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Oxford Fashion Week Lingerie Show 2014
10-Mar-2014
The lingerie show on the 6th March was definitely the most intimate and exclusive show of the Oxford Fashion Week 2014. The runway show featured designs from Silk Cocoon, Nichole de Carle, Pure Chemistry Lingerie and many other brands. The show was directed by two past faces of Oxford Fashion Week, Tiffany Saunders and Emma Appleton who have gone on to become full-time models. The catwalk models were beautiful students from Oxford University and Oxford Brooks University. The show was very well organised and all the models did great jobs in bringing all the designs into life. Silk Cocoon’s luxury silk nightwear collections were no doubt the most eye catching pieces which brought to the show luxury, style and taste at the highest level. Reviewed by Lucy Garside from the OFW team: “The show that followed was a portrayal of the duality of a personality, the innocent damsel, and the provocative rebel… a real masterclass in the art of the alter-ego. The beautiful, extremely tall Fionna Callaghan stepped onto the runway in a blue camisole and knickers opening the damsels’ half, laden in jewellery and with delicate tendrils of hair framing her face as her movements lulled the audience into a sense of fantasy and calm. Beautiful babydolls, delicate two piece sets and even luxurious nighties and liquid soft robes from Silk Cocoon followed, casting a wash of serene beauty over the audience.” For the detailed review, please visit: http://blog.oxfordfashionweek.com/ Dr. Ying Groves Director and Designer of Silk Cocoon commented: “We are so pleased to be invited by Oxford Fashion Week 2014 to present Silk Cocoon’s collections. All the models and organisers have done a great job. The response from the audience reminded me how beautiful Silk Cocoon’s collections are. The show made me very happy as a designer. The models did not want to take off the samples as they felt so comfortable and so pampered in luxurious silk”. Thanks to our Photographer Pierre Chan (Tel: 077 111 888 98) for catching all the wonderful moments.
Silk Negligee
Silk Negligee
Silk Negligee
Silk Nightdress by Silk Cocoon
Silk Nightdress by Silk Cocoon
Silk Nightdress by Silk Cocoon
Silk Nightdress by Silk Cocoon
Silk Nightdress by Silk Cocoon
Silk Nightdress by Silk Cocoon
See through silk robe
See through silk robe
silk bra by Silk Cocoon
silk cocoon centre of the show
more revealing
cheeky bit
Models and staff
Models and staff
Silk Cocoon staff

American Express Cards
11-Dec-2013
Sorry we do not accept American Express Cards

Christmas posting for 2014 the UK.
05-Dec-2013
The last time for an order to be delivered before Christmas in the UK is before 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday 23rd December 2014. Goods will be despatched by Royal Mail Special Delivery and should arrive the following day on Christmas Eve subject to snow or other bad weather constraints.

Silk Cocoon Changes Its P&P Policies
19-May-2012
Due to the recent huge increases in the cost of postage by Royal Mail, Silk Cocoon feels sorry to announce that they are no longer able to absorb all of the cost for its customers. Silk Cocoon is now offering free postage of Royal Mail first class recorded 3- 5 working days from 15th May 2012. If customers require Express delivery - delivery next day for orders received before 3.00 pm Monday – Friday, usually by Royal Mail Special delivery; signature required, they will be charged £4.00. In order to reduce unnecessary wrapping of paper, reducing air pollution of shipping and costs, Silk Cocoon will no longer offer free gift wrapping service. Gift Wrapping service – item wrapped in soft tissues then with Silk Cocoon’s beautiful gift box and Ribbon bow will be still available for an extra £3. Silk Cocoon would like to thank its customers for their support, understanding and cooperation with this matter.

Silk Cocoon Participates in Oxford Fashion Week
21-Feb-2011
The Oxford based top British Brand Silk Cocoon is participating in Oxford Fashion Week. Oxford Fashion Week is being held on the week beginning 28th February 2011 and intends to bring incredibly exciting, high class fashion to one of most beautiful cities. This will be Oxford Fashion Week's third year and every year the event gets bigger and better, with six runway shows covering the whole week as well as a whole host of discussions and exclusive fashion events.
Lottie Dight , producer of this year's Lingerie Show commented that “We have attracted attention from designers from all over the world, ranging from New York and Paris, to Hong Kong and Moscow as well as up and coming designers from London College of Fashion and high class designers from Britain. We are attracting more and more attention from international press and were also featured in online Vogue following last year’s events. We are very excited to work with Silk Cocoon and think that its image would fit in perfectly with our vision for this OFW.”
This year's Malmaison Lingerie Show will be the most exclusive runway show of the week. Malmaison Oxford, the converted prison in the heart of the Oxford Castle complex, provides the luxurious backdrop for this exhibition of fine lingerie. The Malmaison Lingerie Show will celebrate the woman, through theatrical, glamorous and exciting design.
The lingerie show will be help at 7PM-10PM Wednesday 2nd March Malmaison Oxford
7pm: Champagne & Canapé Reception
8pm: Lingerie Show
9pm: Champagne & Desert Canapés
10pm: Carriages
Dress: Black-tie

