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Having a hard time getting the right fabric for the right sports category? Let us show you how.

Jun 18, 2018

Business challenge: Day after day, brands lose time, money, and opportunity when they pick the wrong performance fabric for their activewear or athleisure lines. This mistake results in additional garment prototyping time, or in poor fabric performance and increased consumer dissatisfaction, which leads to complaints and product returns or a reduction in brand/retailer loyalty.

You might ask yourself:
“Is there a way to measure fabric performance so I can choose the right level of compression for its intended end use? How can I avoid making the wrong fabric choice?”

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BE BLOWN AWAY BY BRUGNOLI® EXPLOSIVE FABRICS FOR ACTIVEWEAR

Jun 17, 2018

Know exactly how your activewear will perform when you select Brugnoli’s Explosive line of premium circular knit fabrics. That’s because all suitable super light and medium weight fabrics have undergone rigorous testing in their length and width using LYCRA® SPORT technology’s patented PCE™ index. This innovation measures a fabric’s Power, Comfort and Energy on a simple 1-10 scale. This takes the mystery (and risk) out of fabric selection for brands and retailers. Now they can feel confident they’ll pick the right Explosive fabric for the right end use thanks to detailed fabric performance reports. 

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Liebaert’s NanoStitch® Comfort Technology Line is LYCRA® SPORT PCE™ Certified

Jun 17, 2018

Brands looking for premium, high-performance activewear fabrics with performance benefits tailored to suit the garment’s end use should explore Liebaert’s award-winning NanoStitch® Comfort Technology line. The entire line has been lab tested and is LYCRA® SPORT PCE™ certified to deliver outstanding comfort, support and lasting performance to activewear.* A wide range of NanoStitch® fabrics are available in three collections (Air, Active and Extreme) that offer brands a variety of high-tech performance benefits to differentiate their apparel.

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TAKE YOUR ACTIVEWEAR TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Jun 17, 2018

EUROJERSEY, a leading Italian mill renowned for its creativity, technical expertise and premium quality warp knit fabrics, has tested all suitable Sensitive® Fabrics for activewear against LYCRA® SPORT PCE™ standards in both the width and length. This is great news for brands and retailers who now have access to very detailed performance reports for EUROJERSEY’s super light and medium weight Sensitive® Fabrics. This means designers can create sport-specific activewear that delivers the perfect amount of sculpting, compression, and comfort to help optimize the wearer’s athletic performance.

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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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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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