All of our products are knitted in Italy, not only because the Italians have been producing high quality hosiery for a long time, but also because the factories we work with have extremely high ethical, social and environmental standards.
The majority of our products are 3D knitted, a technique where the hosiery is knitted with three elastane threads instead of one, making the tights which gives more elasticity and softness to the product so that it conforms to your every curve. Easily put, 3D knitting is the HD version of hosiery.
In the knitting stage, the yarn is considered “raw” as the dyeing process only occurs after the hosiery has been knitted. The dyeing facility is located next to our knitting facility, and the dyes used are vegan.
By using state of the art equipment, the dyeing facility is able to consume 20% less energy than a conventional process. The equipment runs on a combination of natural gas and solar energy.
The facility is also able to re-use 50% of the water in the dyeing process, and the remaining 50% is purified through an ozone disinfection and micro bacteria process, in a specifically designed pool system.
The polyamide we source to create our stockings are not raw materials, rather they are pre-consumer or post-consumer waste materials from nylon industries, such as excess remnants from the sportswear industries. Although nylon is a non-natural, oil-based product, by using nylon remnants from other industries in our stockings, we save this excess waste from being sent to landfills to never (or rather, very slowly) decompose.
All our materials are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified, meaning that the raw material must comply with the laboratory test criterias that ensures that it does not contain harmful substances that can be dangerous to humans and nature, this ensures that the products meet the ecological requirements.
The natural fibre materials used for the products have been produced in accordance with organic farming standards recognized by GOTS and processed according to GOTS. We are also certified with Bluesign, which implies acting responsibly and sustainably in regard with people, the environment and resources. This ensures consistent transparency and traceability for all processing steps down to raw materials.
For a full material list, read the whole sustainability edit here.