Hosiery is becoming more sustainable

I came across this fantastic story from Canada about how hosiery manufacturing waste is being turned into new garments.

From the article:

Top 40 supplier Gildan Activewear (asi/56842) has partnered with an eco-conscious fashion designer on a new sustainability initiative that keeps hosiery waste out of landfills while contributing to the creation of new products. Montreal-headquartered Gildan is sending cuttings and waste from its Canadian sheer hosiery factory to Sans Soucie Textile + Design, a zero-waste fashion studio in Vancouver, B.C., that transforms the excess material into garments and accessories.

Gildan has been on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the fifth consecutive year, and is the only North American business in its sector to be on the list at all. Definitely something for me to emulate with Emmaretta. Great work, Gildan and Sans Soucie.

Jumpsuit from Sans Soucie's 2016 collection
Jumpsuit from Sans Soucie’s 2016 collection (photo from the company’s website)

To learn more about these companies:

Gildan https://www.gildan.com/state/landing

Sans Soucie https://www.sanssoucie.ca/collections/designer-bio