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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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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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Shanghai success

Oct 30, 2017

The 2017 edition of Intertextile Shanghai gave a further boost to the reputation of China’s most influential trade show, attracting mills, designers, brand owners, retailers and media from across the region. For many, INVISTA Rendez-vous – the show within the show – was an essential stop.

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INVISTA shares China Intellectual Property awareness report at Intertextile Shanghai

Oct 30, 2017

A timely seminar on innovation and IP was high on the agenda of INVISTA Rendez-vous at the recent Intertextile Shanghai trade event.

The rise of e-commerce has contributed to growing concern about IP protection. INVISTA commissioned LEWIS Communications, an independent communications research agency, to work with a number of media organizations to better understand the levels of IP awareness and the issues and challenges the apparel industry faces in this respect.

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TRIUMPH TRUE SHAPE SENSATION LINE FEATURES LYCRA® BEAUTY TECHNOLOGY

Oct 20, 2017

Triumph, one of the world’s largest intimate apparel brands, has selected LYCRA® SHAPING technology to create its True Shape Sensation line of shaping apparel for women. The line features a wide range of products including panties, bras, bodysuits and girdles. Each garment is designed to offer different levels of support and control to comfortably shape curves and smooth out imperfections, while delivering an exceptional fit. 

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