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LYCRA® ADAPTIV fiber offerings

A revolutionary fiber that adapts to fit consumer needs.

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Choose LYCRA®️ ADAPTIV fiber. Game changer. Now, for all.

From activewear to denim to swimwear, LYCRA® ADAPTIV fiber creates great-fitting, size-inclusive garments that move with the wearer effortlessly.

Eligible garment categories

  • Activewear
  • Athleisure
  • Denim
  • Hosiery
  • Intimate Apparel
  • Seamless
  • Socks
  • Swimwear

Consumer benefits

  • Adapts effortlessly to fit the wearer’s shape

  • Provides an optimal balance of dynamic comfort, shaping and compression

  • Experience a second skin effect - garment stays in place longer and moves with the wearer

  • Easier to put garments on and take them off

New fibers offer additional benefits

We’re expanding the LYCRA® ADAPTIV fiber family to include two exciting new fiber offerings! Enjoy all the benefits of the original fiber with the added features of two powerhouse branded technologies to create an elevated wearing experience in stretch performance apparel.

LYCRA® ADAPTIV BLACK fiber for long-lasting activewear and athleisure:

  • Provides durable, spun-in true black color that resists fading
  • Minimizes grin-through and glitter
  • Offers trade-leading resistance to external agents such as perspiration, sunscreen, anti-chafing lotions, UV rays, and chlorine to extend garment lifespan
  • Create size-inclusive garments with simplified sizing and fit forgiveness

LYCRA® ADAPTIV XTRA LIFE fiber for durable swimwear and activewear:

  • Create swimsuits that last up to 10x longer than garments made with unprotected spandex
  • Resists fiber damage that leads to fit and performance issues
  • Delivers dynamic comfort, style and a fit that moves with the wearer
  • Offers a wider fit window to accommodate different body shapes

Brand & retailer benefits

  • Satisfy the consumer’s need for better-fitting clothes and an improved wearing experience to drive sell-through
  • Increase consumer satisfaction and repeat purchases to build brand loyalty
  • Provides greater shape tolerance within size range to improve fit, potentially reducing returns—especially for online sales
  • Reduce waste and costs by undercutting patterns

Source stretch fabrics powered by LYCRA® ADAPTIV fiber now

Connect with our global network of mills on the LYCRA ONE Marketplace to order fabric. It’s free to join and easy to use.

Order hang tags

The LYCRA® brand logo is viewed as a symbol of quality assurance by consumers worldwide. Promote your use of LYCRA® fiber with free hang tags, or request a Trademark License Agreement to create your own co-branded materials. Hang tags are a simple and effective way to explain LYCRA® fiber’s performance benefits to drive garment sales. You can also request a garment letter.

Hang tags

Drive apparel sales with free hang tags

They’re a great way to explain LYCRA® ADAPTIV fiber benefits to consumers and trigger the purchase decision.

Mill Benefits

  • Generate excitement and new business with an innovative technology designed to meet consumer needs
  • Drive sell-through down the value chain by delivering a unique wearing experience
  • Use standard textile equipment and production methods to create fabrics that deliver in-demand performance benefits

Consumer insights

In a recent consumer survey* in China, Germany and the United States, Chinese respondents had the most agreement across all of these statements:

  • “I would be interested in buying leggings with this fiber in them.” 85 % Strongly agree / agree
  • “This fiber offers something new and different compared to leggings I own already.” 79% Strongly agree / agree
  • “Including this fiber in a pair of leggings would help me overcome issues I have had previously with leggings.” 76% Strongly agree / agree

Respondents in all countries that indicated, “I would be willing to pay more for the benefits this fiber adds to leggings.”

  • China: 86% strongly agree / agree
  • Germany: 68% strongly agree / agree
  • U.S.: 62% strongly agree / agree

*Walnut, 2020.

Garment categories

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Narrows
  • Seamless
  • Warp knits

Products listing

Produkte Inclusive Sizing Easier donning and doffing Moves with you Comfort Second skin performance

LYCRA® 962L fiber

  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Easier donning and doffing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Moves with you
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Comfort
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Second skin performance

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Narrows
  • Seamless
  • Warp knits

Products listing

Produkte Inclusive Sizing Easier donning and doffing Moves with you Comfort Second skin performance

LYCRA® 962L fiber

  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Easier donning and doffing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Moves with you
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Comfort
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Second skin performance

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Woven fabrics
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Produkte Inclusive Sizing Easier donning and doffing Moves with you Comfort Second skin performance

LYCRA® 962L fiber

  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Easier donning and doffing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Moves with you
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Comfort
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Second skin performance

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Hosiery
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Produkte Inclusive Sizing Easier donning and doffing Moves with you Comfort Second skin performance

LYCRA® 962L fiber

  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Easier donning and doffing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Moves with you
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Comfort
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Second skin performance

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Narrows
  • Seamless
  • Warp knits

Products listing

Produkte Inclusive Sizing Easier donning and doffing Moves with you Comfort Second skin performance

LYCRA® 962L fiber

  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Easier donning and doffing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Moves with you
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Comfort
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Second skin performance

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Socks
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Produkte Inclusive Sizing Easier donning and doffing Moves with you Comfort Second skin performance

LYCRA® 962L fiber

  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Easier donning and doffing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Moves with you
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Comfort
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Second skin performance

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Produkte Inclusive Sizing Easier donning and doffing Moves with you Comfort Second skin performance

LYCRA® 962L fiber

  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-880
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Easier donning and doffing
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Moves with you
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Comfort
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Second skin performance

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability