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Are Biodegradable Fibers Part of the Circular Economy?

By Jean Hegedus, Sustainability Director, The LYCRA Company

As one of the largest industries in the world, the textile and apparel industry has a substantial impact on the environment. Studies show that the current system of manufacturing and distribution operates almost entirely on a linear model. And most clothing is used for only short periods before finding its way into landfills or being incinerated.
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Collaboration LYCRA® FREEF!T® technology brings flexible strength, comfort in motion to Primark men’s denim line

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Innovation Read Our Biggest News Articles of the Year, Ranked

In case you missed these articles when they were originally published, we are pleased to present our Top 10 list of the most popular news stories on lycra.com in 2021.
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Press release The LYCRA Company launches its legwear trend forecast for autumn/winter 2022-2023

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Press release The LYCRA Company’s Foshan, China Facility Earns High Higg FEM Score

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Collaboration Naveena launches SELF-FIT denim powered by LYCRA® fiber technologies

Discover how LYCRA® brand’s innovative technologies work, as well as the performance benefits they add to super-stretch jeans made with SELF-FIT denim.
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Sustainability Developing Durable, Sustainable Fabrics: Challenges and Tradeoffs

By Jean Hegedus, Sustainability Director, The LYCRA Company

The LYCRA Company is hosting a series of global panel discussions with apparel industry experts on critical sustainability issues facing the sector. Previous topics included steps to attaining the Paris Climate Agreement’s goals, using mechanical versus chemical methods to create recycled fibers, and debating the circularity of biodegradable fibers. For the fourth topic, 32 panelists discussed garment durability.
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