The textile industry is the third biggest polluter of the planet, and hosiery often goes under the radar as a ‘throwaway’ ‘single use plastic’ item.
If we have the ability to change the outlook of an entire industry, why wouldn’t we?
The Legwear Co. is the product of 6 years research and development, we are working with the world’s leading yarn producers and hosiery manufacturers to create the best hosiery product on the market, in the most sustainable way possible.
We looked at the traditional hosiery on the market and thought, how can we do this better? Our market research showed women wanted long-lasting tights (that actually stay up) and make them feel more confident.
What we do
We deliver three seasonally curated hosiery pieces every three months to the customer. Most hosiery products on the market are poorly manufactured and ladder or tear after just a few wears. This has a huge impact on the environment as the garment often ends up in landfill.
Our legwear pieces are designed to last and actually come with a 3-month warranty, which is a world first in our industry. We always let you try them first-time round, risk-free. Each subscriber receives their first piece totally free, just cover the postage. If you don’t like them, or if you need a different size, simply send them back within 28 days and we will refund you or replace them for the right size.
Each subscription box contains a prepaid returns label that gives you the chance to return any unwanted/old hosiery for us to recycle. This can be any brand, not just products purchased from TLC. We will then recycle this material and save it from ending up in landfill.
Our plan is to recover as much waste hosiery from households around the UK as possible. We continue to explore how we can use this waste to create our own yarn that can be re-manufactured into hosiery, creating a completely sustainable & vertical manufacturing process.
We are not just an eco-friendly fashion brand.
Our mission is to make the best quality hosiery tights you can buy. Cutting out the middleman and selling them direct to the consumer means we can also keep them affordable, even though they cost several times more than the average pair to manufacture.
Be a part of our plan to disrupt an $11B a year industry.
Check out our blog for regular updates on The Sustainable Hosiery Initiative.