The Story of the Tight(s)-Cycle

As individuals and as a company we try hard to always make environmentally friendly and socially responsible decisions. We started as avid cyclists, who love fashion and want to show that a healthy and more active lifestyle is ‘cool’ and fun. We want to encourage people to think about their buying decisions and show them how they can make positive contributions to society and the environment – simply by riding a bicycle.

Nonetheless, we have our concerns and struggles with using terms such as “eco” or “eco-friendly” for our brand: Allthatiwant is a platform for fashion and we make a living from selling clothes. Let’s face it, every label, brand, manufacturer or fashion designer pursues the same goal: selling their product. Therefore we produce clothes, ship products across the globe, drive consumption and add items to the market… and eventually to the landfills. Therefore, from a sustainability point of view, certain qualifications are unfortunately not fulfilled.

So the least we can do as a company, is always choosing the most sustainable alternative, producing better products and finding ways to minimize the negative impact of our product’s life-cyle. That’s why we started the “Tight(s) Cycle”:

The idea is simple. Tights or pantyhose are prone to tearing or laddering. They usually can’t be recycled and they’re not biodegradable. So we were looking for ways to recycle them and turn them into new products rather than dispose them to the landfills.

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One product that came out of the “Tight(s)-Cycle” project is the “Allthatiwant Skirt Garter“. The elastic skirt garter clips to your dress or skirt to keep it from blowing up and that way helps preventing major rear-end collisions around you. It’s a helpful accessory for your bicycle adventures in the city and makes the perfect gift for your cycling lady friends.

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Ps: Also check out the new edition: The Fantastic Frill Edition!

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