Swedish Stockings believe the world needs more innovative and environmentally conscious products to lead the way.
Each year, two billion pairs of tights are produced, worn once and then discarded, helping to make the textile industry the second most polluting industry in the world. Landfills everywhere are full of poorly made and cheap non-biodegradable textiles – and it’s getting worse. Nylon yarn, which is currently used to produce the most modern pantyhoses, is created from an environmentally harmful petroleum-based manufacturing process, that leads to damaging carbon emissions and not only are they bad for the planet, they don’t last. These harmful practices in the fashion industry are all too common.
As a forerunner in sustainably produced nylon stockings, Swedish Stockings produce beautiful pantyhoses from recycled yarn.
Swedish Stockings is created from the by-product of other nylon products that is non-biodegradable. Their factories engage in sustainable practices including the use of environmentally friendly dyes, post-dyeing water treatment and the use of solar power for much of the energy needed in the manufacturing process.
The production process is a lot less harmful to the environment, than traditional nylon production and they are consistently looking for innovative and cleaner ways to produce – conserving or reusing water, decreasing emissions, reducing and recycling waste. From this highly efficient recycling procedure they have so far reduced energy and water consumption by:
- 87.6% less energy
- a savings of water 18.m3/ton yarn
- a large part of their production is solar powered
- no extra water is used to create their stockings
- their factories are “zero waste”
- all water used in dyeing is purified and treated
- thousands of stockings have been recycled thanks to their recycling program
They are proud to combine sustainability, quality and great design and hope their customers will feel the same pride in wearing them.