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The LYCRA Company A&AT to Promote Textile Careers in Donghua University

Shanghai, China - Nov 29, 2018

SHANGHAI, China — The LYCRA Company Apparel and Advanced Textiles (A&AT), the owner of LYCRA®, COOLMAX® and THERMOLITE® brands, today held a recruitment event named “LYCRA® MOVES™ Campus” for students at Donghua University. The company is in the process of seeking talent to fill technical positions at its Innovation Center opening in Nanhai, Foshan next year.

LYCRA® MOVES™ Campus recruitment event at Donghua University organized by LYCRA® brand in November 2018

A&AT executives delivered presentations and held a Q&A for students interested in pursuing textile industry careers. Students learned about key innovation milestones made during LYCRA® brand’s illustrious more than 60 years of history, and how the LYCRA® brand has evolved from a single spandex fiber that revolutionized the fashion industry, to a portfolio of over 200 fibers that continue to transform apparel today.

Two A&AT employees who are also Donghua University alumni discussed the importance of having talented professionals in the textile industry. They also shared their experiences developing groundbreaking innovations from concept to commercialization for A&AT.

LYCRA® MOVES™ Campus recruitment event at Donghua University organized by LYCRA® brand in November 2018

“As a business enabler, we are committed to cultivating future professionals in the textile industry,” said Steven Stewart, A&AT’s Commercial Director in Greater China. “We believe our employee talent is our most valuable asset, and we hope our day spent with Donghua’s students will inspire their studies and they’ll consider a career with us.”

“I am also excited to report that our new Innovation Center will be a good plaftorm for students interested in research and development to conduct research programs based on advanced fiber, fabric and garment innovations,” added Jack Yang, Chief Technology Officer of A&AT China.

*Note that A&AT was sold on Jan, 29 2019 and is no longer part of INVISTA, we are now doing business as The LYCRA Company – You can find more information in this press release.

About THE LYCRA Company

The LYCRA Company innovates and produces fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries, as well as specialty chemicals used in the spandex and polyurethane value chains. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, The LYCRA Company is recognized worldwide for its innovative products, technical expertise, and unmatched marketing support. The LYCRA Company owns leading consumer and trade brands:  LYCRA®, LYCRA HyFit®, LYCRA® T400®, L by LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, ELASPAN®, SUPPLEX®, TACTEL®, and TERATHANE®. While The LYCRA Company’s name is new, its legacy stretches back to 1958 with the invention of the original spandex yarn, LYCRA® fiber. Today, The LYCRA Company is focused on adding value to its customers’ products by developing unique innovations designed to meet the consumer’s need for comfort and lasting performance. For more information, visit

LYCRA®, LYCRA® FitSense™, and LYCRA® MyFit™ are trademarks of The LYCRA Company.

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