Heathered Navy Tights
Self proclaimed "Best Tights in the World" by E.G. Smith are fully opaque, fantastically stretchy, and knit in the good ol' U.S. of A.
Sized to fit Small/Medium and Medium/Tall with a wide range in each size. We've yet to encounter a size or length issue!
Small/medium fits 4'11" to 5'5" and 90 to 145 lbs
Medium/tall fits 5'5" to 5'11" and 130 to 190 lbs
Standard Merchandising Co. is a family owned business that includes the E.G. Smith label. The current owners are the third generation to own and run the business and have been manufacturing in the US since 1922. In 1978 they opened a small knitting plant in Reading, Pennsylvania (in addition to their home base in New Jersey.)
At that time they were one of perhaps 15 knitting mills in what was then a small regional knitting center, though some companies were already beginning to abandon their domestic operations. Today they are the last knitting mill operating in Reading, having chosen to stay and find ways to make manufacturing viable in the US. "We did so simply because we would not have felt very good about ourselves as a family if we had rewarded our employees by shipping their jobs to a foreign country. We have in turn been repaid by the dedication and continuing loyalty of a very skilled workforce, many of whom have been with us for decades. Together, we all strive to keep our products at the top of their class in quality and design."
Standard Merchandising is also committed to sustainable manufacturing and minimizing the impact of their operations on the environment. This includes recycling many materials, reduction and elimination of paper, use of post consumer recycled content in packaging, and re-use of manufacturing waste. Even difficult to reuse manufacturing byproducts can sometimes be given a useful second life. For example, the fabric rings generated by the toe sewing operation are used internally for tying bundles of socks. Outside the plant, they replace rubber bands in local newspaper distribution (they’re great- they slide off without tearing the newspaper!) They are also conscious to use less impactful dye methods and have redeisgned some of their machinery to reduce water use.