We exist to solve problems through technology. We created Sheertex® Knit Technology to replace disposable hosiery, and we will continue to innovate as we uncover new problems we can solve.
By bringing Sheertex® knit technology to the apparel industry, we are helping to make disposable clothing a thing of the past. The apparel industry’s contribution to climate change currently accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions and nearly 20% of water waste. The average person buys and discards 60% more clothing each year than they did in 2002. As the durability and recyclability of our apparel goes up, the amount of consumer waste goes down.
When Sheertex started in 2017, nothing about tights had changed since the invention of Spandex in the 1950s. There was no material both fine enough for sheer hosiery and strong enough to hold up beyond a single day's wear. We took one of the world’s strongest polymers, traditionally reserved for high performance applications like bulletproof vests and climbing equipment, and formulated a textile that was sheer and stretchy enough for hosiery.
It was no easy feat. At the beginning, yarns made of this polymer were white, non-dyeable, too thick for lightweight textiles like hosiery, not stretchy, and broke every knitting machine they were tested on.
After two years of R&D, the build out of in-house manufacturing and patenting of a knit that could achieve stretch without sacrificing strength, the first units of Sheertex tights shipped in February of 2019. Our R&D team continues to push on multiple fronts including innovative dyeing and knitting techniques and full circularity programs encompassing refurbishment, mechanical and chemical recycling, de-knitting, and reassembly to make other apparel products.
All SRTX manufacturing is done sustainably in-house at the company's 115,000 sq ft Montreal factory and headquarters, the largest knitting operation in Canada. We have created sufficient market demand allowing us to compete head to head with other synthetics like nylon, which enables entry into other channels. We are excited to see where our Sheertex® knit technology goes next!
CEO, Founder & Director SRTX
Vice President of PCH International and Co-founder and CEO of ShopLocket, Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 and Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, One of the Women To Watch Out In Wearables, and One of Flare’s Sixty Under 30
Founder and CEO of Sheertex, one of the world’s fastest growing women-led startups of 2020-21.
It’s 2030 and Sheertex, inventors of unbreakable tights, have replaced tights as completely as Uber replaced hailing a taxi.
The billions of pairs of disposable tights that used to get just one or two wears before falling apart are now a thing of the past.
We manufacture hundreds of millions of tights in our smart knitting factories and are a model for net zero emissions for the apparel industry globally. We are everywhere people need tights; D2C online and retail, taking over the hosiery section in major retailers, and producing for the world’s largest brands. Demand is overwhelming. We’re growing as fast as we can scale up supply.
The power of our platform is massive; proprietary materials, software built in-house to power smarter factories, a deep patent portfolio, trade secrets, and supply chain control.
We continuously introduce curve bending consumer products both through our owned channels and co-branded partnerships. We leverage technical solutions we first engineered for ourselves to better the apparel industry at large; solutions like end of life recycling and software to enable zero waste manufacturing. We have built an impenetrable moat. Sheertex is the global leader in sustainable apparel and there are no fast followers.
Sheertex was founded in 2017
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SRTX closed a major Series C round of financing in April 2022 led by H&M Group
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Last Updated on 31 March, 2022, at 12:08 (UTC)