Prior to the Malmaison Lingerie Show a special discussion: Is Fashion bad for Society will be help at O3 Gallery to explore the good and bad sides of fashion in society. More details about this event or all other activities regarding Oxford Fashion Week please visit http://www.oxfordfashionweek.co.uk/

New Luxurious Silk Lingerie for Christmas!
14-Dec-2010
The luxurious pure silk plunge bras arrived in time for Christmas! Silk Cocoon’s silk bra collections were a highlight of the catwalk in MODA lingerie exhibition back in February 2010. The silk bras are in classic ivory, with hearts print or plain black silk with beautiful red lace. The moulded cup with slightly padded lower half cup and under-wired gives a perfect fit with excellent support and a good cleavage. The cup is totally encased in 100% silk with a knitted pure silk lining and is extremely soft adding to your comfort. Dr. Ying Groves of Silk Cocoon stated “Most silk bras available in the market have only outer layers of silk with polyester lining in the cup. Silk Cocoon’s silk bra is unique as it is all silk for added comfort. It also gives a very good cleavage and a perfect fit. You would not want to wear anything else once you have tried Silk Cocoon’s silk bra!” A satisfied customer in Oxford remarked that “I cannot tell you how wonderful the silk bra is! I recently stopped breastfeeding, Silk Cocoon’s bra give me back the cleavage and confidence and it is so comfortable. I therefore ordered 10 of them in one go!”
All new products are available in selected Silk Cocoon's stockists and on Silk Cocoon website.

New Collections of Luxurious Silk nightwear has Arrived
12-Oct-2010
The long awaited Autumn and Winter 2010 collection has just arrived. The theme of Silk Cocoon’s autumn and winter 2010 collection is luxury and romance. The new designs are inspired by the romantic evening with your loved one in the aromatic lavender candle light with a full bodied red wine. The main colours for this season are rich grape and aromatic lavender. The luxurious, opulent and stylish kimonos in grape and lavender with reverse colours of long and wide sashes had caught the attention of the show during the lingerie exhibition in Feb 2010 at Moda. The chemises, nightdresses, camisoles, pyjamas and night shirts are either styled with delicate georgette silk pleated trim around the cups and back, or with reverse coloured piping or with delicate floral lavender coloured lace.
The new collection is now available online at www.silkcocoon.co.uk and also its stockists such as Top Drawer at Guilford and Sunningdale and Contour in Dublin. More stockists are listed at http://www.silkcocoon.co.uk/index.cfm?page=storelist.cfm
“Christmas shopping for silk nightwear has already started in mid-October, seems much earlier than in previous years. People started buying our new collections as soon as we listed them on the website. Our new stockist Ikade (Adamyan Ltd) in Cyprus told us that they sold all of our nightwear before they were put on the rail! Silk prices have increased by about 30% this year due to drought in China. Considering the recession and budget cuts, Silk Cocoon has not increased its prices accordingly. You do not have to be rich to wear silk to make yourself feel good and to treat your loved ones.” Dr. Ying Groves, Director of Silk Cocoon explained.

Silk Cocoon is Exporting to 41 Countries
23-Aug-2010
The top end British Brand is becoming more popular internationally in the lingerie industry. Its exclusive silk nightwear and silk lingerie have been exported to selected prestigious independent lingerie shops in the UK, Ireland, Paris (France), Moscow (Russia), Geneva (Switzerland), Doha (Qatar), Germany (Munich), Toronto (Canada), New York and Houston (USA), Reykjavík (Iceland) and recently to the lingerie shop of Ikade (Adamyan Ltd) in Cyprus. Its online retailing has been expanding fast internationally to the Netherlands, Australia, South Africa, Iraq and South Korea with a total of 27 countries. Silk Cocoon is renowned for its highest quality, elegant design, affordable prices and first class customer services. Mr Richard Groves, the Financial Director of Silk Cocoon commented “The recent economic recession has been tough for many businesses. It is sad to see some peers and even competitors in the lingerie and silk business in administration recently. We are very glad that the sales for Silk Cocoon have been very steady, increasing not only in the UK but also internationally. “
Recent new countries include Kazakhstan, Panama, Indonesia, Monaco, Malta,Hong Kong and Luxembourg.

Silk Cocoon on ITV’s 60 Minutes Makeover
18-Sep-2009
Silk Cocoon’s luxury silk dressing gown will be featured in the ‘Islington’ episode which is to be broadcasted on ITV1 Wednesday 23rd September at 2pm. Silk Cocoon’s shell colour silk with chic elegant designed dressing gown is the focal point of a tastefully designed bedroom.

