Imperfect Pointes x Swedish Stockings
Home of the World's First Sustainable Ballet Tights
BALLET TIGHTS FOR DANCERS
WHY SUSTAINABLE TIGHTS?
Each year, 8 billion pairs of tights are produced, worn a few times and then discarded. This contributes to make the clothing industry the second most polluting industry in the world. Landfills everywhere are full of poorly made, cheap non-biodegradable nylon garments-and it’s getting worse.
Nylon yarn, which is currently used to produce most tights, is created from an environmentally harmful petroleum-based manufacturing process that leads to damaging carbon emissions. Not only that, but modern ballet tights are not made to last. These harmful practices in the fashion industry are all too common.
SUSTAINABLE BALLET TIGHTS
HOW THEY'RE MADE
Swedish Stocking's factories only use energy from renewable resources, such as wind or solar. Most of them have their own solar panels, and produce between 35-80% of their own energy. The remaining energy is derived from renewable certified third party.
Their dyeing facility use equipment resulting in a 20% less energy consumption as well as re-using 50% of the water, whilst the remaining 50% is purified in a specifically designed pool system, leaving it fit to use again after one week.
Apart from this, the factories pay close attention ensuring to avoid overproduction, any leftover yarns are used to produce samples. They collaborate with specialised companies to ensure that all paper and plastic is purposely recycled.
Our Unique Deep Dream Waistband: Thick and deep waistband for ultimate dream comfort whilst dancing and and a super flattering fit with no lumps or bumps.
Fabulously Flat Seams: All of the seams on our dance tights are flat, which means minimal lines under your leotards and looks great worn over the top too.
Perfect non-slip material: Ideal for Pas de Deux, our premium recycled yarn is super comfortable and easy to hold for all those important lifts.
Comfortable Open Sole: Most convertible tights can be uncomfortable, but not ours, we designed the open sole to be comfortable on AND off your foot.
Premium Colour Fast material: Say goodbye to your ballet pink tights going grey after one wash. We've rigorously tested our tights and as long as you follow our care instructions, they will stay pink for much, much longer.
BALLET TIGHTS FOR THE PLANET
RECYCLING YOUR TIGHTS
Most ballet tights are very cheap to produce, as they are made in factories with poor conditions, where workers are underpaid. So most of the price with those tights is profit. With our tights, you get a superior quality product which is ethically made in Italy in an 100% emission free factory. We are making superior tights with the future in mind, not just profit.
Check out our tights recycling page to find out more details and if you're still not sure, get in touch!