Swedish Stockings create modern, luxury tights and socks made from 90-98% recycled material. The majority of their range are made with recycled nylon including sportswear excess, carpet fluff or spent fishing nets. How brilliant is that!
Most modern tights are made from nylon which is created by an environmentally harmful, petroleum based manufacturing process that is bad for the planet and produces tights that don't last. Each year two billion pairs of tights are produced, worn a few times then discarded into landfills which are full of poorly made, non-biodegradable textiles. This helps make the textile industry one of the most polluting industries in the world.
Linn Frisinger and Nadja Forsberg wanted to tackle this and so Swedish Stockings was born.
Their zero waste factories engage in sustainable practises including the use of environmentally friendly dyes, post-dyeing water purification and the use of solar power for much of the energy needed in the manufacturing process.
They're knitted in 3D which means they fit like a dream; high, super soft waistline for a flattering fit and complete comfort
They also have a recycling programme which stops products ending up in landfills. They will recycle your old, laddered tights - any brand. They are working on technology to separate polyamide from elastane and eventually they will be able to close the loop and make old tights into new ones. In the meantime they grind down old pantyhose into fibre glass tanks for oil traps for the commercial industry. You can bring your old tights to any of our events for us to send back to them.
We say - "I love fancy socks and polka dot tights and these are the best I've ever tried. Think leopard print, tuxedo stripe or sparkly dots are too much? The lowkey designs give a modern and cool update to your look (much cheaper than buying a new outfit too) I love how they have made every aspect of production and usage as sustainable as possible and they fit really well too."