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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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COVERER SPOTLIGHT: FULGAR

Jun 27, 2018

Main LYCRA® fiber distributor operating exclusively in Italy, Europe and Turkey, Fulgar is a leading company in the international man-made fiber industry that produces and distributes polyamide 6.6 and covered elastomers. Founded in the late 1970s in Castel Goffredo (Mantova), which is part of Italy's renowned hosiery region, Fulgar has become a highly respected sector leader that operates Europe's largest spinning mill. From chemicals to spinning, texturizing and all successive processes, the company's business model is founded on developing innovative products and solutions for the latest generation of textiles. LYCRA® brand interviewed Alan Garosi, Marketing Manager at Fulgar, to learn more about the company.

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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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It’s a hold-up!

Feb 05, 2018

Thousands of fashion conscious women will be happy victims of this year’s legwear ambush. Hold-ups - the new segment hotspot - look set to capture even greater market share in the months ahead thanks to the creativity of some inspired designers.

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For Chantal Thomass, fabric is a never-ending source of inspiration

Feb 01, 2018

Chantal Thomass, an emblematic figure in the lingerie world, made her mark in the mid-1970s by reviving demand for intimate apparel in the purest French tradition. Chantal - among the first to exploit the full potential of LYCRA® fibre in her collections and remains a firm believer that comfort is as important to women’s sense of wellbeing as seductive appearance - shares creative secrets based on her appreciation of fine fabrics.

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INVISTA RELEASES LEGWEAR TRENDS FORECAST FOR AUTUMN/WINTER 2018-19

Jan 18, 2018

LYCRA® brand has issued its annual global legwear trends and fashion directions for Autumn Winter 2018-19. LYCRA® brand customers have exclusive access to this highly anticipated report before its released to a wider audience. This trends forecast has become an important source of inspiration and insights that can lead to exciting new business opportunities. It’s one of the many value-added benefits available to customers of the world’s most recognized brand name fiber.

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Istanbul Innovation

Dec 14, 2017

The Turkish sock trade gathered in Istanbul on 5 December for the latest INVISTA seminar. The invitation-only, half-day event showcased future 2018/2019 legwear trends with a catwalk show combining inspiring legwear garments with fibre developments from INVISTA ’s specific sock fibre portfolio.
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