The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing innovative fiber and technology solutions for the apparel industry, will exhibit its latest market-driven products for denim at Kingpins Amsterdam, October 23-24. As part of its long-term commitment to sustainability and the company’s Planet Agenda platform, The LYCRA Company will be introducing LYCRA® EcoMade fiber at the invitation-only trade show. This new fiber is the company’s first branded elastane/spandex product that is made with pre-consumer recycled materials LYCRA® EcoMade fiber offers the same lasting comfort, fit, and freedom of movement as the original LYCRA® fiber, but is made with waste collected at the company’s manufacturing sites and blended with virgin fiber at specific concentrations. This reduces waste and puts it back into production.
“We believe sustainability is a journey of continuous improvement that touches every aspect of our business, from reducing energy, water usage, and waste at our sites to developing new products with excellent performance and a smaller footprint.” said Jean Hegedus, Sustainability Director, The LYCRA Company, “As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability we have also set a goal to convert the vast majority of our COOLMAX® and THERMOLITE® fiber business to EcoMade (post-consumer recycled) versions by 2021.”