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 after the oil industry. 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 most modern pantyhose, 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. we believe the world needs more innovative and environmentally conscious products to lead the way, and so Swedish Stockings was launched. a forerunner in sustainably produced nylon stockings, Swedish Stockings produces beautiful pantyhose from recycled yarn. 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.
THEIR SUSTAINABILITYPantyhose is a petroleum product and one of our biggest consumables. the industry is huge and the production itself uses non-renewable fossil fuels and require a huge amount of energy and water to produce. This extremely large process is very harmful to the environment and most pantyhose are designed to be worn once and then replaced, and so contributing to textile pollution.
Swedish Stockings is created from the by-product of other nylon products that is non-biodegradable. the production process is a lot less complicated than traditional nylon production and they are consistently looking for cleaner ways to produce - conserving or reusing water, decreasing emissions, reducing and recycling waste. From this highly efficient recycling procedure they have reduced energy and water consumption by:
- 87.6% less energy
- A savings of water 18.m3/ton yarn
They want to break the current production of pantyhose - to produce beautiful and long lasting stockings with sustainability for the environment as well as for business. Swedish Stockings is modern and sophisticated.
- A large part of their production is solar powered
- No extra water is used to create our stockings
- Their factories are zero waste
- All water used in dyeing is purified and treated
They have won the "New Brand of the Year" at the 2016 ELLE awards, and pinpointed as one of Sweden's most influential startups from Dagens Industri.
Nadja & Linn, Founders of Swedish Stockings