Valiant Lingerie

£1,554

raised of £3,000 stretch target

45

supporters
52% 4 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £1,250 is pledged by December 18th 2019 at 7:00pm

Valiant is a luxury lingerie brand designed for women who have had mastectomies. Valiant aims to support, empower and re-build self-esteem.

by Eleanor Howie in North Lynn Industrial Estate, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

I’m so excited that Valiant has hit and then exceeded our initial fundraising target with the help of all our amazing supporters. We have set a “stretch target” of £3,000. It feels unreal that we’re half way there.

What would the extra funding do? I want Valiant to be accessible to all women in need of beautiful, comfortable lingerie post breast reconstruction, breast surgery or mastectomy. Meeting our stretch target would enable us to scale up our online presence, work with a specialist lingerie consultant and offer a wider range in our first collection so that we can share our products with more women.


Valiant will offer a collection of beautiful, non-underwired, soft cup post mastectomy bras that are comfortable to wear, feminine and luxurious. 

I am crowd-funding to raise £1,250 to launch the brand online, begin to produce the collection and start to share the products with the women who need them.

I set up Valiant with the aim of creating beautiful, comfortable and alluring lingerie for women who have undergone surgery. 

Valiant was born out of my own experiences and desire to find comfortable post mastectomy lingerie that made me feel confident again.

Every year approximately 55,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the UK. Approximately 81% of people diagnosed with breast cancer undergo surgery to remove the tumour.

My name is Ellie and creating Valiant has been a passion of mine for several years.

Eight years ago I underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery at the age of 24. 

After the initial period of physical recovery, I became increasingly distressed by the lack of feminine post mastectomy lingerie and this continues to be a problem eight years later. 

Many women who have undergone mastectomies (and reconstructive surgery) are not able to wear underwired bras. I also find that I need bras to be lined with super soft fabric to avoid irritation of scar tissue. 

Over the past eight years, I have found that the majority of post mastectomy or generic non underwired bras are at best plain to dowdy and at worst look like medical garments. Following surgery, I found the process of acclimatising to my new body psychologically difficult and upsetting and the lack of attractive post-surgery lingerie added to my distress. I no longer felt feminine or attractive. Lingerie shopping became a harrowing and distressing event. 

More than anything, I wanted a bra that was comfortable to wear and that made me feel feminine and pretty. After years of searching for the perfect post mastectomy lingerie collection and not finding anything suitable, I want to create a collection for all the women out there who have survived breast cancer. Their bodies are amazing and they deserve to feel cherished, confident and feminine again.


I have some insight into the emotional and psychological recovery women go through post-surgery and my aim is to support, empower and re-build self-esteem with beautiful lingerie.

I am crowdfunding to create a collection of beautiful post mastectomy lingerie. 

All our products will be based on personal first-hand experience, thoroughly researched, carefully thought through and designed to create the most luxurious, feminine, soft and comfortable post mastectomy lingerie possible. 

All bras will be completely without underwires and feature super soft lining to avoid irritation to scar tissue.

A collection of post mastectomy bras will be available for women who have had reconstructive surgery and also for those who require a pocket for a prosthesis.  

Environmental impact is also important to me and therefore where possible, products will be made in the UK to keep carbon footprint to a minimum and to support British manufacturers.  

Valiant will mainly be available through an online store, shipping worldwide and hopefully also stock in some boutiques and stores across the UK.


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£60 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£60 Reward

Thank you so much for supporting Valiant in our mission to empower women to feel confident again post surgery. To say thank you, we would like to send you an original, hand painted illustration of our first design.

£2 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£2 raffle ticket

To celebrate hitting 51% of our target, I thought it would be fun to introduce a raffle to win one of Macmillan’s wonderful beauty advent calendars! This lovely calendar has sold out in Boots. In addition to the warm glow of supporting Valiant, for £2 you will be entered into a raffle to win this calendar. The winner will be drawn at random at 18:00 on 4th December 2019. Good luck everyone!

£5 or more

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£5 raffle tocket

To celebrate hitting 51% of our target, I thought it would be fun to introduce a raffle to win one of Macmillan’s wonderful beauty advent calendars! This lovely calendar has sold out in Boots. In addition to the warm glow of supporting Valiant, for £5 you will receive 3 entries into a raffle to win this calendar. The winner will be drawn at random at 18:00 on 4th December 2019. Good luck everyone!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thank you so much for supporting Valiant and helping to make women feel confident again. I would like to send you a personalised thank you note to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Thank you so much for your support of Valiant and our mission to empower women to feel confident again post surgery. To say thank you, we will give you a "shout out" on our social media and blog.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Thank you for supporting Valiant. This is a cause that is so close to my heart. To say thank you I would like to send you a personalised sketch of our flag ship lingerie set.

£45 or more

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£45 Reward

Thank you so much for your support of Valiant in our mission to empower women post surgery. To thank you for your support, you will receive an invitation to our launch party (date TBC), 30% discount on your first order and VIP preview and access to all new launches.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Thank you so much for supporting Valiant in our mission to empower women to feel confident again post surgery. To say thank you for your support I would like to send you a bra of your choice from the collection and a personalised thank you card.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Thank you so much for your support of Valiant in our mission to empower women post surgery. To thank you for your support I would like to send you lingerie set (bra and knickers) of your choice from the collection and a personalised thank you card.

£250 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£250 Reward

Thank you from the bottom of your heart for your generosity and for your support of Valiant. I hope you can tell how much this project means to me. To thank you for your support, I will name an item in the collection after you.


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