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LYCRA® lastingFIT technology

Why choose LYCRA® lastingFIT technology?

‎The challenge:  

Consumers are starting to turn away from fast fashion and cheap, disposable clothing and are looking for smarter fashion that is higher quality and more durable. Experts agree that wearing clothes longer reduces the environmental impact of a garment and is a more sustainable approach to fashion, but how do you keep garments from wearing out?

The solution:  

LYCRA® lastingFIT technology, which is better known by its consumer brand name LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ technology, is a spandex (elastane) fiber that resists damage caused by chlorine and other chemicals. This makes it possible to achieve a variety of distressed denim looks in addition to long-lasting comfort, fit and shape in jeans, wovens, and swimwear.

Consumer benefits

  • 10x
    That’s how much longer swimwear made with LYCRA® lastingFIT technology lasts when compared to suits made with unprotected spandex.

Benefits for brands & retailers

  • Resists fiber breakage caused by chlorine and more
  • Create swimwear that lasts up to 10x longer
  • Offer denim with a long-lasting fit that resists bag and sag
  • Increase consumer satisfaction and brand loyalty

Benefits for mills

  • Drive sales with a differentiated product
  • Produce denim with durable stretch and recovery, low shrinkage
  • Create swimwear fabrics that resist fiber damage caused by UV rays, lotions and more
  • Certify fabrics so brands can leverage free hangtags to drive sales

Double 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 in legwear with free logos, pictograms and virtual hang tags that highlight product benefits to drive sales. We make it easy to leverage the LYCRA® brand’s 87% global consumer awareness to trigger the purchase decision in stores and 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 and complete a Trademark Licensing Agreement today!

Mills: Have your garments tested and certified, which gives your customers the ability to quickly order LYCRA® brand assets to increase sales. Remember, the more garments retailers sell, the more garments you sell.

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LYCRA® lastingFIT technology

Love your clothes longer with LYCRA® lastingFIT technology. This unique spandex (elastane) fiber, known to consumers as LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ technology, creates swimwear that lasts up to 10 times longer by resisting fiber damage and fit loss.

Textile processes

  • Woven fabrics

Products listing

Products Chlorine resistance Fit retention Durability Sustainability

LYCRA® T400® fiber

  • Dtex : 33-495
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 33-495
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Fit retention
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability

Value:1 Good suitability

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Woven fabrics

Products listing

Products Sustainability

LYCRA® T400® fiber

  • Dtex : 33-495
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 33-495
  • Availability : Asia, EMEA, North America and South America
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability

Value:1 Good suitability

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Warp knits
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Chlorine resistance Fit retention Durability Sustainability Polyester compatibility

LYCRA® 275Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-117
  • Availability : Asia
  • Dtex : 22-117
  • Availability : Asia
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Fit retention
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility

LYCRA® 275B fiber

  • Dtex
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
  • Dtex
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Fit retention
Value:
no sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
no sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
no sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility

LYCRA® 276B fiber

  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Fit retention
Value:
no sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
no sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
no sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility

Value:1 Good suitability

Value:2 Excellent suitability

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