The Lycra Co. showcased fabrics with its latest sustainable offerings including Lycra fiber 166L which was recently acknowledged by a Gold Level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, at the recent Kingpins Amsterdam tradeshow,.
The 166L fiber is produced at The Lycra Co.’s factories situated in China, Singapore and Northern Ireland and is widely available.
“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.” – Jean Hegedus, Director for Ready-to-Wear, The Lycra Co.
In addition to Lycra fiber 166L, the company also exhibited customers’ fabrics made with its EcoMade technology including Lycra T400® and COOLMAX® fibers. The EcoMade versions of these products offer the same performance benefits as their standard counterparts while being developed partly from recycled materials.
The latest innovation that is to be unveiled within this group is Coolmax Natural Touch technology which uses a patented composite yarn structure in order to deliver enhanced moisture management and natural appearance and handfeel.
Hegedus added that, “We are delighted about the prospects of Coolmax Natural Touch technology. We previewed the concept at the last Kingpins show and since then, we’ve seen a very positive response.”