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!
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.
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.
The LYCRA Company officially opened its new Advanced Textile Innovation Center (ATIC) in Nanhai, China on May 16, 2019. The 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.
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.
The Challenge: Today’s consumers desire ultra-sheer hosiery that gives legs a natural appearance, but they aren’t willing to sacrifice garment strength and durability to achieve this look any longer. Now they want transparent hosiery that stops runs and ladders in their tracks in order to extend the wear life of the garment.
Zhangzhou Wei Yi Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. (Wei Yi), a member of the LYCRA EXCHANGE™ program*, was established nearly 16 years ago as a covered yarn producer with 20 sets of Japanese spinning machines. As it grew, Wei Yi Group introduced 2,100 sets of advanced chemical fiber production equipment to combine its advanced equipment with advanced technology. The new fibers and fabrics developed by Wei Yi in cooperation with world's well-known high-end brands are widely used by famous garment and hosiery brands worldwide.
THE BACKGROUND: For years, stay-ups and thigh-highs have been worn primarily for special occasions and have remained a small sub-category in the hosiery segment. The LYCRA Company saw an opportunity to transform the category with an innovation that improved garment comfort and performance—not just appearance.
WILMINGTON, Del. – Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding, one of the leading textile and apparel companies in China, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business. The transaction includes all associated assets and contracts.