You will be able to find details on the ITV website - www.itv.com/60mm or remember to watch the 60 minutes makeover on ITV1 at 14:00 23rd September 2009.
Essential item for the bedroom
Essential item for the bedroom
Mirrored luxury
Mirrored luxury

New Stockist and Harrogate Lingerie and Swimwear Trade Fair
15-Sep-2009
The Harrogate Trade Fair for Lingerie and Swimwear August 2009 in general was a bit quiet as predicted. There was a reduced number of exhibitors and as a result, exhibition Hall A where Silk Cocoon used to be was closed. However, Silk Cocoon enjoyed the well lit Hall M with a bigger stand. Many retailers did not manage to visit the trade fair in order to minimise their costs, though most of the visitors were quality buyers.
Silk Cocoon launched their new designs for Spring Summer 2010 with the most exotic design of a hand painted silk tunic with crystal beads. The catwalk of Silk Cocoon’s silk tunic wowed the audience. As always, Silk Cocoon’s stand with its silk nightwear and silk bras stood out during the show and it was a must to see stand for quality lingerie buyers. Silk Cocoon is very pleased to have four new stockists: Frances Rae at 8 Baker Street, Weybridge KT13 8AU; Verite Louise Lingerie at 12 The Courtyard, Montpellier, Cheltenham, GL50 1SR, a new shop to be opened on the 2nd November; Harveys of Halifax Department Store at Commercial Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1LJ and Black Lace, a lingerie shop in Lagos, Nigeria. There are a few more customers in the process of making orders. Silk Cocoon staff was pleased to meet their return customers. It is pity that not every visitors were caught camera this time. Sadly Silk Cocoon’s loyal customers Rosaleen Ward of Petticoat Lady in Ireland and Pat Boocock of Stewarts Lingerie in Bingley will be retiring after many years in the lingerie business. We wish them all the best for their retirement.
Silk Cocoon Stand
Silk Cocoon Stand
Margaret from Australia
Margaret from Australia
Gwennie Rocks
Gwennie Rocks
Joy Oxford
Joy Oxford
Jane Garner
Jane Garner
Funmi of Nigeria
Funmi of Nigeria
Cat Walk
Cat Walk
Silk Tunic
Silk Tunic
Model Rita
Model Rita

The most Glamorous Lingerie Store in Houston USA
11-Aug-2009
Silk Cocoon’s stockist - The Glossy Apple Boutique located at 5385 Westheimer Street, Houston, Texas 77056 USA has been voted as the most glamorous lingerie store by the major National fashion magazine Lucky in March 2009. The Proprietor Laura LaChance stated in her email to Silk Cocoon “Things have been going wonderfully for me! :-) My store turned out just as I envisioned it would. I am very proud of my design and concept, along with the gorgeous lines I carry such as Silk Cocoon! “. Congratulations Laura for your great achievement. We wish you continued success. Glossy Apple Tel: +1 (713) 6210808.

Silk Cocoon’s Bedding Auctioned at the Banqueting House
01-Apr-2009
Silk Cocoon generously donated a 5 piece set of luxurious silk bedding to the 10th Anniversary Fundraising Concert of Oxford Philomusica at the Banqueting House in London on the 19th March. The event was hosted by Sir Victor and Lady Blank and the auctioneer was Lord Jeffrey Archer. The fundraising event was attended by more than 200 people and raised a total of about £127,000 during the evening. As always, the Conductor and Music Director Marios Papadopoulos, the orchestra and choir gave a fantastic performance. With the magnificent surroundings of the historical Banqueting House, the evening was unique and unforgettable. To know more about the Oxford Philomusica and their forth coming concerts, please log into www.oxfordphil.com
Ying & Anthi
Ying & Anthi
Richard & Ying
Richard & Ying
New Friends David & Lily
New Friends David & Lily
Winning Bidder- Mr. Leadbitter
Winning Bidder- Mr. Leadbitter

Silk Cocoon launched their AW 2009 Collections at Harrogate
06-Mar-2009
The general mood of the industry may still be sombre, but the Harrogate Lingerie and Swimwear show was better than expected. There were much less exhibitors and visitors. However, there were mostly quality buyers and not as many time wasters as in the past. Retailers may be gritting their teeth ahead of a tough year of trading, but they are still buying good brands such as Silk Cocoon. Angie Parmenter, owner of Joy Fine Lingerie in Oxford commented “People still treat their loved ones for Christmas with fine things like silk nightwear. During the economic recession, people like to buy good quality and lasting luxury for a real treat.” This was reflected by the confident orders from retailers at the stand for Silk Cocoon.

To celebrate the 5th year’s birthday, Silk Cocoon had prize draws at the show. The first prize winner was Helen Travers of Contour in Dublin who won a King Size Silk filled Duvet, Angie Parmenter of Joy in Oxford and Anne Horton of Hoopers in Tunbridge Wells won Silk Cocoon’s luxury two tone coloured silk scarves.

Silk Cocoon launched their new designs for autumn and winter 2009 with the most luxurious vintage lace and baby doll silk nightwear, hand painted kimonos and silk bras at Harrogate.

