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Why choose LYCRA® FitSense technology?

‎The challenge:

Comfort is critical when it comes to body-hugging lightweight, quality apparel, but it is often sacrificed to deliver compression and shaping with the heavy fabrics typically required. Indeed, activewear, athleisure and swimwear consumers desire comfortable, great-fitting garments that move with them, while intimate apparel consumers desire comfortable bras and shapewear that provide lift, shaping and support. Garment makers, designers, brands, and retailers have struggled to create a single garment that meets all, or a variety, of these needs without compromising compressive comfort, breathabilty and durability.

The solution:

LYCRA® FitSense™ technology is a revolutionary innovation that transforms garments by adding lightweight, localized power exactly where it is needed. This technology is a patented water-based dispersion that is solvent free and includes the same molecule as LYCRA® fiber. The dispersion is screen printed directly onto the inside or outside of fabric made with LYCRA® fiber, which results in targeted modulus and recovery power enhancing the substrates performance. This enables the use of lighter weight fabrics to create apparel that delivers on consumer needs while avoiding the need for heavy powerful fabrics, sewn in power panels, bonded fabrics and the like.

Consumer benefits

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    Lightweight, targeted power is achieved when directly applied to fabric

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    Enhances, accentuating targeted support allowing designers to specifying lighter weight fabrics

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    Move freely without limits

Benefits for brands & retailers

Increase consumer satisfaction

Create a better performing lightweight garment that meets consumer expectations for comfort, shape, fit and durability.

Build brand loyalty

Encourage repeat purchases by delivering a premium offering made with a groundbreaking new innovation.

Unlimited design possibilities

Create print designs, patterns or color blocks directly on fabric that offer functional performance benefits. New garment ideas previously thought impractical due to production or cost constraints are now possible!

Uses standard screen-printing processes

Print inside or outside the garment.

Benefits for garment makers & printers

Differentiate your garments

Improve the performance and comfort of your garments by offering your customers a technology that meets the consumer’s need for targeted support in lightweight comfortable garments.

Experience world-class technical support

Ensure product quality and gain access to textile scientists who can work with you to enhance the performance in your garments.

Increase customer satisfaction and build loyalty

When brands/retailers provide their consumers with innovative garment solutions, you sell more garments.

Eliminates the need for sewn-in or laminated panels and optimizes garment manufacturing

Boost your brand power

Brands: The LYCRA® brand logo is viewed worldwide as a symbol of quality assurance by consumers. Promote your use of LYCRA® fiber with free printed or virtual hangtags provided by The LYCRA Company. Swing tags are a simple and effective way to explain LYCRA® fiber’s performance benefits to drive garment sales.

You can also complete our Trademark Licensing Agreement to print your own co-branded POS materials. Whichever option you choose, we make it easy to leverage LYCRA® brand’s 87% global consumer awareness to trigger the purchase decision in stores or online. No other spandex manufacturer provides this level of branding support to its customers. Be sure to take advantage of this amazing value-added service!

Mills: Have your fabrics tested and certified, which gives your customers the ability to quickly order LYCRA® brand hangtags through our Portal. Remember, the more garments they sell, the more fabric you sell.

Order hang tags

Hang tags

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LYCRA® FitSense technology

Watch this overview showing how this revolutionary technology can transform your garments and increase consumer satisfaction with its lightweight, targeted support.

Garment categories

Textile processes

  • Print technology

Products listing

Products Targeted Shaping and Compression Breathable Comfort Durability

D58 Dispersion

  • Dtex : Not applicable
  • Availability
  • Dtex : Not applicable
  • Availability
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Targeted Shaping and Compression
Value:
good sustainabilty
Breathable
Value:
good sustainabilty
Comfort
Value:
good sustainabilty
Durability

Value:1 Good suitability

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Print technology

Products listing

Products Targeted Shaping and Compression Breathable Comfort Durability

D58 Dispersion

  • Dtex : Not applicable
  • Availability
  • Dtex : Not applicable
  • Availability
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Targeted Shaping and Compression
Value:
good sustainabilty
Breathable
Value:
good sustainabilty
Comfort
Value:
good sustainabilty
Durability

Value:1 Good suitability

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Print technology

Products listing

Products Targeted Shaping and Compression Breathable Comfort Durability

D58 Dispersion

  • Dtex : Not applicable
  • Availability
  • Dtex : Not applicable
  • Availability
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Targeted Shaping and Compression
Value:
good sustainabilty
Breathable
Value:
good sustainabilty
Comfort
Value:
good sustainabilty
Durability

Value:1 Good suitability

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Print technology

Products listing

Products Targeted Shaping and Compression Breathable Comfort Durability

D58 Dispersion

  • Dtex : Not applicable
  • Availability
  • Dtex : Not applicable
  • Availability
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Targeted Shaping and Compression
Value:
good sustainabilty
Breathable
Value:
good sustainabilty
Comfort
Value:
good sustainabilty
Durability

Value:1 Good suitability

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Print technology

Products listing

Products Targeted Shaping and Compression Breathable Comfort Durability

D58 Dispersion

  • Dtex : Not applicable
  • Availability
  • Dtex : Not applicable
  • Availability
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Targeted Shaping and Compression
Value:
good sustainabilty
Breathable
Value:
good sustainabilty
Comfort
Value:
good sustainabilty
Durability

Value:1 Good suitability

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Consumers say

 

 

In consumer research, garments made with LYCRA® FitSense technology outperformed garments made without it, and showed a significant increase in preference and purchase intent. Consumers also indicated they’re willing to pay a premium price for highly functional, ultra-comfortable garments that will enhance their active lifestyle and meet all of their needs.

 

Testimonials

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