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May 19, 2017

INVISTA, owner of the LYCRA® brand, will be presenting an informative seminar at the upcoming KINGPINS Denim show in Hong Kong. “Around the Denim World in 80 Days” will be presented by Jean Hegedus, INVISTA’s Global Segment Director for Denim. The presentation will be held at 1:30 p.m. on the 24th of May in Hong Kong. The Kingpins show is invitation-only event.


Learn Revealing Consumer Insights

“Around the Denim World in 80 Days” will highlight key findings from a global research study INVISTA commissioned to better understand consumers’ likes, frustrations, and needs around denim. Consumers in five countries (Germany, Spain, the U.S., China and Brazil) participated in the study, which ran from September to November 2016. A highlight of the presentation will be video clips of participants expressing their thoughts about this iconic garment.

“One of the most enlightening aspects of our research is how many different considerations consumers take into account when looking for a pair of jeans, and the number of unmet needs that still exist,” Ms. Hegedus remarked. Key needs centered around the areas of fit, effect on appearance, garment durability, and comfort. INVISTA has developed a variety of technical solutions to these issues, which consumers were able to experience as part of the study.

“Each of the consumers in our sessions tested three different garments made with unique LYCRA® fiber technologies,” Ms. Hegedus explained. “The results reinforced what we found in our earlier quantitative research – that by providing the consumer with a garment that can help solve their particular issues, we can drive interest, satisfaction, and ultimately, purchase intent.”

Discover INVISTA Solutions for Denim

At the KINGPINS Hong Kong show, visit the INVISTA booth to learn about some of the branded technologies it tested with consumers during the study. Arranged under three key pillars (fit, shaping, and thermal comfort), each pillar will feature key insights in the form of consumer quotes from the research, along with garments from key mill partners that showcase INVISTA technologies that address those consumer needs.

“We designed the stand to be consumer centric, highlighting consumer needs and solutions,” Ms. Hegedus added. "For example, study participants favored our LYCRA® dualFX® technology the most. They loved the fit, felt it would last, and saw the benefit of having two different types of LYCRA® fiber in the garment — they believed that made the garment better quality.”

INVISTA’s proprietary research also revealed that men appreciate the benefits of jeans with LYCRA® technologies, but they want their jeans to maintain that authentic denim look. At KINGPINS, INVISTA will be showcasing denim made with its corespun LYCRA®T400® fiber and LYCRA® dualFX® technology in jeans with a vintage aesthetic for men.

The KINGPINS Show is Proudly Sponsored by LYCRA® Brand:

24-25 May 2017
72 Tat Chee Avenue - GL
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

Join INVISTA for “Around the Denim World in 80 Days” on May 24, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

LYCRA® is a trademark of INVISTA.


The LYCRA Company Jean Hegedus Global Segment Director - Denim USA
The LYCRA Company Silvia Toledo North EMEA Denim Senior Account Manager +34 93 237 92 84 Barcelona SPAIN
The LYCRA Company Rita Ratskoff Senior Account Manager - North America Denim +1-847-612-9949 USA
The LYCRA Company Chammy Chan Senior Value Chain Manager, Ready-to-Wear, Asia +852 2734 1000 Hong Kong