Throughout the three days event, Silk Cocoon’s stand was very busy with visitors. We were unable to take photos of all our visitors but here are some of the few to share.
New buyer
New buyer
Sarah Ashworth
Sarah Ashworth
Chic
Chic
Hoopers
Hoopers
Jacy's
Jacy's
Whispers
Whispers
Sadie the Bra Lady
Sadie the Bra Lady
Fishnet Lingerie
Fishnet Lingerie
Too much to see
Too much to see
Stewarts Ilkley
Stewarts Ilkley
Stewarts Bingley
Stewarts Bingley
Lita Allen
Lita Allen
Kasia
Kasia
Barbarella
Barbarella
Joy & Barbarella
Joy & Barbarella
Lady J
Lady J
Eveden
Eveden
Lingerie Buyer Team
Lingerie Buyer Team
Janie Fox- the Organiser
Janie Fox- the Organiser
De-Zire
De-Zire
Butterfly Shefield
Butterfly Shefield
Smoothie Bangkok
Smoothie Bangkok
Libelle
Libelle
Bare Necesties
Bare Necesties
Della & James
Della & James
Tinks Pretty Things
Tinks Pretty Things
Persha Lingerie
Persha Lingerie
Nice place to meet
Nice place to meet
Carols Lingerie
Carols Lingerie
Conture
Conture
Daise & Charles Nigeria
Daise & Charles Nigeria
Voisins Jessey
Voisins Jessey
Catherine
Catherine
Arnotts Dublin
Arnotts Dublin
Love at Stand
Love at Stand
Simon & Rita 1
Simon & Rita 1
Rita at Stand
Rita at Stand
Happy Couple
Happy Couple
Mother & Daughter
Mother & Daughter
Friendly Neighbours
Friendly Neighbours

Rugby and Silk! Oxford Rugby Team nude photos!
20-Feb-2009
To support the local community, the Oxford based luxury intimate fashion brand Silk Cocoon become a sponsor of the Oxford Rugby Partnership from 14 Feb 2009. To mark the occasion and to thank Silk Cocoon for its support, the Oxford rugby players took off their kit on the pitch and showed off their well-toned bodies wearing only Silk Cocoon’s hot pink scarf to keep them warm at a temperature of zero degrees! Some of the women players also enjoyed modelling Silk Cocoon’s nightwear. The event and sponsorship was tastefully organised by Mr. Jeremy Ramsden of Abbotts Advertising. The organiser of the team David Woodward commented that “It is freezing cold but everyone is enjoying themselves. Silk Cocoon’s billboard will add to the attraction of the grounds”.

Oxford Rugby Partnership incorporates Oxford Harlequins RFC and Oxford RFC, strategically combining both professional rugby and the local community sport. To view their upcoming events and more information, please visit:

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/oxfordharlequins/
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/oxfordrfc/
Oxford Rugby 1
Oxford Rugby 1
Oxford Rugby 2
Oxford Rugby 2
Oxford Rugby 3
Oxford Rugby 3
Oxford Rugby 4
Oxford Rugby 4
Oxford Women 1
Oxford Women 1
Oxford Women 2
Oxford Women 2
Oxford Women 3
Oxford Women 3
Sexy Pitch
Sexy Pitch

Congratulations to the Winners of the Christmas Silk Cocoon Competition
11-Dec-2008
In order to pamper and cheer up the Oxford locals this Christmas during the glooming economy downturn, Silk Cocoon, a Luxury British brand based in Oxford offered very generous prizes. The prize competition was conducted by Oxford Mail “This is Christmas” magazine on the 21st November and the results were concluded on 5th December 2008. Five winners June Collier of Kidlington, Ms. C Cooper of Kidlington, Jenny Green of Cowley, Yvonne Kirby of Wantage and Chris Turner of Shippon will be collecting their prizes at the Holiday Inn on Sunday. The five fantastic prizes are:
1st prize Silk Duvet Cover and 2 pillowcases, up to £299 depending on the size of their bed
2nd Prize: A silk Duvet up to £179 depending on the size of their bed.
3rd Prize: Silk Fitted Sheet up to £85 depending on the size of their bed.
4th Prize: a pair of silk pillow cases £49
5th Prize: A Silk Cocoon scarf (the Hot Pink) £35
The secret as to who has won which prize will be revealed on Sunday. Silk Cocoon sincerely thanks everyone who has participated in this competition.

