After learning that traditional pantyhose are petroleum products planned for obsolescence, we started Swedish Stockings with the mission to change and influence the entire hosiery industry towards sustainable production overall.
Each year, 8 billion pairs of tights are produced, worn once and then discarded. This makes 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 most modern pantyhose, is created from an environmentally harmful petroleum-based manufacturing process that leads to damaging carbon emissions, more so modern pantyhose isn’t made to last. These harmful practices in the fashion industry are all too common. Swedish Stockings are proud to combine sustainability, quality and great design with innovative materials and production methods, leading the way to a better planet.