Nylon over time
Rare and coveted objects right from the start, nylon stockings quickly followed the invention of nylon in 1935. Also known as synthetic silk stockings at the time, these were the alternative to silk that had become rare and, moreover, expensive and time-consuming to produce. In fact, nylon is a polyamide class polymer (plastic).
The nylon was meant to be a stronger fibre. Today, this may surprise many, given its delicateness! In fact, it is so resistant that it was almost entirely used in the 1940s by the army to make parachutes during the war. Result: a shortage of nylon stockings that has made them objects of covetousness! When the war ended, Europe became world leader in the production of stockings and tights. Thanks to the invention of Lycra that followed, the perfect match was created: by mixing nylon and elastane, stockings and tights became stretchy and elastic. An invention that will change the textile industry!
It is the fashion world that has made thin and transparent nylon stockings particularly popular. The tights took off with the advent of miniskirts in the 60s and 70s. Several movie stars contributed to their rise in popularity.
Finally, thanks to its unrivalled properties, nylon has passed the test of time in the production of stockings and tights; it is this type of material, classic and timeless, that Le Bar à Nylon offers exclusively to its customers.