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The First Ever Sustainable Stockings Brand Is Finally Here

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Sustainable fashion is having a moment. After years of fast fashion dominating the scene and subsequently polluting the environment, small designers and big companies alike are turning to more sustainable methods to produce everything from sneakers to jeans to T-shirts. And while all of these are important innovations, there's one long-standing, majorly unsustainable fashion piece that, until now, has forgone an eco overhaul: stockings. 

Stockings and pantyhose are made primarily from nylon, an unsustainable fabric created through a coal-, water-, and energy-heavy process. Not only that, but stockings are notoriously flimsy fashion items, known from runs and holes that render them useless after just a few wears. In general, they are more or less considered disposable.