News & Blog

Having a hard time getting the right fabric for the right sports category? Let us show you how.

Jun 18, 2018

Business challenge: Day after day, brands lose time, money, and opportunity when they pick the wrong performance fabric for their activewear or athleisure lines. This mistake results in additional garment prototyping time, or in poor fabric performance and increased consumer dissatisfaction, which leads to complaints and product returns or a reduction in brand/retailer loyalty.

You might ask yourself:
“Is there a way to measure fabric performance so I can choose the right level of compression for its intended end use? How can I avoid making the wrong fabric choice?”

Learn More

BE BLOWN AWAY BY BRUGNOLI® EXPLOSIVE FABRICS FOR ACTIVEWEAR

Jun 17, 2018

Know exactly how your activewear will perform when you select Brugnoli’s Explosive line of premium circular knit fabrics. That’s because all suitable super light and medium weight fabrics have undergone rigorous testing in their length and width using LYCRA® SPORT technology’s patented PCE™ index. This innovation measures a fabric’s Power, Comfort and Energy on a simple 1-10 scale. This takes the mystery (and risk) out of fabric selection for brands and retailers. Now they can feel confident they’ll pick the right Explosive fabric for the right end use thanks to detailed fabric performance reports. 

Learn More

New bi-stretch woven fabrics from Payen/ESF Revolutionize Activewear

Jun 17, 2018

One of the most technologically advanced weaver in Europe, French-based Groupe Payen has used innovation to stay ahead of its competition and maintain rigorous quality control standards since its founding in 1839. The company has worked in partnership with LYCRA® fiber since its launch, for its production of covered synthetic yarns, as well as for the development of innovative two-way stretch woven fabrics under the ESF brand. Groupe Payen has made a name for itself at the high end of the market, and its products have been outfitting numerous Olympic athletes for over 30 years.

Learn More

Liebaert’s NanoStitch® Comfort Technology Line is LYCRA® SPORT PCE™ Certified

Jun 17, 2018

Brands looking for premium, high-performance activewear fabrics with performance benefits tailored to suit the garment’s end use should explore Liebaert’s award-winning NanoStitch® Comfort Technology line. The entire line has been lab tested and is LYCRA® SPORT PCE™ certified to deliver outstanding comfort, support and lasting performance to activewear.* A wide range of NanoStitch® fabrics are available in three collections (Air, Active and Extreme) that offer brands a variety of high-tech performance benefits to differentiate their apparel.

Learn More

TAKE YOUR ACTIVEWEAR TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Jun 17, 2018

EUROJERSEY, a leading Italian mill renowned for its creativity, technical expertise and premium quality warp knit fabrics, has tested all suitable Sensitive® Fabrics for activewear against LYCRA® SPORT PCE™ standards in both the width and length. This is great news for brands and retailers who now have access to very detailed performance reports for EUROJERSEY’s super light and medium weight Sensitive® Fabrics. This means designers can create sport-specific activewear that delivers the perfect amount of sculpting, compression, and comfort to help optimize the wearer’s athletic performance.

Learn More

Learn About the Cutting-Edge Technology Powering arena Bodylift Shaping Swimwear

Jun 06, 2018

The Italian swimwear brand arena is renowned for outfitting world-class competitive swimmers. Its new Summer 2018 Bodylift Shaping Swimwear collection is once again made with technologically advanced Sensitive® Fit Fabric by Eurojersey. The fabric is powered by LYCRA® BEAUTY technology, which offers women a flattering shaping effect that helps them look, feel and perform their best in or out of the pool.

Learn More

WHY CHOOSE LYCRA® T400® ECOMADE TECHNOLOGY?

May 31, 2018

The problem:

Consumers want more from their jeans in terms of innovations and fabric performance, and increasingly, they are concerned about the impact their buying decisions have on the planet. Now more than ever, eco-conscious consumers (especially millennials) are looking for sustainable or “green” fashion options to reduce their carbon footprint and feel good about their purchase. In addition, the fashion industry has been challenged to reduce waste and adopt more sustainable business practices.

Learn More

The irresistible force of Gravity

May 18, 2018

Arvind, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of denim, launched its new Gravity fabric collection at its Festive 2018 trade events in New Delhi and Mumbai in March. INVISTA was there to support its long-standing Indian partner in a business segment that shows no signs of slowing.

Learn More

New LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade Technology to Make North American Debut

May 15, 2018

INVISTA will be revealing an exciting new innovation at the next KINGPINS denim show in New York City. The company will introduce LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade technology, which delivers the same desirable features and performance benefits as the original T400® fiber, but the new version offers enhanced sustainability. Made in part from a combination of from renewable plant-based resources and recycled plastic PET bottles, this innovative fiber will create stretch denim that will appeal to the growing number of environmentally-conscious consumers.

Learn More