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Lycra launches branded elastane

Lycra has launched EcoMade, its first branded elastane made with pre-consumer content. The EcoMade family of recycled products now spans the majority of Lycra’s apparel brands, including Lycra, Lycra T400, Coolmax, and Thermolite.

Lycra’s platform focuses on providing insights, technologies, products, and processes that can contribute to a more sustainable industry. Through the pillars of product sustainability, manufacturing excellence, and corporate responsibility, Lycra offers a variety of sustainable solutions focused on waste reduction, safe and transparent chemical use, garment wear life, and sustainable resources. The company plans to convert the majority of Coolmax and Thermolite fiber products to recycled content by the end of 2021. Lycra’s latest spandex/elastane innovation for the global personal care industry called HyFit T859 offers manufacturers of diapers, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products significant cost savings. The fiber cuts overall elastic consumption by 20 per cent. The fiber was developed to help manufacturers reduce their operating costs and carbon footprint without sacrificing a garment’s quality or performance, or the consumer’s wearing experience.

Lycra is an innovator and producer of fiber and technology solutions for apparel and hygiene industries and specialty chemicals. Based in the US, the company owns brands like Lycra, Coolmax, Thermolite, Elaspan, Supplex, Tactel, and Terathane. Lycra invented the original spandex yarn, Lycra fiber.