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From Tights To Tables – Köping, Sweden

Used textiles and clothes have been piling up as wastes, they are continuously covering, polluting our lands and most of them don’t degrade well. Many companies taking action on sustainability program to manage the waste of their products. One of them is the Swedish Stocking, a Swedish company specialized in tights, now pushing boundaries of innovation in hosiery through its product or concept. The brand strengthen its brand purposes by running sustainability programs with their Recycle Club.

The Swedish Stocking, that also producing pantyhose from recycled yarn, presented limited edition collection of tables made from their customer’s old tights, in collaboration with furniture designer Gustav Westman. The tables (depending on their size) contains between 80 and 350 pairs of tights that have been diverted from landfills through their recycling program.

Each table is manufactured by hand, at their warehouse in Köping, Sweden. The process is similar to that of creating the fibreglass tanks, except the sanding and finishing is done entirely by hand. These tables create an impact in a room, mimicking stones and marble, and, best of all, are a symbol for taking responsibility for our world’s limited resources.

The 5 Innovations Tables are the 3rd Innovations’ collaborations with other party. You can go to the website of the Swedish Stockings to see all projects and collaborations. The tables are available online in The Swedish Stockings online shop from €350,00 to €1450,00.

The message from the Swedish Stockings Founders, Linn Frisinger and Nadja Forsberg about their company: “Our factories engage in sustainable practises including the use of environmentally friendly dyes, post-dyeing water treatment and the use of solar power for much of the energy needed in the manufacturing process.”

 

For more information about The Swedish Stockings and Gustaf Westman:

The Swedich Stockings: Website swedishstockings.com – LinkedIn Swedish-Stockings – YouTube Swedish Stockings – Instagram @swedishstockings – Facebook Swedish Stockings – Twitter @swestockings.

Website www.gustafwestman.com – Instagram @gustafwestman

Source: Innovations by Swedish Stockings — Swedish Stockings Recycling — Swedish Stockings Tables.