Sustainable fashion is having a moment. After years of fast fashion dominating the scene and subsequently polluting the environment, small designers and big companies alike are turning to more sustainable methods to produce everything from sneakers to jeans to T-shirts. And while all of these are important innovations, there’s one long-standing, majorly unsustainable fashion piece that, until now, has forgone an eco overhaul: stockings.
Swedish Stockings are made from recycled yarn and natural fibers, and the process by which they are manufactured is sustainable: the factories use eco-friendly dyes, post-dyeing water treatments, and solar power. The company is also working on developing a recycling program to collect hosiery from around the world and grind it down into a filler material in glass fiber tanks.
It doesn’t stop there. The founders are also working on new high-tech fabrications, like separating nylon from elastane to make new stockings out of olds ones.
The First Ever Sustainable Stockings Brand Is Finally Here [GreenMatters]