From tights to seamless

Pompea has rewritten the history of tights

Did you know that 14 kilometres of nylon are needed to make a pair of tights?
Here are the milestones of the evolution of the “modern” tights.


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The ’50s introduced a revolution: tights were no longer made of silk, but inste
ad of nylon, a new fibre invented by DuPont that during the war was used to make parachutes. The circular machine for tights was invented during this same period.


Along with the ’60s came the second revolution in hosiery, with DuPont once again its creator. The US giant launched its elastam on the market with the “Lycra” trademark. Initially, this fibre with honeycomb design was used only in medical socks. Soon, however, the mini skirt became popular and the use of Lycra was extended to all tights.


The dawn of a new era. By combining the circular technology with new yarns, tights became the undisputed leading innovation in fashion. Filodor introduced the technique of covering elastomer with nylon and then, by using the alternate course technique (covered elastomer/nylon), it produced “silky” tights designed for everyday use.


DuPont registered the Lycra 3D trademark for its processing technique of using covered e
lastomer in all the courses. This was the decade of beautiful, though costly, hosiery.


Pompea developed the “seamless” technology and applied it to the production of underwear as well. The result was that it brought extraordinary innovation into the market and became famous worldwide with its trademark.


And the third millennium?
The beginning of the third millennium has marked the climax in the quest for comfort combined with the needs of fashion and style. Happy Body System, the Pompea line of products that incarnates the philosophy of “well-being”, is the fruit of the union of ethics and aesthetics.