Each year, nearly 2 billion pairs of stockings are produced, the majority made from nylon - an environmentally damaging type of plastic derived from crude oil. Not only is the creation of standard stockings bad for the environment in their creation, but they generally also have a short lifecycle. Stockings are super susceptible to puncture and damage, inevitably laddering follows which sees them obsolete.
Thankfully there are some eco-friendly options out there. Swedish Stockings have created an amazing range of sustainable hosiery that we absolutely love. They achieve this sustainability mark by addressing 5 points in the production:
1. Produce with sustainable materials
2. Develop sustainable production methods
3. Secure quality
4. Pack and ship sustainably
5. Manage waste through recycling
Swedish Stockings are made from Nilit, Econyl and Q-Nova regenerated materials. All of these quirky named fabrics are made from recycled or regenerated yarn. Saving energy, water, and post and pre-consumer waste. These processes also use more environmentally friendly methods, which only adds to their sustainable boast. Each pair of Swedish Stockings pantyhose, tights, and socks contain between 67% and 97% recycled components.
So if your spring outfit is in need of a little hosiery love, check out the amazing Swedish Stocking range - you won’t be disappointed !