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SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS

Keep in the loop with LYCRA

At The LYCRA Company, we are committed to helping reduce the textile and apparel industry’s impact on our planet.

Our new COOLMAX® and THERMOLITE® EcoMade fibers, made from 100% textile waste, are a step in the right direction. But we cannot tackle this problem alone.

Turning textile waste into new fibers is just the beginning. If we can link our little loop to others, then we can help start closing the circularity loop together.

 

Stay updated on The LYCRA Company’s latest advancements towards circularity.

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Calculate your contribution

Let's help keep materials in use. To see how many bottles are in your item of clothing, enter the garment weight and percent of recycled COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE® or LYCRA® T400® fiber. 

Results are estimates  based on average sized garments and recycled content for most of The LYCRA Company's products. Actual results may vary.

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Garment weight

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% Recycled fiber in garment

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Bottles per garment for LYCRA® T400® fiber

Bottles per garment for COOLMAX® or THERMOLITE® fiber

Conserving resources

Several of The LYCRA Company’s innovations pave the way for our customers to conserve resources in their processing. These include:

LYCRA HyFit® T837 fiber

This fiber used in personal care products offers excellent run performance, which means less energy is used, fewer breaks, less waste, and reduced energy consumption during the production process.

LYCRA® Easy Set technology

Heat set your fabrics at 15-20% lower temperatures than standard elastane and save energy.

Easy Scour Finishes

Conserve water during fabric finishing.

Choosing renewable materials

The LYCRA Company is dedicated to using renewable resources where appropriate. In 2014, the company introduced the world’s first bio-based spandex, with 70% of its content derived from dextrose originating from corn. We are currently assessing demand and production plan for this product. In addition, 18% of LYCRA® T400® EcoMade fiber content is made from plant-based material.

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