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Jul 11, 2019

Meet with LYCRA® brand and learn more about LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber, the must-have fiber for premium swimwear, at the upcoming London Swimwear Show. The exhibition takes place 21-23 July 2019 at a brand new venue this year, County Hall on London’s Southbank by etc.venues, which overlooks Big Ben and the London Eye. The show attracts buyers and retailers from small independent shops to large department stores, who are looking for the latest styles and innovations in swimwear.

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Jun 25, 2019

We recently interviewed Jeffi Girgenti, the entrepreneur behind FOOT HUGGIES brand, to learn how she developed her line of tall boot socks designed for equestrians. Jeffi runs her sock business from Southern California, where she has been a manicurist for 34 years and nail salon owner for 20 years. Her 100% Made in the USA socks are manufactured using COOLMAX® technology and LYCRA® fiber, and can be found on the feet of everyone from Pony Club riders (just learning horsemanship) to Olympic champions!

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May 29, 2019

On May 16, The LYCRA Company opened its brand new, state-of-the-art research & Development (R&D) lab in Nanhai, China. The Advanced Textile Innovation Center (ATIC) represents a significant increase in the U.S.-based firm’s global R&D capabilities and demonstrates its commitment to providing exceptional service to its customers in Asia. The lab will help mills, brands and retailers, as well as Western-based companies with local sourcing offices, accelerate the development of innovative garment solutions that meet apparel market needs and add value to customer’s products.

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The LYCRA Company Opens Advanced Textile Innovation Center in China

May 16, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. – The LYCRA Company, a leading provider of fiber and technology solutions for the global apparel and personal care industries, announced today it will officially open its new Advanced Textile Innovation Center (ATIC) in Nanhai, China on May 16. The new 4,500-square-meter Research & Development (R&D) laboratory, which is the company’s fourth, represents a significant increase in the U.S.-based firm’s global R&D capabilities.

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Introducing RectoVerso Premium Sportswear for Women

May 06, 2019

Born and bred in Belgium, RectoVerso is a bold and adventurous premium women’s sportswear and athleisure brand. The brand’s garments are only made with Liebaert fabrics powered by LYCRA® fiber, which is the only elastane used by this 132-year-old mill. Each piece in the collection is created with a passion for craftmanship and is made from superior quality fabrics using smart fiber technology to enhance athletic performance.

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May 01, 2019

Carrington Textiles, the largest producer of workwear fabrics in the UK, is launching MOLVENO, an exciting new fabric for the workwear segment that features LYCRA® T400® technology . This hard-wearing fabric for workwear will debut at Techtextil 2019 and offers 4-way comfort stretch that flexes to follow a worker’s every move and moisture management. As a result, MOLVENO qualifies for both LYCRA® fiber and COOLMAX® technology branding and is eligible for free swing tags to drive sales.

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Tejidos Royo and The LYCRA Company Team Up for New Wovens Capsule Collection

May 01, 2019

Tejidos Royo, an international fabric provider based in Spain and present in more than 30 countries, has launched FASHILITY, a 14-piece capsule collection of woven trousers, jackets and skirts for men and women featuring premium LYCRA® brand technologies. The collection takes its name from its stylish and contemporary union of Fashion + Utility. The LYCRA Company teamed up with Tejidos Royo to showcase the versatility of its fabrics and the benefits of using LYCRA® fiber solutions to deliver performance benefits that will drive downstream sales.

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Coco Reef and LYCRA® Brand Collaborate on Social Media Influencer Campaign

Apr 26, 2019

Coco Reef creates stylish bra-sized swimwear that is designed to complement, support and sculpt a woman’s curves. When the brand wanted to promote its swimwear featuring LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber it turned to The LYCRA Company to collaborate on an impactful social media influencer campaign. Five influencers were selected for their body positive messaging and the ways they challenge traditional beauty standards. The key message designed to drive sales: great-fitting Coco Reef swimwear (made with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber) helps you feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin.

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Welcome to the LYCRA® brand universe

Apr 24, 2019

Each year in January, people representing every part of the textile chain gather in Colombia for COLOMBIATEX, which is the place where brands begin their distribution journey in Latin America. Inside the main entrance, the LYCRA® brand booth greeted 500 exhibitors, 400 journalists, 26,000 visitors and 9,200 buyers as they entered the show.

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