The LYCRA Company Promotes New Denim Fabrics with Its Sustainable Innovations

AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the upcoming Kingpins Amsterdam tradeshow, The LYCRA Company will be
showcasing fabrics with its latest sustainable offerings, including LYCRA®
fiber 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
Company. The 166L fiber is produced at The LYCRA Company’s plants in
China, Singapore, and Northern Ireland and is widely available.

In addition to LYCRA® fiber 166L, the company will also
display 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 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.

“We’re very excited about the prospects for COOLMAX® Natural
Touch technology,” Hegedus said. “We previewed the concept at the last
Kingpins show and since then, we’ve seen a very positive response.”

Tradeshow guests are invited to stop by The LYCRA Company stand to see
the latest innovations. The Kingpins Show will take place on April 10-11
at The Gashouder Building, Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Hours are from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday.

About The LYCRA Company

The LYCRA Company innovates and produces fiber and technology
solutions for the apparel and hygiene industries, as well as specialty
chemicals used in the spandex and polyurethane value chains.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, The LYCRA Company is recognized
worldwide for its innovative products, technical expertise, and
unmatched marketing support. The LYCRA Company owns leading consumer and
trade brands: LYCRA
®, LYCRA HyFit®,
® T400®, L by
®, TACTEL®, and
®. While The LYCRA Company’s name is
new, its legacy stretches back to 1958 with the invention of the
original spandex yarn, LYCRA
® fiber. Today, The
LYCRA Company is focused on adding value to its customers’ products by
developing unique innovations designed to meet the consumer’s need for
comfort and lasting performance. For more information, visit

and T400
® are trademarks of The LYCRA Company.


The LYCRA Company
Kristin Altimari

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