"Founded 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. Our garments are constructed utilizing the best methods available. For example, each thong uses over 30 yards of thread. More thread means more stitches per inch, and more stitches means a more durable, high quality product."