Web Exclusive | April 2019
LYCRA promotes new denim fabrics
At the upcoming Kingpins Amsterdam tradeshow, The LYCRA Co 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 fiber 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,” says Jean Hegedus, ready-to-wear director for The LYCRA Co. The 166L fibre is produced at The Lycra Co.’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 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.