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Lycra to showcase innovations at KINGPINS24 online

Company to highlight partnerships with denim brands, sustainability initiatives and more on June 23-24

22nd June 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  London


The Lycra Company, a global leader in developing innovative fibre and technology solutions for the apparel industry, will participate in the KINGPINS24 digital event for the Fall 21 Denim season, taking place on 23 and 24 June.

The company will showcase collaborations with denim brands and retailers, as well as its innovative stretch denim solutions and sustainability initiatives during the second KINGPINS online tradeshow held during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a session titled Resetting for Growth with The LYCRA Company, Julien Born, President of Apparel, will speak with journalist Alison Nieder about the company’s response to COVID-19 and how sustainability, innovation and collaboration continue to fuel its future.

Rita Ratskoff, Senior Strategic Account Manager, North America, The Lycra Company, will join Mark Ix, Director of North America Marketing for Advance Denim, for a conversation titled, Collaboration is Key to Business Success. Ratskoff and Ix will discuss the benefits of partnership and how innovations like LYCRA dualFX have helped drive Advance Denim’s growth.

Additionally, video content on The Lycra Company’s Planet Agenda sustainability platform and current denim innovations will be available for on-demand viewing during the KINGPINS24 show and until 7 July.

“We want to again thank Kingpins for creatively pivoting during these challenging times and giving us all the opportunity to come together as a denim community and engage on these important topics,” Born said. “We look forward to reiterating our commitment to collaborating with valued customers to develop best-in-class innovations that meet demand for comfort and performance – while minimizing our environmental footprint.”

The Lycra Company will use the Kingpins event to promote its EcoMade family of fibres featuring pre and post-consumer recycled content that offer the same high-quality performance as their original offerings. Lycra EcoMade fibre and EcoMade versions of Lycra T400, Coolmax and Thermolite fibres all are GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified.

The pandemic has forced Kingpins to transition its industry tradeshows to a free online format. The 23-24 June event will feature a line-up of livestreamed webinars, interviews, panels, informal conversations and more, plus a robust library of on-demand content. It will build on the success of the first KINGPINS24 session in April, which generated more than 3500 livestream views and 29,000 on-demand content views.

How to Access the Kingpins 24 Livestream and On-Demand Content

Visit and click on the Kingpins24 button to access the free livestream via Zoom. Kingpins 24 will be online at 9.00 a.m. until 5.00 pm. EDT on June 23 and 24. Access to all live and on-demand content is free.

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