As awareness towards health is growing day by day and people across the world are focusing more on exercise and active lifestyle, performance apparel with a more business-casual style is emerging.
Various brands are also focusing on innovative raw materials to best serve such needs of customers.
Textile products, made with Hyosung’s xanadu mechanical stretch fibre, are helping brands achieve the aesthetics. A multi-functional fibre, Hyosung xanadu by Hyosung is made from a blend of PET and corn-based materials.
Hyosung, a well-known South Korean company, is a comprehensive fibre manufacturer that produces world-class products, providing continuous innovation and solutions to the textile industry.
The company also offers an eco-friendly version – regen xanadu – made with a blend of recycled post-consumer PET and corn-based materials.
Xanadu’s spring-like structure is the secret to providing comfortable stretch and recovery. Its additional fibre benefits include rapid moisture transport and quick drying.
Besides, Xanadu is also wrinkle resistant and retains its colour, making it the perfect fibre for long-lasting, easy-to-care-for apparel.
“We’ve had incredible interest in xanadu due to fibre’s balance of stretch, recovery, fit and comfort,” said Mike Simko, Hyosung Global Marketing Director – Textiles. “It’s a great solution for performance apparel styles like commuter pants, joggers and workout tops that want more of a comfort stretch garment than high control.”
Hyosung is also known for its various sustainability initiatives and with the popularity of its multi-functional, recycled yarns also increasing, the company was motivated to publish a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for its GRS-certified, 100 per cent recycled regen polyester fibres made from post-consumer PET.
The study, which was conducted by third-party certifier, discovered that regen polyester reduces carbon dioxide generation by 66.5 per cent compared to virgin polyester in the production of 1 kg.
Additionally, regen polyester reduces the use of fossil fuels by 80 per cent and the use of water by 71 per cent compared to the use of virgin polyester produced at 1 kg.
As the first Korean company to establish a corporate affiliate research institute, Hyosung has been dedicating itself to writing a new history of numerous first technological developments. Based on this, Hyosung has created a new lifestyle culture throughout the world in textiles, industrial materials, chemicals, heavy industry and information and communication.