Every year, more than 2 billion pairs of pantyhose end up in landfills after only one or two wears. An ambitious and clever Katherine Homuth wanted to change that pattern of waste. Her wild idea was to create indestructible tights, and Sheertex was born. Say goodbye to disposable hosiery, and hello to sustainable tights that last.
Ethically manufactured in Montreal, Canada, Sheertex created a knit made of the fibres used in bulletproof vests. Sheertex items are antimicrobial and water-resistant. The patented material is the base of their products, and they’re finding more and more uses for it.
Sheertex uses the extra material from their production process to make new products like masks, headbands, scrunchies, and underwear, thereby minimizing waste. Although I see socks in the assortment, I don’t see my beloved knee-highs, and hope that’s one of the products in the up-cycle pipeline.
Sheertex’s current assortment is size and gender-inclusive, and thumbs up for their diverse set of models. The collections include multiple shades of nude, some patterns, sheers, opaques, shaping options, thigh highs, footless tights, and half & half sheer looks. Prices are high, but reasonable if the items last as long as advertised. You’re spending $60 to $100 on a pair of hose that you can wear for years. I have a bit of a hard time getting my head around that, but it sounds good in theory.
Sheertex are unable to accept products for return or exchange, so review their size charts carefully. They do offer a 30 day warranty if you find that your sheers have sustained damage that makes them unwearable within 30 days of receiving them. I will be giving Sheertex a try the next time I need a pair of sheer hose.