Hosiery

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Hosiery is one of the most complex categories of apparel in terms of fiber and yarn types, method of construction and consumer attitudes. It can be considered a basic, utilitarian part of a woman’s wardrobe or the height of fashion. It can cost little or cost a lot. It might be considered almost a disposable item, to be thrown away after a few wearings, or something to be treasured.

LYCRA® fiber has altered hosiery in fundamental ways. Its long-lasting elasticity effectively closed the gap between fashion and function. By improving fit, it also improved durability. Manufacturers have discovered that with LYCRA® fiber it is possible to create hosiery with unprecedented characteristics of comfort and fit while, at the same time, making possible a much wider range of sheerness, softness and design creativity. LYCRA® fiber enables designers to let their creativity soar.

Fiber Technologies

BLACK Technology

LYCRA® BLACK technology

  • Virtual elimination of unwanted elastane grin-though
  • Enable unique color effects
  • Reduced dye consumption when combined with producer-colored nylon
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FUSION(TM) Technology

LYCRA® FUSION™ technology

  • Helps to make hosiery run-resistant.
  • Can improve the wear life of a garment.
  • Based on innovative, fusible LYCRA® T777F and T772F fibers.
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LIVING LIGHTS technology by LYCRA® brand

LYCRA® LIVING LIGHTS technology

  • Increased uptake of acid dyes for excellent color‑blending with the nylon companion fiber.
  • Enables vivid, richer, more saturated fashion colors or more natural skin tones.
  • For manufacturers, easy transition from existing styles: no color reformulations or processing changes required.
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STEAM SETTABLE technology

LYCRA® STEAM SETTABLE technology

  • High steam-settability for efficient boarding
  • Ideal for hosiery with LYCRA® fiber in every knitted course
  • Preferred fiber for LYCRA® 3D technology
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Knit Fabric Technologies

Hosiery and Sock Technologies

3D Technology from LYCRA® Brand

LYCRA® 3D technology

  • Contains LYCRA® fiber in every course for 3-dimensional elasticity and enhanced freedom of movement.
  • More uniform appearance and smoother hand.
  • Greater durability than "alternate course" hosiery.
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FUSION(TM) Technology

LYCRA® FUSION™ technology

  • Helps to make hosiery run-resistant.
  • Can improve the wear life of a garment.
  • Based on innovative, fusible LYCRA® T777F and T772F fibers.
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LEG CARE technology by LYCRA® brand

LYCRA® LEG CARE technology

  • Graduated-compression support hosiery combines effective support with good aesthetics.
  • Compression level increases in a smooth progression from thigh to ankle.
  • Styles may range from sheer to opaque.
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LIFESTYLE COMPRESSION

LIFESTYLE COMPRESSION by LYCRA® brand

  • Fusible LYCRA® T772F fiber helps to make hosiery run-resistant.
  • Graduated-compression combines effective support with good aesthetics.
  • Compression level increases in a smooth progression from thigh to ankle.
  • The best of both worlds: energizing support and elegant, long-lasting sheers.
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LIVING LIGHTS technology

LYCRA® LIVING LIGHTS technology

  • Increased uptake of acid dyes for excellent color‑blending with the nylon companion fiber.
  • Enables vivid, richer, more saturated fashion colors or more natural skin tones.
  • For manufacturers, easy transition from existing styles: no color reformulations or processing changes required.
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SHAPING technology by LYCRA® brand

LYCRA® SHAPING technology

  • A new generation of hosiery and tube-knit shapers.
  • Figure-flattering garments that feel great to wear and which exhibit the elegance of high-fashion hosiery.
  • Meets standards that are based on a scientific understanding of the relationship between shaping performance and dynamic comfort.
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SOFT COMFORT technology by LYCRA® brand

LYCRA® SOFT COMFORT technology

  • Soft-stretch waistbands or garment tops contain LYCRA® T902C fiber: high elongation with low hysteresis.
  • Garments are easy to don but fit firmly.
  • LYCRA® fiber in all elastified garment parts for exquisite comfort and fit.
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SUPER SUMMER SHEERS

LYCRA® SUPER SUMMER SHEER technology

  • Incredibly sheer pantyhose, gives legs a “better than bare” appearance
  • Run resistant when made with LYCRA® FUSION™ technology
  • Excellent skin tone when made with LYCRA® LIVING LIGHTS technology
  • Can be produced on standard knitting equipment
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XCEPTIONELLE Technology

LYCRA® XCEPTIONELLE technology

  • Hosiery with comfort and style for the plus-sized figure.
  • Engineered garment construction featuring an asymmetrical panty.
  • Made with LYCRA® T902C fiber: high elongation with low hysteresis.
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STEAM SETTABLE technology

LYCRA® STEAM-SETTABLE technology

  • High steam-settability for efficient boarding
  • Ideal for hosiery with LYCRA® fiber in every knitted course
  • Preferred fiber for LYCRA® 3D technology
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Standard Fibers

LYCRA® T136B Fiber

LYCRA® T136C Fiber

LYCRA® T162C Fiber

LYCRA® T16LL Fiber

LYCRA® T178C Fiber

LYCRA® T17LL Fiber

LYCRA® T26LL Fiber

LYCRA® T26LS Fiber

LYCRA® T772F Fiber

LYCRA® T777F Fiber

LYCRA® T902C Fiber

LYCRA® T906M Fiber