Your Wedding with Joy
05-Oct-2008
The exclusive lingerie Boutique Joy of Oxford was very popular during today’s wedding fair at Blenheim Palace. The one day wedding fair exhibition was attended by many local exhibitors with everything to offer for weddings including gowns, mother of brides, cars, cakes, flowers, photographers, etc. Joy was the only lingerie stand at the show. Joy’s wide range of intimate lingerie and accessories for weddings are every brides dream. The lingerie catwalk received lots of applause and was the highlight of the show. “It is so important for every bride to have a perfect wedding day. Good fit lingerie not only helps to make one’s wedding gown look perfect but also gives the bride confidence which she particularly needs for the big day. Sexy silk lingerie and silk nightwear are a must to have for the bride to wow the groom on their wedding night. Silk Cocoon’s bridal silk collection including silk bras, knickers, garters and nightwear are very popular. More and more brides think that their wedding night is equally important as the day!” stated by Angie Parmenter, the owner of Joy. For more bridal lingerie and accessory from Joy, please visit the shop: 15 South Parade, Oxford, OX2 7JN. Tel: 01865 552655
Joy (Katie and Angie)
Joy (Katie and Angie)
Joy Stand
Joy Stand
Angie with Customers
Angie with Customers
Things to please the groom to be
Things to please the groom to be
Silk Nightwear
Silk Nightwear
Bridal Lingerie
Bridal Lingerie
Bridal Lingerie
Bridal Lingerie
Bridal Lingerie
Bridal Lingerie

Silk Cocoon support fashion show in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust
02-Oct-2008
Silk Cocoon supported the 2008 Glenrothes Fashion Show, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. The fashion show was organized by Silk Cocoon’s stockist DK Own Lingerie at Kirkcaldy together with H&S Designs Kinghorn. Silk Cocoon supplied beautiful silk nightwear samples for the catwalk and also silk scarves for the lucky draw. Karen Own, owner of DK Own Lingerie was so pleased with the result: “Total about 300 people attended this event. We raised £1650 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The event went extremely well. The beautiful models from real life, all volunteers, did great job and it was very well received. Attendees were impressed by the lingerie varieties that DK Own stocks.” For more information on beautiful lingerie and silk nightwear collections that DK Own stocks, please visit their beautiful shop at 128B St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 2BZ Tel 01592 653793. Photos by Walter Innes.
silk kimono
silk kimono
silk nightdress
silk nightdress

Prof. Alison Prince as Advisor for Silk Cocoon on silk bras
25-Sep-2008
It is estimated that more than 80% of women in the UK are wearing wrong size bras. This was confirmed when Prof. Alison Prince of De Montfort university, the authoritarian of Contour Fashion, together with Silk Cocoon conducted a bra measuring and fitting for Oxford women in Aug 2008. Only less than 20% of these participants were wearing correct size fitted bras. The majority were wearing too small cups and too big a bra band.
Incorrect bra size particular big bra band does not give you the support you need, smaller cups would constrain and hurt your breast tissues, reduce blood supply to your breasts, which can lead to serious consequences and also give you ugly bulging silhouette. It inevitably makes one feel discomfort and less confident. Right size and comfortable bras show off better curves and make you feel good and confident.
Most “silk bras” available in the market have man-made fibres (chemical synthetic) for cup linings, wings and trims, i.e. all the parts next to skin. Only the outside cover of the cups are silk.
Silk Cocoon will launch their long awaited most comfortable silk bras. Aiming for an ultimate fit, superior quality, luxury and sensual elegance, the silk bras will be made of the finest silk throughout including the lining; the shapely moulded cups will be encased in silk to achieve extra breathing and comfort. Silk Cocoon’s silk bra is all about reflecting the brand's finest quality, sexier body-consciousness and stylish personality. It is for women who enjoy the real comfort and appreciation of true quality.
Silk Cocoon’s management team has been in discussion with quite a number of bra manufacturers for Silk Cocoon over the last three years. The manufacture of silk bras is the most technically challenging and complicated engineering work. Dr. Ying Groves remarked that “after visiting and trying out many factories, we finally selected an up-market bra factory which specialises only in silk bras for top Italian and Japanese brands. Each silk bra will be couture made to perfection. Mass production is never an option for Silk Cocoon. In addition to silk nightwear, we would also like to provide to the lingerie market with the most comfortable, luxurious bras at affordable prices”.
As a responsible and ethical Brand, Silk Cocoon is pleased to have Prof. Alison Prince of De Montfort University (the only University which provides a Lingerie Fashion degree in the world) on Board to make sure that Silk Cocoon’s silk bras are made to fit perfectly, scientifically structured and engineered, and also to help our customers and general public to understand the importance of wearing the correct size bra and to provide professional guidance in determining the correct size bras.
Wearing a silk bra is the ultimate luxury that every woman can dream of. It is so important that silk, the most delicate natural fabric with a composition of pure organic proteins as a layer of serum next to your more sensitive parts of your body and most important assets of a woman. The free breathing, high absorbency of a silk bra will always keep your breasts feeling fresh, in contrast to artificial fabric lined bras which suffocate your skin and make you perspiration excessively in hot weather. Silk Cocoon’s silk bras will be available in year 2009.

Silk and Wagner
15-Sep-2008
Wagner was known as one of the great composers, but very few know about his fetish for silk, which soon will be revealed by Prof. Laurence Dreyfus of Oxford University in part of a BBC classical music pilot project. Was it the luxury and sensuality of silk that gave Wagner inspiration for the emotional expression of his music? According to Dr. Ying Groves of Silk Cocoon “As 100% organic fibre which shares the same protein as human’s skin, silk is the most luxurious, comfortable, soothing and sensual fabric on earth. Wearing silk not only is good for the skin but also helps with the exploration of one’s romantic and sensual desire and touches one's inner self. “ The leading fashion designer Oscar de la Renta stated: “Silk does for the body what diamonds do for the hand”.

