Crafted with Love
At Montelle, we know fit. All product development is powered by women who understand curves, in-house in Montreal, Canada. The team includes pattern makers, seamstresses, and technical fit specialists.
The Head Fit Technician has over 35 years of experience in bra and lingerie fitting and development. This know-how enables us to control every step, ensuring that the fit of each garment is made to love.
Our cups are uniquely ours
A lot of other brands purchase stock cup moulds to go into their bras. As a Montelle cup shape is being developed, the prototype is fitted on live models in 34B, 34D, 34DD, 38DD and 36G, at every step along the way.
Any time a change is made this process starts again so that we are sure our bras are comfy and supportive across a large size range - on real women, with many shapes and sizes of boobs.
Everything we make goes through extensive wash and wear testing to make sure it will still look beautiful long after it’s be en loved and worn. In fact, the whole company gets involved, so the bra will be supportive and comfortable, no matter what life throws at it.
We wear our bras everyday, and they support us in everything we do. We won't settle for anything less than the best.
- The Montelle Team
Making better bras and lingerie goes even further than making quality styles that fit and feel good. It means caring about the resources that go into their crafting at every step. From improving the lives of the people who make them to considering the environmental impact of how we craft, ship and promote our products. We are looking to continually do better, building a better today and tomorrow.
We make sure to offer balance to our team, a safe and healthy environment with fair pay. We have been making our garments in our exclusive women owned and managed factory in the Philippines for over 20 years.
Three years ago we implemented a wellness program in the factory, offering weekly Zumba classes, exercise classes, hourly stretches, healthy cooking seminars, daily meditation breaks, and a health-driven rewards program.
Internal surveys show the team is happier and feels better since they began participating in the program. Many team members say the program has improved not just their own lives but also those of their family members as they are all eating healthier now.
Sustainability is about choosing WELL
and making it LAST
We only have one planet
We only have one planet and it needs our love and support now more than ever. For us, choosing sustainability is part of our DNA – it’s essential. We prioritize the selection of processes and materials that have less of a negative impact on our environment, without sacrificing quality of the garments you love. We make lasting iconic products that will support you and last so that you can feel good about the choices.
In our Products and our Offices
In our office, we’re continuously making small efforts to reduce our impact on the planet – using FSC paper products in our office and promotional materials, recycling, challenging our teams to go as paperless as possible, gifting our team members re-useable water bottles, participating in Montreal’s March for the Climate as an organization, and choosing sustainable products as much as possible in every aspect of our business.
It's what's inside that counts
Reducing the use of packaging materials is at the core of our initiative. About 165 billion packages are shipped in the US each year, with the cardboard used roughly equating to more than 1 billion trees. As consumers, we need to get away from this expectation and we need to challenge brands.
Our BodyBiss Collection is woven from Lenzing's MicroModal fibers. This Premium, buttery soft fiber is made from self-rejuvenating Beechwood trees that are harvested based on sustainable forestry practices and processed on-site for a gentler environmental footprint. What we love about this fabric is that feels incredible on the body and is friendlier to the environment as well. We call that a win-win.