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New Ultra Stretch Jean for tall women

Long Tall Sally and Lycra team up to deliver the ultra-stretch jean, specifically designed for tall women, with Lycra dualFX technology.

6th September 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  London

Clothing/​Footwear

Sourced from Calik, one of the world’s leading denim mills, the new Ultra Stretch Jean is produced with Lycra dualFX technology.

Long Tall Sally sells over 140,000 pairs of jeans each year and, with knowledge honed through its exceptional customer insights, knows that denim fit, retention and recovery are particularly important to taller women.

“Ultra Stretch marks a step change in our denim offer. These jeans have real stability, so they retain their original shape and feel brand new, every time you wear them,” said Rebecca Hirst, Senior Denim Buyer at Long Tall Sally.

Typically, as fabric stretch increases, so does the tendency for fabric growth or shrinkage. By combining Lycra fibre and Lycra T400 fibre together in one fabric, customers get the best of both worlds — the high stretch of Lycra fibre and the excellent recovery power of Lycra T400 fibre, the companies report. “This has allowed Long Tall Sally to offer its customers, no matter what their shape or size, a super stretch jean that maintains its form over time and fits all day, every day.”

The Ultra Stretch Jean collection. © Lycra/ Long Tall Sally

The Ultra Stretch Jean collection. © Lycra/ Long Tall Sally

“Fashion forward companies like Long Tall Sally understand the value of helping customers to feel and look fantastic, no matter what their shape or size,” commented Helen Latham, from The Lycra Company.

“Lycra dualFX was developed in response to consumer demand for comfort, fit, and shape retention - the key purchase motivators for denim garments. Paired together, these insights and technologies have led to the development of the Ultra Stretch jean. We hope that this jean will change the way many tall women view and wear denim, and ultimately help them to enjoy wearing denim every day.”

The Ultra Stretch Jean collection. © Lycra/ Long Tall Sally

The Ultra Stretch Jean collection. © Lycra/ Long Tall Sally

The Ultra Stretch Jean is available in up to six washes and two styles: Slim, Bootcut and Skinny from 2 September 2019.

www.longtallsally.com

www.lycra.com

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