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Lycra promotes new sustainable denim fabrics

In addition to Lycra fibre 166L, the company will display customers’ fabrics made with its EcoMade technology.

9th April 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Amsterdam

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Jeans designed with Lycra dualFX fabric. © The Lycra Company/ Refinery29

At the upcoming Kingpins Amsterdam trade show that takes place from 10-11 April, The Lycra Company will be showcasing fabrics with its latest sustainable offerings, including Lycra fibre 166L, which was recently awarded a Gold Level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

“By specifying Lycra fibre 166L in denim and woven fabrics, mills, brands, and retailers can be assured of transparency about the product’s ingredients and suppliers as well as The Lycra Company’s commitment to continuously improving the sustainability profile of its products,” said Helen Latham, UK Denim and Wovens Marketing Accounts Manager for The Lycra Company.

The 166L fibre is produced at The Lycra Company’s plants in China, Singapore, and Northern Ireland and is widely available.

In addition to Lycra fibre 166L, the company will also display customers’ fabrics made with its EcoMade technology, including Lycra T400 and Coolmax fibres. The EcoMade versions of these products are designed to offer the same performance benefits as their standard counterparts, while being made partly from recycled materials.

The latest innovation to be launched within this group is Coolmax Natural Touch technology, which uses a patented composite yarn structure to deliver enhanced moisture management and a natural appearance and hand.

“We’re very excited about the prospects for Coolmax Natural Touch technology,” added Ms Latham. “We previewed the concept at the last Kingpins show and since then, we’ve seen a very positive response.”

The Lycra Company innovates and produces fibre and technology solutions for the apparel and hygiene industries, as well as specialty chemicals used in the spandex and polyurethane value chains. Headquartered in Wilmington, DE, The Lycra Company is recognised for its innovative products, technical expertise, and unmatched marketing support.

The Lycra Company owns leading consumer and trade brands: Lycra, Lycra HyFit, Lycra T400, L by Lycra, Coolmax, Thermolite, Elaspan, Supplex, Tactel, and Terathane.

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