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BuzzBytes - Refined Lingerie Ingenuity

Jan 24, 2014

A new calendar year is upon us and so is a new issue of Buzzbytes! This issue focuses on garments produced by Courtaulds featuring LYCRA® BEAUTY fabric and lace. Established in 1794, Courtaulds manufactures and supplies private label and branded apparel to the U.K., Europe and the U.S. With an impressive portfolio including Gossard, Berlei, PP and Aristoc, Courtaulds produces ten million bras per year. Along with manufacturing facilities in the U.K., Sri Lanka, China and Cambodia, they have a fully integrated hosiery plant in Derbyshire. Beyond manufacturing, Courtaulds is dedicated to progressing their products and people with a Research & Development Center in Nottingham and their Courtaulds Academy program for cultivating new talent.

refined lingerie ingenuity
  • azalea bra and panty

    Courtaulds

    Matching bra and panty adorned with flower lace complements the beautiful hue of azalea

    Double wing construction and subtle trapeze lace design gives the bra sensual style with unique coverage and support

    The embrace of lace and fabric bonded in ergonomic crisscross patterns help lift and shape target areas such as the posterior and waist

    Style: "Shape it Light" Bra/Hi-Waist Shaper
    Mill: Chanty, Penn Textile Solutions
    Fabric/Fiber: Freecut Lace – Chanty 61170 (59% Polyamide, 41% LYCRA® fiber)
    Fabric/Fiber: Lightweight Power mesh – Penn Textile Solutions 24384 (52% Polyamide, 48% LYCRA® fiber)
  • black bodysuit

    Courtaulds

    Black bodysuit with shaping lace delivers a delicate and sophisticated look

    Blue accents within the lace and a jewel tone bow add a pop of color and daintiness

    Insets of lace and sheer meshing in back provide functional shaping in hips, back and midriff

    The underbust and sides are gently shaped as a result of the strategically placed lace in front

    Style: "Midnight Seduction" Bodysuit
    Mill: Brunet, Liebaert
    Fabric/Fiber: Warp Knit Narrow Lace – Brunet TL6E0909 (53% Polyamide, 38% LYCRA® fiber, 9% Polyester)
    Fabric/Fiber: Nano Stitch Micro Fiber – Liebart CN/2538/000/140 (65% PA, 35% LYCRA® fiber)
  • pink bodysuit

    Courtaulds

    Bodysuit mixes mesh and lace for a fun and flirty take on an elegant garment

    Mesh across the front provides tummy control while panels of shaping lace provide lift and differential support

    Built-in bra and lavish use of mesh and lace gives the garment a light feel and sexy, revealing vibe

    Style: "Shape it Light" Bodysuit
    Mill: Chanty, Penn Textile Solutions
    Fabric/Fiber: Freecut Lace – Chanty 61170-00 (59% Polyamide, 41% LYCRA® fiber)
    Fabric/Fiber: Lightweight Power mesh – Penn Textile Solutions 24384 (52% Polyamide, 48% LYCRA® fiber)
  • pink slip

    Courtaulds

    Bright pink slip uses contour seaming and “power” lace paneling for shaping throughout the garment

    The crisscrossing panels and power mesh smooth both the back and posterior

    Silicone band inside the lower hem prevents ride up while the lace shapes the thighs

    Style: "Shape it Light" Full Slip
    Mill: Chanty, Penn Textile Solutions
    Fabric/Fiber: Freecut Lace – Chanty 61170 (59% Polyamide, 41% LYCRA® fiber)
    Fabric/Fiber: Lightweight Power mesh – Penn Textile Solutions 24384 (52% Polyamide, 48% LYCRA® fiber)

Four leading mills produced the LYCRA® BEAUTY fabrics and laces to make Courtaulds’s creations possible:

The Liebaert fabric used in this collection is a unique, 50-gauge, Nanostitch, warp-knit fabric. This innovative fabric demonstrates Liebaert’s commitment to ingenuity and technology in intimate apparel and other technically demanding industries such as medical. In January of 2014, they introduced their first pigment printed collection, augmenting their existing digital printing capability. 

This group also features fabrics from Penn Textile Solutions. With more than 50 years of experience in elastomeric knitted textiles, PTS has invested millions in new technology, processing and energy-saving processes over the past three years. Along with creative supply chain partnerships, PTS utilizes their knowledge in other high-tech industries such as active wear and automotive to bring a high level of creativity to shapewear.

As a leader in the lace market for more than 50 years, Chanty makes lace that is beautiful and functional. Working in an integrated design and development process with customers, they can rapidly innovate custom designs in as little as one to two weeks. Chanty offers free-cut and multi-way stretch laces, including Leavers-look lace, for shapewear appealing to a wide and sophisticated range of consumers.

Brunet International has been innovating in lace for 100 years. Their two factories in China and Thailand leverage their European heritage with speed, creativity, and technology to deliver the right product at the right price.

We hope you enjoy these beautiful Courtaulds garments with LYCRA® BEAUTY fabric and lace. LYCRA® BEAUTY fabrics are engineered to smooth, sculpt, control and accentuate sensual curves while giving the wearer confidence only comfort can provide. The addition of lace now provides a new level of elegance and sophistication to shapewear that is evident within each beautiful piece.

Contact Information

COURTAULDS UK CLOTHING LTD Sarah Fisk PO Box 54 Haydn Rd Nottingham , NG5 1DH United Kingdom
Liebaert Filip Pay 32 93 86 11 45 Industrielann 1 Deinze Belgium
Penn Textile Solutions GmbH Lela Knezic Marketing assistant +49 5251 400 813 An der Talle 20 Paderborn , 33102 Germany
Chanty Nadine Hellner 49 6074 8684 44 Messenhäuser Strasse 40 Rödermark-Urberach , 63322 Germany
Brunet International Ltd. Zoe Zhou 88 755 2712 9696 China