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LYCRA® BRAND CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF GROUNDBREAKING INNOVATIONS

May 02, 2018

INVISTA, 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. INVISTA, 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

INVISTA, 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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INVISTA to showcase New LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade Technology at KINGPINS Amsterdam

Apr 02, 2018

INVISTA 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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INVISTA launches LYCRA® T400® fibre with EcoMade Technology

Jan 30, 2018

INVISTA, owner of the LYCRA® brand, will showcase its latest fiber innovation at the upcoming KeyHouse show in Munich, Germany (30-31 January and 1st February). The company will unveil a new type of LYCRA® T400® fiber made in part from a combination of recycled and renewable materials.

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