I have been on the hunt (as I'm sure many of you have) for the perfect tights. I wear tights almost every single day and I am not gentle on them. So I really need something that is durable. I used to love some of the tights from Target, but they recently changed the way they're made and I have had multiple pairs fall apart within two wears. That is just dumb, even if they do only cost $5 a pair.
On top of needing some darn good tights, they also needed to be fairly made to get my support. Well I searched around/wrote different companies, and from one company in particular I received this response:
"Here is a bit of background info on WLC...
We Love Colors products are currently made in the USA, China, Taiwan, Turkey, and Columbia. Our products arrive in white and are color dyed and finished in Miami, Florida. We execute corporate responsibility when selecting vendors to purchase from.
We require all vendors with which we buy direct to permit us to visit and inspect the facilities where the products are produced.
We request information regarding the identity of the manufacturer of goods for products we buy indirectly from distributors. If the distributor does not provide this information we actively pursue alternative vendors for those products and/or terminate relations with said distributor. We require that all vendors strictly follow labor laws for their workers.
In fact, our president and owner Craig just took a trip to Taiwan this summer to check out some of our manufacturers and was extremely impressed with their business practices, facilities, and the treatment of their work force. He has also visited several manufacturers in China, North Carolina, and New York. We try to keep strong relations with both our domestic and overseas manufacturers to ensure they are conducting their operations in an ethical and fair manner."
That sounds pretty good to me, a lot better than most of the options out there for tights...
We Love Colors was generous enough to send me a few pairs of their nylon/lyrca microfiber tights to try out. And let me just say that these tights are AMAZING, and I am not just saying that. I took a few pairs on tour for a little over 9 weeks, wearing one of the three pairs almost every single day...not one rip or anything! I couldn't think of a better test for tights than tour. Climbing over van seats, carrying around boxes/other things, crawling around on who knows what kind of floor to move stuff around or roll up extension cords,etc...EVERYDAY! They have a bazillion colors to use from and the colors I have are still just as vibrant after being washed. A $12 pair of tights that lasts for who knows how long is a much better investment than $5 ones that will need replacing all the time. Aaaaand they have $5 flat rate shipping, which everyone should have (you hear me, other stores??)
tights: in scarlet red c/o we love colors shirt:f21 skirt:handmade shoes:rocket dog