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Why choose LYCRA® T400® EcoMade technology?

Published on May 31, 2018

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Consumers want more from their jeans in terms of innovations and fabric performance, and increasingly, they are concerned about the impact their buying decisions have on the planet.

The problem:

Consumers want more from their jeans in terms of innovations and fabric performance, and increasingly, they are concerned about the impact their buying decisions have on the planet. Now more than ever, eco-conscious consumers (especially millennials) are looking for sustainable or “green” fashion options to reduce their carbon footprint and feel good about their purchase. In addition, the fashion industry has been challenged to reduce waste and adopt more sustainable business practices.

Models wearing garments with LYCRA® T400® fiber enjoy lasting comfort, fit and shape from a spandex-free polyester fiber.

Models wearing garments with LYCRA® T400® fiber enjoy lasting comfort, fit and shape from a spandex-free polyester fiber.

The solution:

Solve two problems with one amazing fiber: LYCRA® T400® EcoMade technology. More than 65% of the overall fiber content comes from recycled plastics and renewable plant-based resources. Best of all, it can be used in the same fabric concepts as the original fiber it’s based on and deliver the same desirable features and performance benefits. This innovation can add sustainability to stretch denim made with LYCRA® dualFX®, LYCRA® XFIT, and LYCRA® TOUGH MAX™ technologies. 

“In 2015, we introduced LYCRA ® BEAUTY shaping technology and the response has been extremely positive. Our customers love the fit and performance of the fabric that takes LYCRA® dualFX® technology a step beyond into comfortable shaping. We’ve been able to grow the denim business over 40% while providing our customers with a superior product.”

Shaun Ghori

Lead Fabric Technical Manager

F&F TESCO

Benefits for mills:

  • Self-crimping structure so garments keep their shape
  • Excellent chlorine resistance for denim finishing
  • Achieve a variety of looks and still keeps its shape
  • Add value to collections by offering enhanced sustainability
  • Innovation backed by outstanding technical support

Benefits for brands/retailers:

  • Add value to your collections by offering enhanced sustainability
  • Create denim that appeals to environmentally conscious consumers including millennials
  • Pair it with a sustainable rigid fiber offerings such as BCI cotton, TENCEL® fiber or others to amplify their eco-friendly messaging
  • Delivers the lasting performance benefits consumers desire
  • Reduces consumer complaints and returns to store (re: shrinking, stretch-out, etc.)
  • Achieves higher product satisfaction which increases consumer loyalty
  • Eligible for free LYCRA® brand hangtags or virtual hangtags to improve sell-through
  • Stretches the designer’s imagination:
    • Suitable for everything from lightweight jean leggings to traditional denim weights
    • Even extreme distressed looks with heavy abrasion will not affect product’s stretch and recovery performance

Benefits for Consumers:

  • Made with a combination of renewable plant-based materials (corn) and recycled plastic (PET bottles) for enhanced sustainability
  • Enhanced comfort and a fit that moves with you even in form-fitting jeans
  • Enjoy up to 30% stretch without sacrificing the look and feel of traditional denim
  • Resists bag and sag
  • Lasting performance wear after wear and wash after wash from a trusted global brand

If you want to learn more about LYCRA® T400® EcoMade technology or would like to order it for your collections, contact The LYCRA Company marketing manager listed below.

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