This is why buying tights from Boots could be great for the environment

A great move from Boots!

(Image credit: Boots UK)

Boots has taken an epic step towards becoming a more eco friendly company.

The high street cosmetics retailer has released a pair of ‘Eco-Tights’ to help you transform your wardrobe into a green one.

The 80 denier, black hosiery are helping to save the planet, as each pair is cleverly made out of approximately four recycled plastic bottles.

This follows Boots’ epic promise to save 86,000 bottles from polluting the environment every year.

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The super smart, sustainable legwear are made by shredding the plastic bottles into microparticles, which are then melted down and spun into a material.

While the tights are doing their bit to reduce plastic waste, swapping to the eco-friendly option and ditching your standard pair is an amazing way to do your own bit, too.

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This is because your classic fashion tight are usually made of Nylon, a substance that uses masses of energy to create.

Nylon also releases tiny plastic particles into the environment when they’re in the washing machine, polluting the Earth’s water. Eeek.

And let’s be honest, they’re hardly a long wearing item. They snag and ladder at the drop of a hat, ending up in the bin while we head to the shops to carelessly buy yet another pair.

The Eco-Tights are available to buy from Boots.com right now and will hit stores on the 16th March.

They aren’t too pricey either, setting you back just £8.50 per pair. A small price to pay for helping to save our planet.

They’re available in sizes small, medium, large and extra large and you’ll collect 32 points on your Boots Advantage card when you purchase them. Hooray.

Here’s to going sustainable through the means of fashion!

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 


Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry). 


After leaving uni, she dabbled in fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team at Future for her first real job in the world of online journalism, joining the ranks as a Digital Writer in 2019. 


Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role. 


When she's not working you'll find Caitlin sipping bubbles at brunch with her besties, thinking about her next iced coffee, trying to close the rings on her Apple Watch, scrubbing up on her royal family knowledge or scrolling through the Zara app, trying to resist tapping 'check out' again.