BBC Crew: Matt and Justin (Cameras left), Adam Lively Development Producer (back), Dr. Ying Groves of Silk Cocoon and Prof. Dreyfus of Oxford University (right) as shown in the photo
BBC team
BBC team

Lingerie business is still hot despite the current uncertain economic climate
15-Sep-2008
Luxury lingerie and nightwear brand such as Silk Cocoon were on the top list of independent lingerie buyers during the recent Harrogate Lingerie and Swimwear show. Silk Cocoon’s stand had been always busy throughout the show. Most buyers are more cautious about their buying under the current uncertain economic climate, but it is encouraging to see everyone making an effort to source the best products in an effort to stay one step ahead of the game. The launch of silk bras by Silk Cocoon attracted lots of buyers. “The bra measuring on the stand was good fun but it is also a very important step to ensure Silk Cocoon’s silk bra are the best fit. The show is such wonderful event to meet existing customers, friends and new buyers”.

Angie Parmenter, owner of Joy in Oxford stated that “The current credit crunch may affect the lower end high street market; independent lingerie boutiques like Joy who offers personal service and exclusive products still see the growth. Top quality silk nightwear from Silk Cocoon will be always in demand”.

Silk Cocoon is very delighted to add Baressensuals of Bridge Allan, Curves & Lace of Glasgow and the new owners of Nancy Jean of Ayr as our stockists. Please check the website for details of the stockists http://www.silkcocoon.co.uk/index.cfm?page=storelist.cfm
Top Drawer & Joy
Top Drawer & Joy
Silk Cocoon Stand
Silk Cocoon Stand
Persha
Persha
Much to See!
Much to See!
Just Because
Just Because
Wonderful Silk Bra
Wonderful Silk Bra
Libelle
Libelle
Lingerie Buyer
Lingerie Buyer
Curve & Lace
Curve & Lace
Baressensuals & Boudoir Kiss
Baressensuals & Boudoir Kiss
Butterfly
Butterfly
Nancy Jean
Nancy Jean
Contour
Contour
Just Hom
Just Hom
Butterfly & Can-can
Butterfly & Can-can
Beautiful Margareta & Her Doughter
Beautiful Margareta & Her Doughter

Free Professional Bra Fitting
29-Jul-2008
The well known Professor of Contour Fashion from De Montfort University is coming to Oxford to visit Silk Cocoon next week. She has kindly agreed to help Oxford women to find out their right bra size. Why not come around:

From 20:30 - 22:00 PM on Monday (4 August) for a social evening with free drinks and nibbles

OR

From 12:30 Noon - 15:00 PM on Tuesday (5 August) for a lunch break, snack food and drinks will be provided

At 44 Merrivale Square, Oxford OX2 6QX

Silk Cocoon is launching their long awaited most comfortable silk bras. For your participation, you will be given a £30 worth of gift voucher from Silk Cocoon (terms and conditions applies). There are no sales involved in these events.

Please reply to this mail info@silkcocoon.co.uk or call 01865 311505 to reserve. Places are limited. Deadline for your confirmation: 1st August Friday.

Silk Cocoon Set up own Manufacturing Unit
28-Jul-2008
Silk Cocoon has set up its own manufacturing unit in a beautiful town at the heart of the mulberry silk production in Zhejiang Province, China, where most of the top-end international brands have their silk nightwear made.

Silk Cocoon is renowned for its high quality silk nightwear. With its rapid growth of top-end lingerie stockists, it is an obvious choice for Silk Cocoon to have its own manufacturing unit in order to maintain the brands constant top quality and its first class flexible tailor made service to their stockists. Their new General Manager in China, Lincai Zhou used to hold an important position for a top silk nightwear manufacturer and has overseen Silk Cocoon’s orders for the last few years. Lincai who is a perfectionist shares the same vision as Silk Cocoon for quality and ethics. Dr. Ying Groves of Silk Cocoon commented that “We have selected a small team of the most skilled seamstresses and technical experts including pattern cutters and fabric inspectors who are experienced in making silk nightwear for top international brands. With our own manufacturing unit, we will be able control every stage of production to the highest standard, speedier delivery, flexible service and also ability to launch more styles. The previous factory has increased our FOB price by 30-50% over the last 2 years. Hopefully with control of our own manufacture, we will be able to use the best grade silk whilst maintaining affordable prices.”
"Each staff would earn much more money to work for Silk Cocoon within regular working hours compared with working long overtime periods in other factories. We are also very glad that we were able to find premises which is powered by solar panels!”
Silk Fabric Inspection
Silk Fabric Inspection
Pattern Cutting Master
Pattern Cutting Master
Mulbery tree field
Mulbery tree field
The Hand Embroiderer
The Hand Embroiderer
3 generations of silk worm careers
3 generations of silk worm careers
General Manager
General Manager
Design Assistant
Design Assistant
Seamstresses
Seamstresses

Best Shop Award by Underlines
28-Jul-2008
Silk Cocoon’s management team was invited as special guests to support the “Stars: Best Shop Award” event organised by Underlines Magazine. Underlines is one of the leading trade magazine for intimate apparel, swimwear, nightwear and legwear in the UK and founder memembers of the Network Dessous.

