Gallery: Hooters Girls Donate Pantyhose to Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill


Hooters Girls have really big hearts, which is why they are collecting all of their used and torn pantyhose and donating them to help clean up the Gulf Oil Spill. Their “Project Pantyhose” has a goal of collecting more than 100,000 pairs of pantyhose, which will then be donated to Matter of Trust and Indigo Oceanic, who will use them to make booms to collect oil. The project is expected to create 15 miles worth of booms and has the potential to soak up 1 million gallons of oil over the lifetime of the Hooter’s booms. We think the company should change their motto to “Give a hoot, don’t pollute“!

As part of the uniform of a Hooters waitress, the girls are required to don industrial-strength pantyhose (you can buy them here), which helps them achieve a more uniform look, not to mention it’s probably part of some health code. All 380 domestic Hooters restaurants are participating in the initiative and asking employees to donate their used or torn pantyhose for 4 weeks. Their goal is to collect 100,000 pairs of pantyhose, which will then be filled with hair, fur, feathers, and other materials to create booms. Matter of Trust is making the booms to be deployed in the gulf.

Mike McNeil, Vice President of Marketing, Hooters of America said about the initiative, “Who would have thought our Hooters Girls’ pantyhose would have a use other than making the girls’ legs look great . . . The Hooters Girls friendly service has just become environmental friendly as well.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.


Photo credits: PRNewswire and Matter of Trust


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  1. leggsman78 July 5, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Interesting indeed. Since pantyhose are made from nylon and spandex which are both petroleum-based compounds. As a wise Vulcan will be quoted as saying in the distant future, “Fascinating.”

  2. Claudemir June 25, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Maravilhoso! Além das belas garotas e muito simpáticas, a consciência ambiental completa a atração pelo Hooters. Parabéns a todos.

  3. kissrmy75 August 5, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Please! Dim…Give me a break!! I\’m all for being anti0greed, but, come on! They are donating their used pantyhiose to help clean up the oil!! If that helps…GREAT!! Why would anyone have a problem with that? There is a point where one can become too cynical! Pantyhose makes their legs look great…then, whe
    n they have runs in them or whatever, they donate them to help clean up the oil spill. Wow!! What a crime!!

  4. ljsk June 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I own a salon that is participating in this cause…if the hair I sweep up and throw away could benefit the oil spill, why not collect it? Why not participate in a state wide cut-a-thon to help raise money? Yes of course I would love to get new business from partipating but it is not a selfish thing…If a large restaurant chain like Hooters participates it will also help awareness.

  5. LoveTheWorld June 16, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    What do you care? Atleast they are donating something and that is ALL that matters!

  6. Dim June 14, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I think it’s really sad to see companies trying to capatalize on tradgedy. of course i would expect nothing less from a company like Hooters that is only skin deep and has no substance.
    next we’ll see them come out with a pin up calender under the pretence of “donating the proceeds”.

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