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A history of the world's most innovative spandex fibers and technologies


Explore LYCRA® fiber’s history of innovation

Since it’s invention in 1958, the LYCRA® brand has continued to improve its spandex (elastane) fibers and innovate new technologies to meet the changing needs of consumers worldwide. Watch this video to see why the LYCRA® brand is the industry leader in spandex innovation.

Innovation is in our DNA

We are proud of our heritage of relentless innovation that is backed by consumer insights and proprietary market research. Our inventions have revolutionized garment categories and helped build some of the best-known mills and fashion brands in the world.

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