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    Whatever your hosiery priorities – quality, price, style, or all of the above – Trasparenze is a name to know.

    Based in Italy, the brand is known as much for its elegant basics as it is for its fashion-forward creations. Everything they do well, they do very well.

    Not tried Trasparenze products before? Here are seven reasons to consider giving them a go:

    It’s an independent business

    Trasparenze’s parent company, Calzificio Nuova Virgiliana, was founded in 1985 by the Bandioli family. Although it’s now one of the largest hosiery manufacturers in Italy, testament to its popularity and success, it remains privately-owned to this day.

    In a fashion industry that’s dominated by major corporations, isn’t it nice to be able to support independent businesses where you can?

    Trasparenze hold ups

    Vlinder Hold Ups

    The hosiery is entirely made in Italy

    Any item that is merely finished in the country can claim to be ‘made in Italy’, but Trasparenze hosiery is a true, 100% Italian-made product.

    The company is on a mission to “preserve the uniqueness of Italian craftsmanship”, creating everything themselves from start to finish. The hosiery is designed in-house before being knitted, seamed, dyed and finally packaged up all on site at their North-Italy based factory.

    Trasparenze Scandal Suspender Tights

    Trasparenze Scandal Suspender Tights

    The company is eco-friendly

    More shoppers today are environmentally-conscious than ever before, and if you’re one of them, this is a brand you can feel good about wearing.

    Trasparenze takes special care to ensure that its dyeing process follows European REACH regulations related to chemicals, and it is also committed to reducing its carbon footprint. The company has installed not one but two photovoltaic plants on its premises to generate its own solar power.

    Trasparenze Jessy Hold Ups

    Trasparenze Jessy Hold Ups

    You’re spoilt for choice

    The Trasparenze product range is huge. They put out two fashion collections per year (which are always very innovative and eye-catching! - see the latest in the Trasparenze Collection), as well as producing a wide variety of classic basics. 

    Whether you’re shopping for tights you can wear to work or decorative stockings for a special occasion, they’ve got you covered. And it’s not just the styles that are varied either, but the fibres – Trasparenze’s offering includes hosiery made with merino wool, cotton, and more.

    Trasparenze Capri Hold Ups

    Capri Hold Ups

    The quality is superb

    I’ve tried various Trasparenze products myself, and I can tell you that the quality is excellent. Their hosiery feels soft and smooth, and it’s very durable. I have tights from three years ago that still look as good as new.

    This is all thanks to the fact that they are in control of every aspect of the production process. There’s maximum quality control at every step, and it shows.

    Trasparenze Sara Stockings

     Sara Stockings

    It’s ideal for those with sensitive skin

    Trasparenze takes measures to ensure that its hosiery won’t cause allergies to flare up or otherwise irritate your skin. All of its chemical products are sourced from accredited suppliers, to make sure the end product is completely safe for you to wear.

    Plus, as already mentioned, the Trasparenze range includes various styles that are made with natural fibres for enhanced breathability and comfort.

    Trasparenze Pennac Stockings

    Pennac Stockings

    The prices are fantastic

    Trasparenze may not be the absolute lowest-cost hosiery brand of them all, but they are definitely easy on the wallet. Prices begin below £10, and even the fanciest pieces are usually well below £25 – and remember, this is for European hosiery that’s made to last (unlike ultra-cheap styles that have less durability). 

    Once again, this is a perk of their fully in-house production process, since doing everything themselves enables them to keep costs to a minimum. When it comes to a quality to price ratio, Trasparenze is hard to beat!

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    If you’ve previously purchased Trasparenze hosiery, I’d love to know what you thought of it. Leave a comment and let me know!

    Visit the Trasparenze Collection to see all your options. The stockings worn at the top and bottom of this article are Jessy Stockings, modelled by Estelle.

    by  Estelle Puleston

    Trasparenze Jessy Stockings

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