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Jan 29, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del.– The LYCRA Company Apparel and Advanced Textiles announced today that new products featuring the company’s EcoMade Technology will be on exhibit at the upcoming ISPO, the world’s largest multi-segment trade fair focused on sports, 3-6 February 2019, Munich, Germany. COOLMAX® EcoMade fiber and THERMOLITE® EcoMade fiber and insulation are made from certified amounts of recycled resources such as plastic bottles and offer the Active/Outdoor apparel industry a more sustainable alternative to virgin fibers. EcoMade technology is a key part of the company’s all-encompassing sustainability vision, in which product sustainability is a critical component.

The LYCRA Company EcoMade technologies at ISPO 2019

EcoMade technology gives new life to recycled resources by transforming them into fibers through a controlled process. This means less waste is going into landfills, which appeals to millennials and environmentally-conscious consumers.

EcoMade technology is available for LYCRA® T400® and LYCRA® Dual Comfort Technologies, as well as for COOLMAX® and THERMOLITE® brand names, which enables The LYCRA Company customers to capitalize on each brand’s global awareness and reputation for high quality and performance to help drive sales downstream. This makes The LYCRA Company your one-stop shop for performance fibers that offer enhanced sustainability to the active outdoor industry:

    NEW! THERMOLITE® T-DOWN EcoMade insulation is a sustainable alternative to down feathers at a lower cost that is GRS Certified, made with recycled fibers, and offers key benefits over feather insulation. With its 500+ fill power, this insulation delivers lightweight warmth to cold weather outerwear, sleeping bags and accessories.

    NEW! LYCRA® DUAL COMFORT technology utilizes LYCRA® T400® EcoMade fiber to create fabrics combining outstanding stretch and cooling characteristics, ideally suited for performance tops.

    COOLMAX® EcoMade technology keeps the wearer cool, dry and comfortable by moving moisture away from the skin to the surface of the fabric where it evaporates.

    THERMOLITE® EcoMade technology delivers lightweight warmth to keep the wearer comfortable longer.

“The LYCRA Company has made a significant investment to develop differentiated recycled fibers that offer the same features, benefits, and quality as their virgin polymer equivalent, but will meet consumer expectations for more environmentally responsible products,” said Huw Williams, The LYCRA Company global segment leader – active outdoor. “EcoMade technology is available in staple and filament forms, so that almost all fabric types and textile end uses can be served. This makes them easy to adopt for performance fabrics in the active outdoor space.”

To learn more about EcoMade technologies and the benefits they offer, visit booth #C5-406 at ISPO Munich at the Messe München Exhibition Center. For more information, visit ISPO website.

COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, LYCRA® and T400® are trademarks of The LYCRA Company.

*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.

* A complete up-to-date list of our current certifications can be found at


The LYCRA Company Huw Williams Global Marketing Director Active wear, Outdoor +41 22 770 4035 Switzerland