parisian Chic
Germaine des Prés is a lingerie brand founded by Pascale Gransagnes in 2011. Her signature product -Germaine panties- are the result of a small révolution.
A desire of authenticity and freedom with a mischievous attitude: 100% organic Indian cotton voile and lace risk-rack in forty cheerful or dreemy colors plus a range of homewear for night and day.
Because they didn’t exist, she invented them... In the 2000 decade while fashion was obsessed by the thong and synthetic materials, this native-born parisian returned from her travels to India with a suitcase chock full of memories... and in idea: make cotton panties in vivid colors and prints with a mischievous spirit that would be part-country girl part-Parisian.
Pascale’s father’s family has early roots in the Aveyron region where her ancestors grew tobacco along the banks of the Lot river. And since her mother was German, she was nicknamed Germaine (the German) by her classmates at school.
The current Germaine adventure began in the St Germain des prés district where she grew up, a place where litterature and the arts co exist in a mix of poetry and cheekiness.
“My motto: less is more. I’m a fan of slow fashion and the frantic pace of new collections doesn’t interest me. I prefer reworking simple, timeless cuts in quality fabrics and prints I design myself. I like to play with colors and drow inspiration from the Aveyron countryside as well as my travels and paintings I like”
A strong ecological commitment
Les créations de la marque Germaine des prés utilisent exclusivement des fibres naturelles, tissées artisanalement, sans élasthanne, ni lycra, pour plus de confort et légèreté. Une production éco-responsable !
At Germaine des prés, we use exclusively natural fibers, with no use of synthetics like elastan or lycra for more lightness and comfort. An eco friendly production process ! All our panties are made in 100% organic cotton that has the GOTS certification.
GOTS is the most demanding certification for the textile industry: it requires using cotton that is grown organically, dyes that have no toxic components and respectful, ethical working conditions. Each GOTS label has a licence number that guarantees a better traceability.
And because at Germaine des prés our goal is zero waste, our panties and nighties come in small, coordinated pouches made from leftover fabric scraps while our lovelty cotton paper gift boxes, also made from scraps, hold a set of panties rolled up like “macarons”. Use the boxes later to store trinkets, jewelry or love notes …
For Germaine des prés, Parisian elegance should be presented down to the smallest detail. Concerned with our carbon footprint, we also innovate with a surprising line made from milk fibers. Because even though we drink milk at breakfast, we can wear it too! Germain des prés has developed nighties and panties in textiles with a smooth, silk-like hand made from a base of organic, milk casein. This ecological approach is produced using only a small amount of water and energy.”