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Swedish Stockings Recycling Club

Put Your Old Tights To Good Use

Each year, 8 billion pairs of tights are produced, worn once and then discarded. This makes hosiery women’s biggest wear-and-tear clothing item.

At Swedish Stockings, we constantly strive to find new and innovative materials and sustainable production methods. Currently, our collection consists of more than 86% recycled materials. And aside from the materials used, our factories in Italy only use responsible production processes and renewable resources.

Through our Recycling Club, we collect your old tights and put the waste to good use, creating a collection of tables together with Swedish architect turned designer, Gustaf Westman — just one example of how we can put material already produced towards something that will last a lot longer.

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How it Works

1. Collect three or more pairs of nylon tights (not wool or cotton, please).

2. Send them to our mail-in facility and include a note with your email address if you are not a part of our Members Club, or complete the form below to receive a free return label if you are a Member.

Swedish Stockings
Att: Recycling Club
Orrtorp
73198 Köping
Sweden

3. We will email you a discount code for 15% off your next purchase when our warehouse have received your old tights.

*At this time, we can only accept packages within the EU (if not sent DDP) — any post-paid packages withheld at customs will unfortunately be returned to sender.

Return form for members

If you are a member of our Members Club, we provide you with a shipping label to send us your old tights free of charge within the EU. Request a label in the contact form and our Customer Service team will get back to you within a few business days.

Please provide your name, full address, phone number and how many tights you want to send for is to be able to generate a shipping label.

Become a member here

What we do with your old tights

In the beginning, we collected and ground down old pantyhose to be used as filler material for industrial fibreglass tanks, often used in the commercial industry to separate grease from water, such as at gas stations and restaurants. This material is very durable and last for decades, and using your old pantyhose for them means that new material does not have to be produced as filler. Glamorous? No. Sustainable? Yes.

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