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Hosiery (tights and stockings) are not the most sustainable brand of clothing. But if you use them, there are better brands on the market. We can’t find 100% organic natural materials, but at least these are better. Just wash them in a microplastic catcher, to avoid synthetic fibres breaking off in the machine, and leaching out to sea (bin the fibres in a secure container, so they don’t wash away down drains at landfill, if it rains).
You can get together as a community (or office etc) and order a one-off TerraCycle Fabric & Clothing Box. Fill up with all your hard-to-recycle clothing like tights and stockings, and it gets shipped off (prepaid) to make into other things. You can also include textiles and fabrics. Ecooutfitters (which makes Teflon-free organic school uniforms) also offers black, white or grey knitted tights.
Two brands of more sustainable hosiery for adults are: