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ECLAT TEXTILE TO LAUNCH NEW LYCRA® SPORT PCE™ CERTIFIED FABRICS AT ORSM 2017

Jul 28, 2017

ECLAT Textile is rolling out its exciting new “Intentional Knit” initiative at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2017 show in Salt Lake City. Based on LYCRA® SPORT technology , and scientifically certified to meet clearly defined Power-Comfort-Energy (PCE™) index criteria, the new fabrics can be customized to meet the specific performance parameters of a particular sport. This level of customization is a game-changer in the industry and is critical to helping apparel brands differentiate their offerings in the lucrative, but highly competitive global sportswear market.

ECLAT TEXTILE TO LAUNCH NEW LYCRA® SPORT PCE™ CERTIFIED FABRICS AT ORSM 2017

A New Approach to Sportswear

ECLAT’s “Intentional Knit” approach is perfectly timed to capitalize on two key industry trends: the emergence of the athleisure segment and the development of high-tech apparel designed to meet the specific performance needs of consumers. The fabric collection is centered around three key themes:

  • Relax – A new performance concept with built-in deodorizing and moisturizing capability
  • Connect – A refined, high-performance knitted concept that is windproof and water repellent
  • Play – A rich mix of yarns and patterns that create a variety of unique jacquard designs

Why Certification Matters

Fabrics with LYCRA® SPORT technology are scientifically engineered to deliver exceptional comfort, fit and support to stretch activewear. They combine the proven stretch technology of LYCRA® fiber with demanding testing standards that measure fabric performance on a 1-10 scale across the three key PCE™ indexes of Power, Comfort and Energy. This index makes it possible to clearly and concisely communicate the advantages of LYCRA® SPORT technology throughout the value chain.

Gain a Competitive Advantage

Despite many recent advances in activewear, studies show there is still a gap between consumer expectations and actual garment performance in real life sports activities. “By testing, certifying and labeling the enhancements that fabrics with LYCRA® SPORT technology deliver, we can help everyone in the value chain – from mills to activewear designers, manufacturers and brands – to select the benefits they desire, but find lacking in much of the activewear fabrics currently on the market,” said Huw Williams, INVISTA global segment director, activewear and outdoor.

To find out more about LYCRA® SPORT technology and other cutting-edge innovations, visit ECLAT ’s booth (No. 155-211) at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show, being held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah from July 26-29, 2017.

LYCRA® and PCE™ are trademarks of INVISTA.

INVISTA Contacts

INVISTA Kristin Altimari Communications Manager, Apparel 316.828.1057 Wichita , KS