Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thong Diary: South Africa to the South

A client introduced me to Hanky Panky thongs--she swore by them. I ended up replacing the scads of undies in my lingerie drawer with a lacy pile of HP's.

Soon after, I gave a pair to a friend visiting from South Africa. Her comment--"Why didn't you stop me when I bought other (pricier!) brands? These are so much better!"

And then there's the 73 year old Southern lady--my mom. When she complained about not having the right undies for her mid-rise jeans, I trepidatiously suggested HP's. She looked at my like I was crazy, but agreed to try a pair. She loves them!

Stocking stuffers will be easy this Christmas!

Cheri L.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thong Diary: One Size Really Fits All!

I wanted you to see that people of all ages enjoy your underwear! When you say “one size fits all”, you really mean it. My 16 month old daughter went through the items in my purse and insisted on putting her arms through the leg holes of my spare underwear (which I keep in my purse).

I want you to know that your underwear is all that I wear and I am over 8 months pregnant with my second child!

Thank you for making such a pretty and comfortable product.


Dr. Robyn B., Toronto, Canada

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Monday, August 3, 2009

The Story of Hanky Panky and the “World’s Most Comfortable Thong®”

By Lida Orzeck, CEO and Co-Founder of Hanky Panky Ltd.


Hanky Panky will be 33 years old in September. The company was started by myself and my business partner, Gale Epstein. We are still the sole owners and, although the company is much larger now, we still run the company on a daily basis.

Over 20 years ago, Gale took on the challenge of designing a comfortable thong panty, something no one before her was able to achieve. The result was style #4811. Since then, 4811 and its younger sister, 4911—the low rise version—have become classics, are regularly cited as celebrity favorites and have enjoyed a huge amount of “buzz”.

Our thongs (and all of our other styles, as well), start with the best materials and are constructed via the best methods. Our materials must meet strict standards of stretch and softness. Each thong uses over 30 yards of thread. More thread means more stitches per inch, and more stitches means a more durable, high quality product.

Ethics and Sustainability

100% of our fabrics and trims used to make our Signature Lace thongs and panties are knitted in the USA. Even the Supima® cotton fibers used to make the lining are grown in the USA. Hanky Panky has been manufacturing in the Northeast of the USA since 1977. Manufacturing locally saves time, fuel and shipping, thus drastically reducing the generation of CO2. Hanky Panky products have a much smaller carbon footprint than products made overseas. Also, local manufacture keeps our factories where we can see them. We can regularly monitor the quality of our products as well as the working conditions in the plants.

The USA has many laws in place protecting the health and safety of its workers. Sadly, many other countries where apparel is produced have not yet enacted or enforced laws sufficiently protecting its manufacturing workers. Manufacturing in the USA and sourcing USA-made components wherever feasible also keeps Americans employed, thus strengthening our economy.


Copying unique designs is very typical behavior in the garment industry as companies attempt to profit from the creativity of other designers. That is one reason why it is so critical to maintain the very highest standards of corporate ethics and product excellence. We want our customers to know instinctively and unfailingly that their association with our company will always yield positive results. You must feel good about the Hanky Panky brand’s promise of best product and best practice. In particular, Hanky Panky’s WORLD’S MOST COMFORTABLE THONG ®, is the original, the authentic garment. The others are not!

Saturday, August 1, 2009



She asks if I've tried thongs. I say, "No way."
But lacy, feminine panties I do lack.
The colors change my mood from drab to gay:

Salmon, plum, celadon, cafe.
The thongs are handed over in a sack.
I protest: she will not let me pay.

Mint, champagne, aquamarine, and they
include two pairs of ever-sexy black.
I am touched. I don't know what to say.

"Try them," she repeats, "for just a day."
They'll be uncomfortable. I'll give them back.
But feeling bold, I try them anyway.

Lida, I know, would not lead me astray.
I choose cerulean from the gossamer stack.
There's also cream and fuchsia, peach, pearl gray.

Thick, ugly cotton underpants--away!
For this, from Tom, I know I'll get no flack.
She asked if I wore thongs. I said, "no way!"
Now thongs transform my mood from drab to gay.

Nancine Tuthill

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