Bahner is easily the very best support tights brand out there. This is a bold statement but we think it is entirely true. Bahner have been making support leg wear for longer than some of our best brands have even existed. Bahner began production in 1890, making them one of the oldest producers of hosiery in the world. Most of their history has been orientated around support tights, making items that massage and compress your legs before any other European manufacturer thought to make them.
But it certainly does makes sense. In the late 1800s, people were on their feet much more than they are these days, yet so few manufacturers made support hosiery. Bahner decided to change this by creating support leg wear that would compress your legs and massage them. This is vital for people who are spending a good portion of their day on their feet, no matter the reason.
With the recent development of nylon around 50 years earlier, it was the best time to experiment with items of leg wear. Nylon is easy to make, inexpensive, durable and best of all, it is malleable. It is easy to make nylon snap back to your figure, so it is perfect for making support tights out of. Support tights would not be possible without this miracle material. Bahner were one of the first companies to adopt this fabric and recognised its use in compression tights.
Their ability to jump ahead of the curve is a very important one, not just because of how impressive it is that they thought to experiment in such a way with nylon, but also the experience they have gained by doing so. Like any super technical kind of clothing or item that you can manufacture, there is no end to the innovation that you can engage in. Car manufacturers from the oldest German designers are coming up with new ways to make their cars safer, more comfortable, more beautiful and, of course, a little bit faster!
Clothing is no different. Innovative fabrics are just as versatile and are without end when it comes to getting creative with what your fabrics and clothing can do. Designers like Bahner began with simply