ClareBare

Clare Bare Eco Lingerie

Announcement    *VALENTINE'S DAY ANNOUNCEMENT*
Our Valentine's Day order deadline has passed, and although we are working as fast as we possibly can, we can't guarantee that any order placed after 1/11 will arrive by 2/14. We have temporarily disabled our rush order fees due to the large amount of orders we have been receiving. I'm currently sewing solo as a precaution against covid (which is running rampant in Los Angeles,) so our current turnaround is approximately 4 weeks. Thank you for your patience- please take care and be safe!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 23, 2021

*VALENTINE'S DAY ANNOUNCEMENT*
Our Valentine's Day order deadline has passed, and although we are working as fast as we possibly can, we can't guarantee that any order placed after 1/11 will arrive by 2/14. We have temporarily disabled our rush order fees due to the large amount of orders we have been receiving. I'm currently sewing solo as a precaution against covid (which is running rampant in Los Angeles,) so our current turnaround is approximately 4 weeks. Thank you for your patience- please take care and be safe!

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About ClareBare

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Clare Bare

WHO WE ARE

Clare Bare is a sustainable lingerie brand that started as an idea in the printmaking department at Parsons School of Design 2006. In 2012 we made the move from an apartment in Brooklyn, NY to a design studio in Downtown Los Angeles for "room to grow." Each piece is handmade using eco-friendly, vintage, and salvaged fabrics and trim by a small team of lingerie loving girls- many of which have gone on to create their own lingerie brands or work for reputable companies in the industry. Starting with a blank canvas, Clare Bare transforms raw materials into unique textiles using organic dyes and printing techniques. Our pieces are designed to accentuate your assets in a natural way, using time-honored techniques yet fashion-forward silhouettes. 

WHAT WE DO

Rather than adhering to the market calendar, we design pieces whenever inspiration strikes. Most often styles are inspired by the fabric itself, textures and colors found in a peculiar setting, and the occasional muse. This may be the opposite of the standard design process, but as a creative person I've always looked to the medium as the message.

WHY WE DO IT

The designs range everywhere in between fashion and function, and embody a fun and flirty spirit. We design styles for every mood and setting. Sexuality is complex- we should not feel the need to be defined by one thing or another. We are always aiming to be "both" in every aspect- hard/soft, masculine/feminine, light/dark, sophisticated/naive, etc. Lingerie is a medium for experimentation, play, and empowerment.

HOW WE MAKE IT

-FABRICS-
Most of our styles are made from upcycled vintage fabrics in limited editions. I mostly source these fabrics on trips to the desert where all the good stuff hasn't already been picked through. I look mostly look for cotton prints from the 60's & 70's, but also look for stretch fabrics in the vintage lingerie section, and silk scarves with beautiful prints. There is so much joy that comes from finding a few yards of something really special! I truly believe that repurposing materials that already exist in the world is the most sustainable way to bring anything new into being.
We are lucky enough to have a local supplier and manufacturer for our eco friendly fabrics. We used Bamboo Jersey for years, but have recently switched to Lenzing Modal for our jersey pieces. The production process is more sustainable and the fabric is more durable and long lasting, while still biodegradable. Modal is a cellulose fiber made from reconstituted cellulose from beech trees that multiply by "rejuvenation" which means that the trees propagate by themselves. No artificial irrigation or planting is required, thus beechwood forests are a completely natural and sustainable source of raw material. We are aiming to start using Tencel, but are still on the hunt for the perfect blend. 
We also use silk, satin, organic cotton, and remnant fabrics that are sourced locally. We plan to evolve with the fashion industry as innovations in sustainability are made.  

-ELASTICS & HARDWARE-
Our strap materials are mostly new and purchased from our local supplier. Occasionally we use remnant elastics from larger manufacturer orders, or deadstock vintage elastic and hardware in special colors.

-DYES-
Besides black and off white, all colors are hand dyed. We use the following organic dyes: Brazilian Logwood (purples, blacks) Indian Lac (pinks, reds) Caribbean Plants (teals, blues) Osage Orange (yellows.) Indian Lac is sourced from the excrement of the Cochineal insect rather than using the actual insect itself, but we can provide a synthetic alternative for vegan customers who would prefer us not to use this dye.

Shop members

  • Clare Herron

    Owner, Designer

    Hi, I'm Clare! Chances are I'm the one who cuts, dyes, sews, and packs your order. I'm mostly a one-woman-show, but I do have assistants and interns that I hire to help and learn the design process through lots of hands on work.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2021
Clare Bare is a sustainable lingerie brand based in Downtown Los Angeles. Each piece is hand made using eco-friendly, vintage, and salvaged fabrics and trim by a small team of lingerie loving girls. Starting with a blank canvas, Clare Bare transforms raw materials into unique textiles using organic dyes and original silkscreened artwork. Our pieces are designed to accentuate your assets in a natural way, using time-honored techniques yet fashion forward silhouettes.

All items are hand made to order and take 1-4 weeks to ship unless otherwise labeled “ready to ship.”

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Cancellations will only be accepted within 2 days of purchase. We are very firm about this policy, as each piece goes into production within two days of the purchase date.

In the rare occasion that there is physical damage or an error on our part, we are open to accepting returns. Returns will not be accepted for custom orders. These will be considered on a case by case basis. We are unable to accept returns for any worn garments due to the intimate nature of our work.

It is the buyer's responsibility to make sure they purchase the correct size. Please make sure you look over our size chart (found below the description of each listing.) If you have any questions regarding sizing before purchase, please contact us.
Payment
We accept all major credit cards and Paypal.
Shipping
*VALENTINE'S DAY ANNOUNCEMENT*

Our Valentine's Day order deadline has passed, and although we are working as fast as we possibly can, we can't guarantee that any order placed after 1/11 will arrive by 2/14. We have temporarily disabled our rush order fees due to the large amount of orders we have been receiving. I'm currently sewing solo as a precaution against covid (which is running rampant in Los Angeles,) so our current turnaround is approximately 4 weeks. Thank you for your patience- please take care and be safe!

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SHIPPING

U.S. ORDERS are shipped USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days), or USPS Priority Express (1 day) - you choose your option at checkout. These options are priced according to current USPS Flat Rate pricing. You will receive a shipping confirmation via Shopify when your shipping label is purchased. We do all of our shipments in bulk, so please allow an additional 2-3 days for us to print labels, tag your garments, pack your order, and deliver it to the post office.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS are shipped USPS First Class Mail (7-21 days), Priority Mail (6-10 days), or USPS Priority Express (3-5 days) - you choose your option at checkout. These options are priced according to current USPS pricing. You will receive a shipping confirmation via Shopify when your shipping label is purchased. We do all of our shipments in bulk, so please allow an additional 2-3 days for us to print labels, tag your garments, pack your order, and deliver it to the post office. Please note that Priority Mail offers more accurate tracking and delivery times.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in a wholesale order, feel free to contact me: clare [!at] clarebare.com