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May 20, 2021
Our throw-away clothing culture is sending tons of waste to landfills each year. Circular economy business models have been created to divert clothing from landfills into resale, rental and recycling, but hosiery does not meet the criteria due to hygiene restrictions.
Eight billion pairs of tights are made, worn and discarded every year. Tights in landfills biodegrade into plastic fragments that leach into waterways and contribute to microplastic pollution.
Billi London was launched two years ago to create sustainable tights. Today, they own 100% of the biodegradable tights market.
Tests show that Billi London tights biodegrade within five years. Socks and leggings are next on the agenda for Billi London.
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