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F&F AND LYCRA® BRAND PARTNER TO DEVELOP F&F’s MOST SUSTAINABLE JEAN YET

Sep 23, 2019

London – LYCRA® brand and F&F at TESCO are proud to announce an agreement to incorporate LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade technology into the best-selling F&F Contour Jean Range with LYCRA® BEAUTY fabric, making the range not only F&F’s most popular, but also one of the brands most sustainable jean offerings in store.

F&F Contour Jean range with LYCRA® BEAUTY fabric

Launched three years ago, the F&F Contour Jean with LYCRA® BEAUTY fabric exceeded all expectations and quickly became F&F’s best-selling jean range. The high-performance fabric ensured that the product delivered on its promise to comfortably shape the wearer’s curves with no sagging or bagging. Now, with the upgrade to LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade technology, the jean will maintain all its previous features and good value-for-money offering, whilst providing customers with a more sustainable option.

LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade technology is made from a combination of recycled materials, such as PET bottles diverted from landfills, and renewable plant-based materials. The original LYCRA® T400® fiber is the building block for the brand’s popular LYCRA® dualFX® technology – a small percentage of this fiber gives the performance-enhancing results. LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade technology offers the same benefits of lasting comfort, fit and performance as the original, but with the value-added offer of sustainability. It is, however, just one building block in the creation of a more sustainable, high-stretch jean.

F&F Contour Jean range with LYCRA® BEAUTY fabric

F&F at Tesco has worked hard to ensure that sustainability is also at the heart of the range’s finishing and laundry treatments. The brand has combined the LYCRA® T400® fibre with EcoMade technology with BCI cotton and used Jeanologia machinery, which uses less water and harmful chemicals, during the production of this jean range. “Since introducing LYCRA® BEAUTY technology into our jeans, we have managed to grow the denim business by 40% while providing customers with a superior product. It is essential to us to be able to continue to offer customers a high-quality product that is good value-for-money, whilst giving them a more sustainable option. Our partnership with the LYCRA® brand makes this possible,” states Shaun Ghori, Lead Fabric Technical Manager, F&F Tesco.

Helen Latham, The LYCRA Company Accounts Manager, Denim and Wovens, UK says: “Denim’s appeal is universal, and its popularity continues to grow as casual wear gains acceptance in new environments including the office. Consumers are becoming more and more aware of the impact of fashion on the environment and are actively seeking out more sustainable options. We have a long-standing relationship with F&F, who specify innovative fiber technologies for the brand’s denim lines. We are proud to work with them once again, using our combined knowledge and experience to stay one step ahead of consumer expectations and create ground-breaking denim innovations.”

The new F&F Contour Jean Range containing LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade technology will roll out across Tesco stores from September 2019 as well as online at: F&F Clothing.

LYCRA® and T400® are trademarks of The LYCRA Company.

About The LYCRA Company

The LYCRA Company innovates and produces fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and hygiene 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 www.connect.lycra.com and www.lycra.com.

About Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding

Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding is one of the largest textile manufacturers in China, ranks first among the top 500 textile and apparel companies in China, and ranks among the Top 100 Chinese multinational enterprises. Headquartered in Jining, Shandong, the hometown of Confucius and Mencius, Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding operates 13 domestic industrial parks and boasts some of the largest production lines and advanced technologies in China. The company also has a significant distribution and retail network that services a global customer base spread across six continents. To learn more, visit www.chinaruyi.com

Contacts

The LYCRA Company Helen Latham Denim and RTW Senior Account Manager- UK +44 774 1385352 UK