LYCRA® fiber is the trademarked brand name of a class of synthetic elastic fibers known as spandex in the U.S., and elastane in the rest of the world. Any company that produces generic, or non-branded name elastic fibers, refers to them as spandex or elastane. These terms are interchangeable and there is no difference between them, but only The LYCRA Company produces authentic LYCRA® brand fibers.
No, LYCRA® fiber is a premium, brand name fiber that belongs to a class of synthetic fibers known as spandex or elastane. There is only one LYCRA® brand, which is trademarked and owned by The LYCRA Company. LYCRA® brand fiber is renowned worldwide for its industry-leading innovations, as well as its quality and durability.
Leading brands and designers from around the world in virtually every apparel segment use LYCRA® fiber to add unique performance benefits to their garments.
Look for our LYCRA® logo on the hangtag, or the LYCRA® brand name on the label, or contact the manufacturer.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions in caring for garments containing LYCRA® fiber. In the absence of instructions, wash or dry-clean according to the major fiber component in the fabric.