Reconsider Fast Fashion With Sustainable Stockings

Have you ever considered the environmental impact of the hosiery industry?

Stockings are often considered a single-use item, with cheap fabrics tearing or laddering on the first wear.

All this waste adds up and, every year, an estimated 103,000 tons of hosiery waste is sent to landfill.

To put that into perspective, that is equal to 14 Eifel Towers, 190 Boeing A380s or 8294 double decker buses.

The Legwear Co. is a sustainable hosiery brand fighting back against the rampant wastage.

After six years of research and development, the company is working with some of the world’s leading yarn producers and hosiery manufacturers with a view to creating the best and most sustainable product on the market.

Interestingly, the raw material that goes into hosiery is exactly the same as what creates plastic bottles or bags. It will sit in landfill sites for hundreds of years when discarded.

No longer can hosiery be considered a single-use plastic item.

Instead The Legwear Co’s product is resistant to runs and tears. They have conducted tensile, multi-axial and martindale tests to demonstrate exactly how strong their product is compared to others on the market.

In fact, they are so confident in their product that they offer a 60 day returns policy.

The Legwear Co. also offers a groundbreaking recycling program that allows customers to return their product to the warehouse free of cost.

Once 4 or more waste pairs are collected, The Legwear Company will cover the shipping costs to collect the waste and save it from landfill.

They will even take in other brands of tights, not just their own.

The Legwear Co. hopes to expand its sustainable hosiery initiative into retail stores world-wide and the development of swimwear and activewear ranges are also in the pipeline.

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