Pantyhose and tights as we know them are consumable.
That's why you can find them in your local grocery and drugstore. We buy them and we might get a few uses before they run or tear. But are pantyhose recyclable? Not exactly.
In the landfill, it will take 30 to 40 years before they are broken down. That's a bad deal for Mother Earth. But what can you do now that it's fall when pantyhose and tights are a necessity with cooler weather?
Introducing Sheertex, our newest Brand Partner.
This 2018 Women Led Canadian startup has developed patent pending technology to create fabric for hosiery that is unbreakable. See Sheertex in the Globe and Mail! See Sheertex in Elle.
Imagine 2 pair of pantyhose that can literally last you a year replacing multiple dozens of regular hosiery. But it gets better! Canadian garment manufacturing took a beating in the last decade, competing with factories in undeveloped nations that don't have laws for fair pay or benefits and often have poor working conditions. Sheertex, recently took over the largest hosiery factory in Montreal and are now employing a staff of 200, many of whom worked there before and all of whom earn sustainable wages.
Need more reasons to investigate these pantyhose and tights?
Keeping Canadians employed is good for Canada. Supporting a Canadian company to Export is good for Canada. Consuming less and purposefully choosing sustainable products that are less harmful to the environment is the only option to meet the UN Climate Change Goals (Fashion for Climate Change Action).
Need a way to repurpose those torn pantyhose?
- using a frame made from a wire coat hanger, the stocking can make a good pond skimmer.
- use to strain previously opened paint that has congealed.
- cover your broom and find out what the broom missed!
- they can be used as an emergency fan belt
- use to tie up trees and bushes
- tie down your trunk lid
- stuff craft projects like pillows or toys
- use to store wallpaper, gift wrap or posters
- stretch over growing vegetables like squash to prevent insect damage
Ce Soir Lingerie pursues positive, ethical, and supportive relationships with clients, suppliers and our community. We demonstrate progressive ideas and innovation towards product development, marketing strategies and our environment. We strive to be as inclusive as possible in our prices, sizing and styles. Everyone is welcome and safe in our shop. We maintain the strictest degrees of confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of our business. We endeavour to provide the widest selection of styles and sizes to meet the individual needs of each client. We offer a healthy, positive approach towards the many varied female forms and the effects of life, health, and aging.