The Lycra Company will showcase its Lycra® EcoMade fibers type 166E and 162E, currently produced in Brazil, at the Kingspins New York Denim trade show to be held from November 19-20, 2019 in New York. These fibers were recently certified by the GRS (Global Recycled Standard). They are the company’s first branded spandex fibers made from pre-consumer recycled materials. The Global Recycled Standard verifies their recycled material and includes strict social, environmental and chemical requirements.
These fibers offer the same lasting comfort, fit and freedom of movement as the original Lycra® fiber, but are made partly with fiber waste collected at the company’s manufacturing sites and blended with virgin polymer at specific concentrations. This reduces waste and puts it back into production.