Following 2 years of R&D, Billi London created the world's first 100% biodegradable legwear brand, drastically reducing the harm that tights have on the planet. Their mission is to influence consumers' fashion habits and the textile industry today, to protect tomorrow, with durable, comfortable, and biodegradable legwear. The collection of tights, leggings, and socks prioritise quality over quantity.
Founded by Sophie Billi-Hardwick and Marie Bouhier in 2020, the pair's goal was to create durable and comfortable legwear that was no longer seen as disposable or for single-use.
Tights are impossible to recycle into a new pair and difficult to repair, so most end up as waste. Globally, 8 billion tights are sold and discarded each year. And each of them will take up to 100 years to decompose in landfills.
Billi London's durable tights biodegrade in a record time of 5 years*, 20x faster than the normal 40-100 year timeframe, the materials break down into biomass and biogas, create renewable energy, and do not leave behind microplastics in landfills.
Billi London contributes to solving the fashion waste issue that pollutes the planet by transforming the way people think, care, buy and dispose of their tights, reducing the amount of time tights pollute in landfills by more than 80%.
Biodegradable fabrics are the only serious solution. Together, we can pioneer change across the fashion industry, leg's go !
*In landfill. Instead of 40 to 100 years for traditional tights. Reference system: ASTM D5511 - test Std.