“The product itself is no different than other types of LYCRA® fiber – in terms of properties or qualities – but the way it’s made is different”
Recycling to reduce waste
We take yarn that for whatever reason didn’t make into a box, cut it and dissolve it into a polymer solution, mix it with regular (polymer) solution, and then make it into LYCRA® fiber again. This helps the environment by reducing waste, while giving customers and consumers something they’re looking for,” Stella added.
LYCRA® EcoMade fiber is GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified and supports the Product Sustainability pillar of The LYCRA Company’s Planet Agenda platform, which focuses on developing products that use fewer resources and improve the environmental performance of fabrics and garments throughout their lifecycle. Planet Agenda, which also includes pillars on Corporate Responsibility and Manufacturing Excellence, represents the company’s commitment to developing products and technologies that minimize its environmental footprint, enhance the performance of its customers’ offerings, and safeguard the health and safety of employees and local communities.
"At The LYCRA Company, we’re focused on developing solutions for a circular economy. Under our Planet Agenda platform, we are also working on technologies for recycling stretch garments, extending garment wear life, and helping our customers use fewer, and more sustainable resources."