About Sustainable Hosiery & Essentials
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Sustainable Hosiery & Essentials?
We are a small family-owned business consisting of Sue and Mick and daughter, Carly.
Where are you located?
We are based in Sydney, Australia and offer shipping Australia-wide as well as to New Zealand.
Why sustainable hosiery?
We love hosiery because it is one of those wardrobe staples that help to make a capsule wardrobe "work" - adding flexibility and practicality to the clothes you already own and inspiring you to wear them again and again. Unfortunately, for the past century, hosiery has been a terribly polluting industry, relying on petroleum based fabrics and creating products that last only a short time, to be disposed of frequently. So when we heard about Swedish Stockings Conscious Pantyhose we knew this would be a game-changer! We became the first agency to bring Swedish Stockings to the Australian market as a distributor and have since then expanded our offering to include other categories of essential apparel items, all of which are sustainably and ethically made.
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Who are Swedish Stockings?
Headed up by eco-entrepreneurs Linn Frisinger and Nadja Forsberg, Swedish Stockings was founded as the world's first sustainable hosiery label with a mission to influence and transform the whole industry.
Are Swedish Stockings ethically made?
Absolutely - they are made in Italy and the factories that Swedish Stockings choose to work with are carefully selected for their commitment to environmental, social and workplace wellbeing. Swedish Stockings are certified by several independent bodies to ensure adherence to strict standards of ethical production. You can find out more here.
What are Swedish Stockings made from?
The main component of the majority of Swedish Stockings hosiery is recycled polyamide which is sourced from post-production and postconsumer nylon waste. The recycled fibres are sourced from Fulgar, Nilit and Econyl.