The Lycra Company on Tuesday introduced the latest technological iteration of the 64-year-old Lycra spandex fiber: Lycra Dual Comfort technology for ready-to-wear and wovens.
The company said the new innovation will help transform these garment categories by providing functional performance benefits with the sustainable features that consumers desire. Lycra Dual Comfort technology combines comfortable stretch and cooling comfort with long-lasting shape retention.
The key to the technology is the new Lycra T400A EcoMade fiber. Created with a proprietary process, the new fiber delivers the texture and appearance of a spun yarn, offering low-impact, comfortable and versatile garments with thermal comfort.
Garments made with Lycra Dual Comfort technology offer all-day comfort, with apparel moving with the wearer and holding their shape throughout the day; cooling comfort that helps keep the wearer cool and dry, and sustainability, as Lycra T400A EcoMade fiber contains recycled and renewable content for reduced impact versus virgin fibers.
“Now that we’ve experienced all-day comfort, we expect versatile clothes made from sustainable fabrics that provide the freedom to embrace a casual, comfortable lifestyle,” said Ebru Ozaydin, strategic marketing director at the Lycra Company. “Fabrics which offer versatile solutions can take the consumer from working hybrid to running daily errands or just a stroll in the park. The term ‘new utility’ has become a buzzword for defining lightweight apparel, combining everyday practicality and urban elegance using low-impact materials.”
Lycra Dual Comfort technology is only available from mills licensed by the Lycra Company.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., the Lycra Company owns consumer and trade brands such as Lycra, Lycra T400, Coolmax, Thermolite, Elaspan, Supplex and Tactel.