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The irresistible force of Gravity

May 18, 2018

Arvind, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of denim, launched its new Gravity fabric collection at its Festive 2018 trade events in New Delhi and Mumbai in March. The LYCRA Company was there to support its long-standing Indian partner in a business segment that shows no signs of slowing.

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New LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade Technology to Make North American Debut

May 15, 2018

The LYCRA Company will be revealing an exciting new innovation at the next KINGPINS denim show in New York City. The company will introduce LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade technology, which delivers the same desirable features and performance benefits as the original T400® fiber, but the new version offers enhanced sustainability. Made in part from a combination of from renewable plant-based resources and recycled plastic PET bottles, this innovative fiber will create stretch denim that will appeal to the growing number of environmentally-conscious consumers.

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LYCRA® BRAND CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF GROUNDBREAKING INNOVATIONS

May 02, 2018

The LYCRA Company, owner of LYCRA® brand, is celebrating the 60th anniversary of LYCRA® fiber, the original spandex fiber that revolutionized the fashion industry, with a donation to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Dr. Joseph C. Shivers, a DuPont chemist, invented today’s best-known branded fiber in the world back in 1958, and forever changed clothes and the way we wear them.

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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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LYCRA® brand to showcase sustainable stretch innovation at Kingpins Amsterdam

Apr 11, 2018

The LYCRA Company, owner of the LYCRA® brand, has launched a new version of its popular LYCRA® T400® fibre with enhanced sustainability. LYCRA® T400® fibre with EcoMade technology is made in part from a combination of recycled materials such as PET bottles diverted from landfills, and renewable plant-based materials. This innovation will appeal to members of the apparel value chain interested in developing more sustainable denim and wovens collections.

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The LYCRA Company to showcase New LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade Technology at KINGPINS Amsterdam

Apr 02, 2018

The LYCRA Company will be showcasing an exciting new innovation at the upcoming KINGPINS Amsterdam denim show. LYCRA® T400® technology, which is the building block for many popular denim concepts, is now available in a new version offering enhanced sustainability. LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade technology delivers the same desirable features and performance benefits as the original fiber, and it is made in part from a combination of renewable plant-based resources and recycled plastic PET bottles instead of petroleum-based ingredients. This innovative fiber can be used to create stretch denim designed to appeal to the increasing number of environmentally-conscious consumers (including Millennials).

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EXPERIENCE THE LATEST LYCRA® BRAND INNOVATIONS AT EMITEX

Mar 27, 2018

Want to know how to add value to your collections and drive sales? Join the LYCRA® brand at EMITEX Argentina to find out! Each year members of textile and clothing industry in South America gather to see the latest developments in fibers, fabrics, software and more. The event will take place at Centro Costa Salguero in Buenos Aires from April 10-13, 2018.

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Why Use LYCRA® dualFX® Technology?

Feb 26, 2018

The problem: As fabric stretch increases, so does the tendency for fabric growth or shrinkage.  This loss of performance led to complaints, product returns, and dissatisfied consumers.

The solution: Patented LYCRA® dualFX® technology provides 2 stretch fibers for improved performance. LYCRA® fiber provides super stretch while LYCRA® T400® fiber offers exceptional shape retention. These fibers are covered with cotton or other fibers to achieve an authentic denim look and feel, while offering all-day comfort and an exceptional fit. 
 
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