Sustainability in every aspect

The history of tights In 1938, the American chemical company DuPont patented a new, ground-breaking invention: polyamide 66, more commonly known as Nylon. It is said to have been presented as "strong as steel but thin as a web" and revolutionized the textile industry. In the 1930s, fashion-conscious women had to choose between expensive, delicate socks of silk, or cheap rayon stockings that twisted on the leg. Millions of women longed for a durable stocking with a better fit, so, when such a product emerged on the market in May 1940, success was inevitable. Such was the strength of the material that it was referred to as science's improvement of nature. It was even used for war purposes in WWII, temporarily removing Nylon stockings from the market. While we still recognise its valuable properties today, we’ve also noticed some problems. Its production and its near indestructability do not make it environmentally sustainable. Still, tights, like any other fashion item, can be beautiful and functional. So how can we take responsibility as producers and consumers?