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12th April 2018, Wilmington, DE

New Lycra T400 fibre on display at Kingpins Amsterdam

Invista, an owner of the Lycra brand, has launched a new version of its popular Lycra T400 fibre with enhanced sustainability. It will be presented at the Kingpins Amsterdam, co-sponsored by the Lycra brand, which takes place in Amsterdam, next week.

Lycra T400 fibre with EcoMade technology is made from a combination of recycled materials, such as PET bottles diverted from landfills, and renewable plant-based materials.  This innovation will appeal to members of the apparel value chain interested in developing more sustainable denim and woven collections.

(L to R) Jeans containing Lycra T400 EcoMade fibre from Prosperity, Soorty and Arvind. Also shown with the jeans are the flakes, chips and fibre. © Invista

The original Lycra T400 fibre is the building block for a number of the brand’s popular stretch denim concepts including Lycra dualFX, Lycra Xfit and Lycra Tough Max technologies. Lycra T400 EcoMade fibre has been developed to offer the same benefits of lasting comfort, fit and performance as the original, but with the value-added offer of sustainability.

“We’re excited to introduce Lycra T400 EcoMade technology to show visitors,” said Jean Hegedus, Invista Global Denim Director. “It can be paired with sustainable rigid fibre offerings such as BCI cotton, Tencel lyocell, or others, so brands and retailers can amplify their eco-friendly message to consumers.”

Visitors to Kingpins are invited to attend a free seminar presented by Ms Hegedus on 18 April. Entitled High Stretch, Low Stretch, Bi-Stretch, Go Stretch, it offers a framework for evaluating different Lycra fibre innovations for denim. It aims to help brands and retailers select the best stretch fabrics for the types of jeans they’re designing.

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