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It’s Time for Better: Give Your Knits an Upgrade

 

Why Choose LYCRA® FiT400™ Fiber?

The Challenge:

Increasingly, consumers are looking for sustainable garments offering durable performance benefits, all-day comfort and fit, and enhanced softness so they can love their clothes longer.

The Solution:

It’s time for better! LYCRA® FiT400™ fiber is a unique bicomponent stretch fiber engineered to optimize the performance and comfort of knits. It delivers a durable soft hand, low shrinkage, and high uniformity to knit fabrics. This GRS-certified fiber is made from 60% recycled PET and 14.4% bio-derived resources.

Consumer Benefits

  • Experience all-day stretch comfort and long-lasting fit and shape retention

  • Enjoy a durable soft hand-feel and chlorine resistance

  • Offers breathability and enhanced cooling comfort

  • Made with renewable and recycled materials for reduced environmental impact

Eligible Garment Categories

  • Activewear
  • Athleisure
  • Seamless
  • Socks
  • Swimwear
  • Workwear

Brand & Retailer Benefits

  • Sets the stage for circularity: In controlled tests under specific conditions, this fiber was recycled back into new polyester fibers, thereby demonstrating the technical feasibility of this process*

  • Delivers low shrinkage, high uniformity, and chlorine resistance to knit garments
  • Offer consumers durability, enhanced softness with all day cool and stretch comfort, to help drive sell-through and increase loyalty
  • Eligible for free LYCRA® XTRA LIFE fiber or COOLMAX® EcoMade fiber hangtags to help drive sales when meeting specific brand quality standards

 

*LYCRA® FiT400 fiber is compatible with established polyester chemical recycling processes. In multiple tests, LYCRA® FiT400 fiber components were blended with standard polyester components and recycled back into new polyester fibers with comparable performance as standard recycled polyester fibers.

Create Knits Enhanced by LYCRA® Fit400 Fiber!

Connect with our global network of mills on the LYCRA ONE Marketplace to get started. It’s free to join and easy to use.

Order Hang Tags

Promote your use of LYCRA® FiT400 fiber with free Hang Tags, or request a Trademark License Agreement to create your own co-branded materials. Hang tags are a simple and effective way to explain our fiber’s performance benefits to drive garment sales. You can also request a Garment Letter. This fiber is eligible for LYCRA® XTRA LIFE brand or COOLMAX® technology branding and hang-tags if brand standards are met.

 

 

Drive Apparel Sales with Free Hang Tags

They are a great way to explain LYCRA® FiT400 fiber benefits to consumers to trigger the purchase decision.

Mill Benefits

  • Sets the stage for circularity: In controlled tests under specific conditions, this fiber was recycled back into new polyester fibers, thereby demonstrating the technical feasibility of this process*
  • Delivers a soft-hand feel with low shrinkage, high uniformity, and chlorine resistance to knit fabrics
  • Complete garment testing to certify performance and  enable brands to order free hang tags to help drive sales

 

*LYCRA® FiT400 fiber is compatible with established polyester chemical recycling processes. In multiple tests, LYCRA® FiT400 fiber components were blended with standard polyester components and recycled back into new polyester fibers with comparable performance as standard recycled polyester fibers.

 

Fabric Testing and Approval

Mills, have your stretch fabrics tested and approved so your customers can quickly and easily order free LYCRA® brand Hang Tags to help drive sales. You can also request a Trademark License Agreement to add our logos to your samples and sales materials.

Fabrics with ≥35% LYCRA® FiT400 fiber content and passing the COOLMAX® CORE fabric standards can also qualify for the COOLMAX® brand.

Test and Approve Your LYCRA® Fit400 Fiber Garments

Show customers you’re using a genuine LYCRA® brand product and make hang tag ordering easy!

Join the LYCRA ONE Marketplace

See how the Marketplace brings the value chain together, while also providing new ways to maximize your investment in our spandex solutions.

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