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Sep 04, 2019

The Challenge

Comfort and performance are critical when it comes to body-hugging apparel, but they are often sacrificed to deliver other key features, such as compression or shaping. Activewear and athleisure consumers desire lightweight, comfortable, great-fitting garments that move with them and provide targeted support, while intimate apparel consumers desire lightweight, comfortable bras and shapewear that provide lift, shaping and support. Garment makers, designers, brands and retailers have struggled to create a single garment that meets all of these needs without compromising comfort—until now!

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Why Choose LYCRA® dualFX® Technology?

Sep 03, 2019

The problem: As fabric stretch increases, so does the tendency for fabric growth or shrinkage. This can negatively impact garment performance and lead to poor fitting jeans that don’t hold their shape, product returns, and dissatisfied consumers.

The solution: : Patented LYCRA® dualFX® technology consists of two stretch fibers that deliver unmatched performance in denim. LYCRA® fiber provides durable stretch for comfort and fit, while the LYCRA® T400® fiber provides bounce-back recovery for exceptional shape retention. These fibers are intermingled together and covered with cotton to achieve an authentic denim look and feel, while offering extra flexibility, all day comfort and lasting fit.
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To maintain its leading position, Filix is investing heavily in R&D, with a strong focus on LYCRA® fibre technology

Aug 26, 2019

Ingredients are all-important for French firm Filix, which specialises in covered yarns. Because yarn quality and strength depends wholly on the quality of the fibres used to make them. So Filix mainly works with LYCRA® fibre, to be sure of maintaining output (850 to 1,000 tonnes of yarn a year) but also to develop new products and features. Read on for an interview of Arian Gréva, managing director of the firm.

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Jul 15, 2019

Nicole Feliciano, fashionista mom and CEO of lifestyle website MOMTRENDS, recently hosted a group of mom influencers in Cancun, Mexico to help them experience the magic of Miraclesuit swimwear for themselves. In between beautiful photos of real moms modelling swimsuits featuring on trend colors and prints, the post promotes the benefits of a great-fitting one-piece that shapes and supports your figure thanks to LYCRA® fiber.

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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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