The Stars: Best Shop Awards was the only one of its kind to recogize the understanding lingerie retailers nominated by lingerie supplier and judged by a panel of indepent lingerie industry expert. It was launched by Underlines Magazine in the UK in 2007. In 2008, these Awards catagories are Reference Shops, Perosnal Touch, Concept Shops, Independent Department Stores and individual Outstanding Contributions.

Silk Cocoon was very pleased that some of its stockists were winners or finalists. Patricia Wright of Elegance at Thame was finalist for Personal Touch. Three of our stockists were finalist in Reference Shop; they are Suzanne Clews of Feathers of Marlow, Sheila Wykes of Turnbulls at Carlisle and Lynn Young of Perfect Fit at Keysham the winner of Reference Shops catagory. Down House of Fenwick at Brent Cross Shopping Centre was the finalist for Department Store Category.

Well done and congratulations to them all from Silk Cocoon. Some snaps from the party as below.
Patricia (Elegance) & Randa (Opal)
Patricia (Elegance) & Randa (Opal)
Hulya of Tender Trap
Hulya of Tender Trap
Lina (Essenziale)
Lina (Essenziale)
Clare & Fiona (Boudiche)
Clare & Fiona (Boudiche)

A successful exhibition at Harrogate
08-Mar-2008
Showing at Harrogate lingerie and Swimwear exhibition is always tiring but fruitful and a memorable event for Silk Cocoon because so many happy return and new customers come to view our new collections, making orders or just saying hello. “ I was very touched when Sadie Ayton, the owner of Sadie the Bra Lady coming to says thanks for the beautiful Silk Cocoon scarf she received from her VIP bag last year” commented by Dr. Ying Groves. Sadie who has been in the Bra business for more than 40’s year, the real Queen of Bras, added “Silk Cocoon’s silk nightwear is so beautiful. It is pity that we only stock bras and I am 71 years old now and going to retire soon. Otherwise, I would love to have Silk Cocoon”.

Silk Cocoon was also delighted to add new customers such as Oldrids, Fair Goth Mother, Can-Can and Undies Unlimited of the UK and Ahvage in South Ireland. Please check the website for details of the stockists http://www.silkcocoon.co.uk/index.cfm?page=storelist.cfm
Buyers Ahavage Ireland
Ahavage
Boudour Kiss
Boudour Kiss
Hoopers
Hoopers
Buyers from Bravado and Elegance
It is funtime!
Libelle
Libelle
Buyers from Oldrides
Oldrides
Helen Marie Lingerie
Helen Marie

Miss England as Face of Silk Cocoon
01-Dec-2007
Eleanor Glynn, Miss England who was also Miss Oxford 2006, may have handed over her crown but she is still making the most of her beautiful bikini body.

Eleanor is showing off her stunning figure in her latest modelling assignment to be the face of the quality British Brand, Silk Cocoon.

“Our nightwear is for real women,” said Dr. Groves. “We chose Eleanor because she is nothing like the painfully thin models that nobody can identify with. Eleanor’s stunning good looks and charming inner beauty have been praised by everyone who knows her. Silk Cocoon, also based in the cultural and historical city of Oxford, is internationally renowned for its top quality and elegant designs of silk nightwear. It is a match made in heaven. With a curvy size 10 and elegant looks, Eleanor has the perfect figure and image for Silk Cocoon. ”

The 21 year-old Eleanor who has experienced firsthand rejection from some of the top modelling agencies for being the wrong shape and overweight, was delighted to model silk nightwear. Eleanor said: “I have been treated like a queen and have had some wonderful engagements this year. Modelling is always my dream and passion but wearing all silk is a sensuous feeling that is hard to beat.”

“I am definitely converted to wearing silk nightwear which is the best material for preserving one’s beauty and youth.”

