Over the last two decades, consumer appreciation for the comfort and freedom of movement benefits of LYCRA® fiber has grown significantly in the ready-to-wear segment. Emotional associations with the LYCRA® brand flow readily in this direction.
As consumer wardrobes evolve, there is growing cross‑over between the traditional sub-segments of active garments and fashion casuals. In other words, versatility sells like never before. LYCRA® fibers and technologies help provide the fit, comfort, shape retention, and durability that differentiate a whole new generation of products. And, when incorporated with other INVISTA offerings such as COOLMAX® or THERMOLITE® fabrics, garments can deliver multiple benefits, integrating excellent fit and shape with cool comfort or lightweight warmth.
- Bi-component fiber for comfort stretch
- Excellent resistance to chemicals, including chlorine bleach
- Low growth and shrinkage so fabrics keep their shape
- Also available with LYCRA® T400® EcoMade technology, made in part from renewable and post-consumer recycled materials, for enhanced sustainability and consumer appeal.
Woven Fabric Technologies
LYCRA® dualFX® technology is based on several patented technologies from INVISTA related to dual core yarns and bi-component yarns. Bottomweight woven fabrics with these yarns can achieve more than 30% stretch while exhibiting low growth and shrinkage. Super-stretch pants made from these fabrics combine comfort and freedom of movement with long-lasting shape and fit retention.