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Meet Cheynet, LYCRA® fiber mill of the month

Aug 21, 2018

At the end of 2016, leading elastic narrows producer Cheynet restructured its range by enduse segment for greater simplicity and clarity. In January 2018, it was named ‘Creator of the Year’ at the Salon Interfilière. Director General Kerim Hellali shares his ambitions and reflects on Cheynet’s long-standing links to LYCRA® fiber.

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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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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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