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Developing innovative fiber and technology

Published: June 18, 2020
Author: msi.pipon

The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing innovative fiber and technology solutions for the apparel industry, will share its latest sustainable stretch and performance innovations at the Kingpins 24 livestream event on April 22-23. Kingpins is transitioning its spring denim tradeshow in Amsterdam to an online format amid COVID-19 concerns.
Under its EcoMade family of fibers, The LYCRA Company has developed a variety of offerings with pre and post-consumer content. The latest of these is our LYCRA® EcoMade fiber. Made partly with pre-consumer material, it’s certified to GRS standards, offering the same high-quality performance as our other LYCRA® fiber offerings. Another stretch vehicle, LYCRA® T400® EcoMade fiber, contains 50% post-consumer content and can be used in conjunction with LYCRA® fiber for higher stretch with lasting shape retention.
Our performance polyester fibers give new life to plastics – COOLMAX® EcoMade technology helps keep the wearer cool and dry and is made with 100% post-consumer recycled materials. And for lightweight warmth, our THERMOLITE® EcoMade fiber is engineered to help optimize comfort & performance.
To dispel some myths about sustainabilty the company will deliver a presentation titled “Sustainable Stretch – Get the Facts” April 22nd and 23rd. In addition, videos on The LYCRA Company’s Planet Agenda sustainability platform and LYCRA® EcoMade fiber will run during the Kingpins 24 livestream.
“We want to thank Kingpins for giving us the opportunity to come together as a denim community and engage our customers on these important topics in a new and exciting way,” said Jean Hegedus, The LYCRA Company Sustainability Director. “At The LYCRA Company, we’re focused on developing solutions for a circular economy. Under our Planet Agenda platform, we are also working on technologies for recycling stretch garments, extending garment wear life, and helping our customers use fewer, and more sustainable resources.
Kingpins 24 will feature livestreamed panel discussions, interviews and exhibitor presentations focused on sustainability and corporate social responsibility, plus a variety of on-demand content about the denim supply chain’s offerings for the upcoming seasons. Registration is now open which grants free access to the livestream and on-demand content. The stream starts at 9 a.m. CET on April 22 and 23. Visit the Kingpins website to learn more.


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