Lycra Received Material Health Certificates at Gold Level By Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute


The LYCRA Company, a global leader in sustainable fiber solutions for the apparel industry, is pleased to announce that 25 of its LYCRA® fiber products have been awarded Material Health Certificates at the Gold Level by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

“Our goal was to make a step-change toward safe, fully optimised chemistries, so we looked to certify a broad range of products used across multiple fabric types and applications,” Jean Hegedus, sustainable business development director for The Lycra Company, said in a press release.

“For each product type, we had to disclose our ingredients to the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute; and our suppliers, in turn, had to disclose their ingredients for full transparency,” Francis Mason, PhD, a senior research engineer at The Lycra Company, who oversaw the project, said. “The products with Material Health Certificates come from all six of our Lycra fibre sites, so this recognition is truly global in scope.”

With this certificates, customers can be assured of transparency about the product’s ingredients and suppliers and The LYCRA Company’s commitment to continuously improving the sustainability profile of its products.