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THE LYCRA COMPANY LAUNCHES ANNUAL FALL DENIM CO-MARKETING PROGRAM

Sep 17, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del.– The LYCRA Company, owner of the LYCRA® brand family of fibers, announced today that it has launched a global co-branded marketing program to promote denim jeans made with its LYCRA® dualFX® technology. The program will premiere on Refinery29 (R29), a leading global media and entertainment company for young women.

Patented LYCRA® dualFX® technology combines two LYCRA® brand stretch fibers to add extra flexibility and bounce back recovery to denim. This means jeans hold their shape all day, every day resisting bag and sag while delivering exceptional comfort and fit.

Inspired by the two fibers in LYCRA® dualFX® technology, diverse pairs of real women are featured in some of this year’s custom content created by R29. Whether it is a night on the town, on the dance floor or simply hanging out together, these women demonstrate how jeans with LYCRA® dualFX® technology deliver a comfortable, lasting fit for all body types regardless of their shape or size.

The annual fall denim campaign is designed to drive interest and purchase of the co-brands’ jeans by educating the consumer on the lasting comfort, fit and performance of LYCRA® dualFX® technology. Through a combination of compelling photo features and engaging serviceable content, audiences learn information on how to shop for denim, fit tips, and trending styles from a fashion authority. The custom content links to the featured denim brand’s website for a seamless shopping experience.

This year’s participating brands are 7 FOR ALL MANKIND, AMERICAN EAGLE, C&A, CALVIN KLEIN JEANS, DL 1961, ESPRIT, GUESS, JOE’S JEANS, LEVI’S®, LONG TALL SALLY, NEXT, NYDJ, SUPERDRY, TORRID and TARGET'S UNIVERSAL THREAD. Some of these brands will be featured exclusively on R29’s dedicated country sites in the United Kingdom and Germany.

“We selected R29 to develop our denim campaign because its custom content helps our co-brands connect with its target consumers in relevant and meaningful ways,” said Rita Ratskoff, Senior Strategic Account Manager, The LYCRA Company. “Refinery29 excels at storytelling and effectively communicating the value and differentiated benefits of our technology to drive sales of our co-brands’ jeans.”

The six-week campaign features high impact media including homepage and fashion channel takeovers and banner ads on Refinery29. In addition, content will be promoted through the global platform's broad social and digital distribution channels including dedicated e-mails and newsletters.

The 360-degree activation is also amplified on LYCRA® brand owned and paid media channels to further drive consumer purchase intent and highlight the unmatched level of marketing support The LYCRA Company offers its global customers.

For more information on LYCRA® dualFX® technology, visit connect.lycra.com.

LYCRA® and dualFX® 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 Karie Ford Global Brand/Communications Director +1.302.287.3095