Reducing Waste

  • The LYCRA Company’s first elastane with recycled content, LYCRA® EcoMade fiber, diverts pre-consumer waste by putting it back into production. This product offers the same unique performance as LYCRA® fiber.
  • LYCRA® T400® EcoMade fiber is made from 50% recycled PET and 18% plant-based materials, and provides moderate stretch with excellent shape retention.
  • COOLMAX® EcoMade and THERMOLITE® EcoMade fibers are made from 97% recycled PET. These fibers give new life to plastics while providing cool, dry comfort and lightweight warmth. THERMOLITE® T-Down (100% recycled content) and THERMOLITE® T3 (35% recycled content) insulations provide lightweight warmth for outerwear garments.

Responsible choices: Jeans containing LYCRA® EcoMade fiber provide all-day comfort and fit, while pants with COOLMAX® EcoMade technology keep wearers cool and dry, both giving new life to discarded materials.

In our personal care business, LYCRA Hyfit® Type 859 fiber provides higher retractive force, enabling customers to reduce fiber consumption by more than 20% and still achieve similar performance to standard offerings.


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