Free membership

Receive our weekly Newsletter
and set tailored daily news alerts.


Greater shape tolerance showcased at Kingpins

Range of sustainable solutions made with renewable and recycled content to be featured in New York.

19th July 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  New York City


The Lycra Company is exhibiting samples made with its Adaptiv fibre and Dual Comfort technology at the Kingpins show from July 20-21 at Pier 36 in New York City.

Lycra Adaptiv is a patent-pending fibre that creates “one-size-fits-more” garments that adapt to fit different body shapes within a size. It also delivers a second-skin effect with excellent recovery and comfortable holding power.

“Consumers have different body types and this can impact garment fit and comfort,” said Rita Ratskoff, the company’s senior strategic manager for denim “By offering greater shape tolerance, Adaptiv fibre has the potential to reduce apparel returns and manufacturing waste by enabling the undercutting of patterns.”

Dual Comfort technology combines the comfortable fit of stretch fabrics, moisture management and Lycra T400 fibre made from 68% sustainable resources including recycled and renewable content.

Show visitors will also find solutions from the Xtra Life family, including anti-slip fibre and dualFX technology, which create long-lasting, durable garments that enable designers to develop heavy wash downs and distressed looks without compromise.

“The Lycra Company is committed to developing a range of sustainable solutions made with renewable and recycled content that will enhance performance,” said Jean Hegedus, the company’s sustainability director. “We are excited to be in person at Kingpins again to promote our sustainable denim fibres that help reduce waste and set the stage for circularity."

Hegedus will join a panel discussion at Kingpins on July 21 at 11:30 am, In Conversation: Denim Changemakers. The panel brings together representatives from companies in the United Nations Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network. Participants will discuss industry commitments to increase sustainable practices and advance collective action to reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Latest Reports

Business intelligence for the fibre, textiles and apparel industries: technologies, innovations, markets, investments, trade policy, sourcing, strategy...

Find out more