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Recycling Club

It’s simple. We want to clean up the hosiery industry and provide a better alternative to modern pantyhose. And you'll get a 10% discount for contributing!

It works like this:

1. Collect 3 or more pairs of old ripped stockings, we accept any brand of nylon hosiery

2. Send them to one of our two recycling centres. Choose the one closest to you! At this time all shipping and customs must be covered by the sender. Post-paid packages sent to us will unfortunately be returned to the sender.

3. When they arrive, we’ll email you a discount code

4. Shop online! There’s no limit to how many you can buy

 

Our permanent recycling addresses:

Bia Härdplast
Attn: Swedish Stockings Recycling Club
Orrtorp, 73198
Köping
Sweden

PO Box 1752
Attn: Swedish Stockings Recycling Club
3040 78th AVE SE
MERCER ISLAND, WA 98040-9998
United States

Our temporary recycling addresses:

Until August 2019 (mail in only):
ASC Art House
Attn: Enam Gbewonyo, Studio GG12
Grafton Quarter
Grafton Road
Croydon CR0 3RP
United Kingdom

RETAIL AND DROP-IN LOCATIONS
(NO DISCOUNT CODES GIVEN)

UK
PHOEBE ENGLISH STUDIO
5 - 9 CREEKSIDE , LONDON
MONDAYS - FRIDAYS 9AM-6PM

BELGIUM
SUPERGOODS, MECHELEN
SUPERGOODS, GHENT

GERMANY
ZEITLOS MODE & MEHR, DÜREN
GRUENE WIE, MÜNSTER
LOVEAFAIR, WEIMAR
ZÜNDSTOFF, FRIEBURG
PRECIOUS, ROSENHEIM
COB CONCEPT STORE, ESSEN (ONLY UNTIL SEPTEMBER)
ALMA & LOVIS, BONN
KÜRSCHNER MAYER, WANGEN
RUNDUM MODE, BIELEFELD
KOHNOA, MAINZ
GOODSHOUSE, HEIDELBERG
WELTHERZ, LANDAU
BEAUTY & NATURE, MÜNCHEN (ONLY UNTIL SEPTEMBER)
BEAUTY & NATURE, LEIPZIG (ONLY UNTIL SEPTEMBER)
BEAUTY & NATURE, ERLANGEN (ONLY UNTIL SEPTEMBER)
FRUCHTBARE ERDE, DORTMUND
STACKMANN, BUXTEHUDE

Please don't forget to include your email address to ensure you'll get your discount code! Please note that at this time, the delivery has to be paid by the sender. We cannot pick up any deliveries and we cannot pay duties on any of the packages. If we receive a package with duties, call for pick, or request for payment by receiver, the package will unfortunately be returned to the sender.

Why are we doing this and how do we recycle your old pantyhose?

We want to close the loop and eventually be able to fully recycle old hosiery. However, to make that possible we need to be able to separate the polyamide in the yarn (a.k.a the nylon) from the elastane (the stuff that makes it nice and stretchy) to make new pantyhose. Unfortunately, this technology isn’t commercially available just yet although it isn’t far away.

In the meantime, we have a short term solution. We are grinding old pantyhose down to be used as filler material in fibre glass tanks for oil and grease traps, in the commercial industry. These tanks are extremely hard wearing and last a long time, which is an amazing use of discarded pantyhose! Glamorous, no. Sustainable, yes! As long as they don’t end up in a landfill - we are committed to cleaning up the whole industry.


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