Fashion brands do their best to make stockings not a disposable and disposable piece. In the spring and summer collections of 2020, countless designers and world brands such as Gucci, Saks Potts, and Fendi have introduced truly fashionable stockings, writes The Independent.
The disposable approach is what has prevented stockings from becoming more fashionable in recent decades because the goods are extremely low and their shelf life is extremely short. However, a study by Extinction Rebellion and the Environmental Monitoring Committee last year shows that shoppers are trying to reduce their ecological footprint by boycotting furs and fashionable clothes until they knew about stockings.
The production of tights is very problematic because the production of a garment made of nylon emits a significant amount of greenhouse gases, is extremely difficult to recycle, and because it has a very short lifespan, it is mostly done in landfills.
“Approximately 103,000 tons of hosiery waste is generated worldwide each year, equivalent to 8,000 double-decker buses,” said Daniel Clayton, founder of The Legwear Company in Australia, which manufactures hosiery from recycled materials. The company combines recycled nylon with plants and sells the yarn made in the island nation.
TLC has also launched a recycling program that encourages customers to return stockings made by melting long-life plastics such as auto parts.
Swedish hosiery, for example, uses recycled plastic, organic cotton, and cashmere to make its hosiery, and no waste is generated in the process.
Heist, for example, is known for selling durable stockings and dyes, while setting a number of sustainable goals for itself by 2022, including reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
However, the price of these products exceeds the price of traditional stockings. Marks & Spencer introduced a much more durable stocking in 2007, which has since become one of the retail company’s most popular products.