Pantyhose is a petroleum product and one of our biggest consumables. The industry is huge and the production itself uses non-renewable fossil fuels and require a huge amount of energy and water to produce. This extremely large process is very harmful to the environment and most pantyhose are designed to be worn once and then replaced, and so contributing to textile pollution - the third most polluting industry in the world (after oil and agriculture).
Swedish Stockings is created from the by-product of other nylon products that is non-biodegradable. The production process is a lot less complicated than traditional nylon production and we are consistently looking for cleaner ways to produce - conserving or reusing water, decreasing emissions, reducing and recycling waste. From this highly efficient recycling procedure we have reduced energy and water consumption by:
- 87.6% less energy
- A savings of water 18.M3/ton yarn
We want to break the current production of pantyhose - to produce beautiful and long lasting stockings with sustainability as important as profit. Swedish Stockings is modern and sophisticated.
- A large part of our production is solar powered
- No extra water is used to create our stockings
- Our factories are zero waste
- All water used in dyeing is purified and treated
Swedish Stockings is certified by SCS - a trusted leader in third party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. They set the global standard for sustainability and our products have been certified with a minimum of 90% recycled content.
Our yarn is Nilit Ecocare® the “environmentally friendly fibre” and the first patented nylon 6.6 recycled product. This high quality recycled polyamide retains the properties of virgin fibres and minimises waste, reduces energy consumption and conserves crude oil.
Swedish Stockings is part of Mistra Future Fashion; a research program deals with one of the key sustainability challenges of our times, how to achieve systemic, sustainable change in the fashion industry. This change is like a giant puzzle, where all pieces need to be re-shaped, finding new matching pieces and in time allowing a new design to appear.
Curious about what sustainability in fashion might be? Check out their website www.mistrafuturefashion.com/sustainable-fashion/