Eleanor handed over her crown on 30th June 2007, but she still needs silk nightwear that gives her that star-quality as she is on the path to stardom. Eleanor, the leading singer and song writer of the Big Bad City band has just finished filming in one of the lead roles for the “Bollywood” musical movie India Rocks.
Miss England Eleanor Glynn as face of Silk Cocoon
Miss England Eleanor Glynn as face of Silk Cocoon
Miss England Eleanor Glynn as face of Silk Cocoon
Miss England Eleanor Glynn as face of Silk Cocoon

Silk Route to Success
20-Nov-2007
As a successful business start up, Silk Cocoon was invited to exhibit and give advice to women who want to start their own business 'What’s stopping you?” a one day event organised by Business Link South East. More than 100 women who are thinking to set up their own business from home bakery to online business attended this event. Silk Cocoon, which supplies the highest quality silk nightwear with brand name also Silk Cocoon was launched by Dr. Groves in August 2004 after leaving her senior management position for a multinational company. After 3 years in business, the Silk Cocoon brand has become a very well known top end brand with around 100 stockists across a few countries. Dr. Ying Groves commented that “Many women, normally with great care and financial responsibilities to their family, start to think about working for themselves after some changes in their life. According Business Link, two out of three new businesses would fail in general. Therefore, it is so important that we share our experiences and lessons with others and help each other so as to increase opportunities of success. I am so glad that many women found Silk Cocoon’s story to be very inspirational and encouraging.”
Silk Cocoon staff (central) with visitors
Silk Cocoon staff (central) with visitors

New Stockists of Silk Cocoon in Iceland, USA and the UK
03-Sep-2007
Staff of Silk Cocoon were thrilled to see so many happy returned and new customers during the recent Harrogate Lingerie and Swimwear Exhibition, particularly at receiving buyers from Iceland. Kristin Einarsdottir, the Managing Director of Sigurboginn, a store specialised in the big International luxury brands to indulge women, in the Icelandic capital of Retkjavik said that “We found Silk Cocoon on the website and were excited to see the quality products on offer. Therefore we decided to come to Harrogate instead of going Lyon and Dusseldorf. It was our first time to the UK and we did not know really where Harrogate was. The journey took us a total of 16 hours door to door and was very exhausting. Seeing the Silk Cocoon’s silk nightwear in person made our journey really worthwhile!” Silk Cocoon’s nightwear will be available at Sigurboginn from the end of October 2007. Silk Cocoon was also delighted to add new customers such as Boudoir Kiss, La Jolie Madame, Feathers of Marlow and Persha Lingerie to their new stockist list in the UK and Ireland. Other new stockists are Bonne Nuit in New York and The Glossy Apple Boutique in Houston of the USA. Please check the website for details of the stockists http://www.silkcocoon.co.uk/index.cfm?page=storelist.cfm
Buyers from Iceland
Buyers from Iceland
Miss Nottingham modelled for SC
Miss Nottingham modelled for SC
Buyer Top Drawer at SC
Buyer Top Drawer at SC

Silk Cocoon Finalist for CILA Award
12-Jul-2007
Silk Cocoon is very pleased to announce that its silk nightwear collection for autumn and winter 2007 has been selected as finalist for the Contours International Intimate Apparel Awards (The CILA Awards) for Best Nightwear. Organised by the Contours Magazine, the CILA awards are the awards for the high levels of creativity and design, and the innovations of modern day fit and comfort that have been achieved in this fast paced industry.

The CILA Awards is a celebration of what is perceived, by a panel of independent judges, as the best in the industry! The Contours International Intimate Apparel Awards 2007 will be held on 6th August at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York.

The Award wining collection will be available in Sept 2007. Watch out this space.
Stunning piece at Catwalk
Stunning piece at Catwalk
A shinning star!
A shinning star!

Silk Cocoon Finalist for UK Fashion Export Award
09-May-2007
Silk Cocoon is finalist for UK fashion export award in Lingerie and Beach category together with other two candidates. The Awards are designed to reward companies, irrespective of size, which have demonstrated export excellence. This year, the judging panel of industry experts will be looking for winners in 8 categories - each with a fantastic prize. The Awards ceremony will take place on 12th June 2007 at London's prestigious Landmark London hotel. UK Fashion Exports' President, HRH The Princess Royal, will attend the Reception and Lunch and present the Awards. http://www.ukfashionexports.com/apparel.htm

Silk Cocoon – advisor for fashion at Career Fair
05-May-2007
During a recent career fair for 14-16 year-old pupils, Silk Cocoon’s stand was constantly packed with interested girls and boys who are passionate about fashion. As a successful small new business, Silk Cocoon was invited to represent the fashion industry and business start-up during the recent career fair jointly organised by Magdalen College School and Oxford High School held in Oxford. There were about 80 advisory stalls each representing different industries and professions and around 400 pupils attended the fair. Silk Cocoon, the only fashion stall with an elegant display of silk nightwear and posters was absolutely outstanding attracting the crowd.
Silk Cocoon Staff with students
Silk Cocoon Staff with students
Silk Cocoon staff giving advice to eager students
Silk Cocoon staff giving advice to eager students

Successful debut in Paris
28-Mar-2006
Silk Cocoon found its instant success in its debut during the Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris in February 2006. Silk Cocoon’s top quality silk nightwear with its elegant, exquisite and sophisticated designs and its wide range of choices instantly attracted buyers and press from all over the world. We now have stockists in Russia and France.
Buyers from Russia
Buyers from Russia
Buyer From Paris
Buyer from Paris
Press from Lingerie Buyer
Press from Lingerie Buyer

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