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Celebrating Sixty Years of Comfort, Fit and Movement

May 01, 2018

LYCRA® fiber, the original spandex fiber that revolutionized the fashion industry, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Dr. Joseph C. Shivers, Jr ., a chemist at DuPont, invented the best-known branded fiber in the world in 1958, and forever changed clothes and the way we wear them. Dr. Shivers passed away in 2014, but he is being posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on May 3, 2018. The LYCRA Company, owner of the LYCRA® brand, has made a donation to the non-profit organization to pay tribute to the inventor of LYCRA® fiber.
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For Chantal Thomass, fabric is a never-ending source of inspiration

Feb 01, 2018

Chantal Thomass, an emblematic figure in the lingerie world, made her mark in the mid-1970s by reviving demand for intimate apparel in the purest French tradition. Chantal - among the first to exploit the full potential of LYCRA® fibre in her collections and remains a firm believer that comfort is as important to women’s sense of wellbeing as seductive appearance - shares creative secrets based on her appreciation of fine fabrics.

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The LYCRA Company shares China Intellectual Property awareness report at Intertextile Shanghai

Oct 30, 2017

A timely seminar on innovation and IP was high on the agenda of The LYCRA Company Rendez-vous at the recent Intertextile Shanghai trade event.

The rise of e-commerce has contributed to growing concern about IP protection. The LYCRA Company commissioned LEWIS Communications, an independent communications research agency, to work with a number of media organizations to better understand the levels of IP awareness and the issues and challenges the apparel industry faces in this respect.

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Shanghai success

Oct 30, 2017

The 2017 edition of Intertextile Shanghai gave a further boost to the reputation of China’s most influential trade show, attracting mills, designers, brand owners, retailers and media from across the region. For many, The LYCRA Company Rendez-vous – the show within the show – was an essential stop.

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