In 1977, designer Gale Epstein created a handmade lingerie set for her friend, Lida Orzeck, crafted out of embroidered handkerchiefs. The original designs wowed retailers and industry experts and were the inspiration for the company name, Hanky Panky. With the inception of the hanky set in the seventies to the thongs of today, Hanky Panky continues to influence trends in lingerie and sleepwear. Blending traditional with modern glam looks, Hanky Panky proudly provides brilliant solutions for fashion fit issues by remaining dedicated to innovative design, comfort, quality and US production. Hanky Panky set a new standard for thongs when the 4811 was introduced in 1986. In a front page Wall Street Journal article about them in 2004, Hanky Panky’s thongs were described as “lace butter”. Leading fashion magazines and celebrities regularly extol their revolutionary comfort and beauty Hanky Panky garments are made from the best materials. Components are chosen for their specific stretch qualities, softness and fit. Also, 100% of the fabrics and trims used to make our Signature Lace styles are knitted in the USA. Even the Supima® cotton fibers used to make crotch linings are grown in the USA. Our Signature Lace is an exclusive pattern available only to Hanky Panky.