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Intertextile Shanghai

Oct 01, 2018

The LYCRA® Brand Rendezvous presented fiber and fabric innovation on a scale never seen before at the Intertextile Shanghai autumn trade event.

LYCRA® Brand Rendezvous is a well-established show-within-a-show at this leading Asian textile trade fair. Now in its twelfth year, its scope and ambition far exceeded the expectations of most visitors. In two dedicated pavilions, INVISTA and its industry partners presented technology, materials and concept garments that told them all they needed to know about what comes next in virtually every garment category.

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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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Fabric focus fuels French success

Jul 10, 2018

How the Eminence and Athena underwear brands maintain market leadership

The Eminence Group covers a broad spectrum of the market for men’s and women’s underwear, from budget level to premium collections. Chairman Dominique Seau shares his vision of the market and its needs, with the emphasis on comfort and quality fabrics.

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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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