It’s simple. We want to clean up the hosiery industry and provide a better alternative to modern pantyhose. And you´ll get a 10% discount for contributing!
It works like this:
1. Collect 3 or more pairs of old ripped stockings, we accept any brand
2. Send them to our recycling centre
3. When they arrive we’ll email you a discount code
4. Shop online! There’s no limit to how many you can buy
Our recycling address:
Attn: Swedish Stockings Recycling Club
Orrtop 4, 73198
Please don´t forget to include your email address to ensure you´ll get your discount code!
Why are we doing this and how do we recycle your old pantyhose?
We want to close the loop and eventually be able to fully recycle old hosiery. However, to make that possible we need to be able to separate the polyamide in the yarn (a.k.a the nylon) from the elastane (the stuff that makes it nice and stretchy) to make new pantyhose. Unfortunately, this technology isn’t available just yet although it isn’t far away.
In the meantime, we have a short term solution. We are grinding old pantyhose down into fibre glass tanks for oil traps for the commercial industry. These tanks are extremely hard wearing and last a long time, which is an amazing use of discarded pantyhose! Glamorous, no. Sustainable, yes! As long as they don’t end up in a landfill - we are committed to cleaning up the whole industry.