Swedish Stockings: closed loop tights


“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.”

Nadja and Linn are the two ladies behind Swedish Stockings - the world’s first sustainable hosiery company. Not only are they producing pantyhose out of recycled yarn, they have introduced a collection program in which people are invited to send in their old stockings in exchange for a 50% discount on their next Swedish Stockings purchase. While they have not yet worked out how to make new stockings out of discarded pantyhose, they are committed to closing the loop.

In the interim, they ensure your old stockings are recycled rather than ending up in landfill - where the non-biodegradable fabric releases CO2 emissions and leeches nasty chemicals into the soil.

The pair are continually pushing the boundaries to reach more ethical and environmentally sustainable outcomes for their products, while maintaining a sleek aesthetic and great design.

Find them here.