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Much to celebrate at the China launch of the LYCRA® brand campaign

Jul 12, 2018

The five-star shopping mall at the Raffles City complex in Shanghai – one of the city’s glitziest must-see locations – had something special on offer at the end of April. The 60th anniversary of LYCRA® fiber was marked by the launch of a new phase of the LYCRA® MOVES YOU™ consumer campaign.

Around 100 trade and media guests attended an event that it will be hard to surpass for innovation and creativity. BANDALOOP, California-based pioneers of ‘vertical dance’, added a new dimension – literally – to demonstrating the benefits of LYCRA® fiber.

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SEE HOW LYCRA® SPORT PCE™ CERTIFIED FABRICS CAN INCREASE YOUR SPEED TO MARKET

Jul 10, 2018

Business challenge: Fabric selection is critical when creating performance activewear, but most brands don’t have in-house fabric scientists to help find the best fabric for a garment’s end use. How do you know a fabric’s performance benefits will survive the cut and sew and garment finishing process? How can you be sure the fabric you pick will perform as you think it will?

Choosing the wrong fabric can be a costly mistake that wastes time, money and slows your time to market.

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BE THE FIRST TO DISCOVER PIAVEMAITEX’S LYCRA® SPORT CERTIFIED FABRICS FOR ACTIVEWEAR

Jul 06, 2018

A tradition of relentless creation of highly qualitative and innovative elastic fabrics is what enabled Italian-based knitter PIAVEMAITEX to become a solid partner for stylists and fashion designers. Passion and innovation are what drive PIAVEMAITEX’s research team, from developping sheer and almost evanescent materials to heavy-gauge technical performance fabrics for the most demanding activewear activities

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Garment performance begins with using the best fiber ingredients available.

Jul 06, 2018

The Austrian family-run business Willy Hermann is one of the most important European manufacturers of circular stretch and warp knit fabrics, from standard gauges to fine and ultrafine.

Its registered trademark SUPERFINE® fabric range is remarkable for its completely homogeneous and smooth fabric surface and is sought-after worldwide.

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BEST PACIFIC UNVEILS NEW CASUAL BRA FABRIC COLLECTION AND BFF PROGRAM

Jul 06, 2018

Best Pacific is showcasing a comprehensive new fabric collection for casual bras, as well as the new consumer version of the LYCRA® Bra Fabric Finder™ program at the upcoming Unique by Mode City Show. Visit booth (Pavilion 3, A16) to learn how the BFF consumer program works, see how it helps consumers find the perfect casual bra, explore Best Pacific’s collection of certified fabrics, and view the interactive display of POS materials available to brands and retailers that use qualifying fabrics. The Paris show is the first stop in Best Pacific’s rollout of the program and its collection.

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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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