Meet Dear Kate: Revolutionary Lingerie Line Debuts Nov 15

Providence, RI – (November 7, 2012) Announced today, Dear Kate, the young fashion-meets- function lingerie line, is set to launch online this month followed by availability in specialty boutiques across the U.S.

Based out of Providence, the company’s roots are at Brown University, where Julie Sygiel, founder and CEO, found her inspiration in a junior year entrepreneurial class. Since its inception, the growing team has pulled in local talent for everything from design and sales to modeling the looks. The panties themselves are made using fabric sourced from Darlington Fabrics in Westerly, Rhode Island.

“It’s exciting to be part of the Rhode Island entrepreneurial community right now,” says Julie Sygiel, founder and CEO. “It’s a supportive movement that welcomes fresh faces and ideas.”

The debut collection—an assortment ranging from elegant high-rises and cream bodysuits to pastel bikinis and basic hipsters—pays homage to what every woman loves about her favorite intimates. While the designs alone catch the eye, it’s what’s underneath that has Dear Kate poised to make its mark with not only fashionistas but also new and expecting mothers.

Below the beauty of every Dear Kate panty is a light-as-a-feather lining that protects women against stains and spills with the utmost discretion. Delicate to the touch and known for their easy wear-and-wash quality, the panties have already garnered a cult following through an earlier line in 2011.

Originally named Sexy Period, the patent-pending high-tech underwear was geared towards women who wanted extra backup during their period without having to compromise on style. But when Sexy Period saw preteens, new moms experiencing incontinence, and even athletes embrace their panties, they knew a rebranding was in order. Known briefly as Underbrella before a trademark issue delayed a re-launch this summer, the team behind Dear Kate is pleased with the early praise they’ve already received.

“Kate is that best friend in a crisis, the one who rushes to your side with chocolate,” says Sygiel, on the line’s new name. “The women who wear our panties appreciate not only the innovation behind it, but also the community we’ve become and Dear Kate embraces that fully.”

About Dear Kate
At Dear Kate, we believe every woman should hold her underthings to a higher standard. Our built-in linings provide a leak-resistant, breathable and light-as-a-feather layer, arming the prettiest of panties with a nearly undetectable guard against overflow, leaks and perspiration. So Dear Kate looks and feels like your favorite pair WHILE providing unparalleled protection so you can move in all the ways you were meant to. And the best part? No special care required – just toss in the washer, hang dry and go.

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