Fibres & Yarns
Invista is now offering the next evolution of its Lycra beauty
fabric with enhanced benefits for swimwear. According to the company's website,
Lycra beauty fabrics for swimwear meet Xtra Life Lycra fibre standards to
resist suntan lotion, body oils, UV exposure, and chlorine, for long-lasting
beautiful shaping at the pool or at the beach.
Following the success of the Lycra beauty fabric launch in
shaping for intimates, Invista says it commissioned a consumer research study*
Lenzing has announced that it's Tencel and Lenzing FR fibres
have been certified as 100% Biobased by the US Department of Agriculture
The Biobased certification is part of the BioPreferred program which
encourages government agencies and contractors to purchase products that are
biobased or made from significant amounts of biobased materials. The purpose of the BioPreferred program is to increase the
US government's use of environmentally-friendly products
The Woolmark Company and one of China's largest babywear
brands, Les Enphants, have begun a joint marketing program to educate Chinese
consumers about the benefits of merino wool in babywear.
The Les Enphants initiative is part of the Mothers and
Babies program at Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), which has been set up to
drive demand for merino wool in the lucrative Chinese market.
Products involved include a 100% Australian extra fine
merino knitted wool cardigan, bl
Two Norwegian producers of knitted merino wool apparel have recently taken major industry awards in the active/outdoor sector.
Both Aclima and Devold are well established design leaders in the growing active/outdoor market but also supply to the important workwear/safety market.
The Devold Air Vest has won the Scandinavian Outdoor Awards Jury's Choice award for Innovation. The judging panel believe it is the first garment of it
Israel based Nylon 6.6 producer Nilit has announced it will be showing its innovative yarn range, including the company's novel Innergy yarn at the forthcoming Intertextile Shanghai 2011 trade fair. At the show, Nilit will also showcase the Nilit BodyFashion Trendbook for Spring/Summer 2013.
Intertextile Shanghai is a leading international trade fair for apparel fabrics and accessories held yearly in China. It
The 18th edition of SPINEXPO Shanghai, which was held from 6-9 September 2011 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, recorded a record 10,285 visitors.
The exhibition keeps attracting major visitors who come from 55 countries and it registered a 32% increase in numbers compared to the previous Autumn/Winter 2010 season, and 9% increase compared to the excellent Spring/Summer 2011 session which was h
CIRFS, the Brussels based European Man‐made Fibres Association has published its latest statistical report on developments in the global man‐made fibres industry. The report, ‘Information on Man‐made Fibres' is the 47th edition of this valuable summary of the dynamic and growing man-made fibres industry.
It brings together data on the production of acrylic, cellulosic, polyamide, polyester, polypropylene, wool and cotto
Invista, owner of the Lycra fibre brand, used the second edition of its unique trade event, ‘LYCRA fiber MOVES' in Barcelona last week, to announce its newest offerings for the leg wear market. At the event, the company addressed 300 textile professionals from 25 countries, with the aim of meeting unmet consumer needs.
Building on the successful launch of Lycra beauty fabric for intimate apparel and swimwear, Lycra beaut
Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) has entered into a purchasing agreement for a minimum of one and a half million pounds of CRAiLAR Flax fibre with Brilliant Global Ltd, the Hong Kong-based private label knitwear manufacturer which produces a broad spectrum of sweater and accessory items in natural fibres for globally recognized brands. The agreement is to commence in October 2011.
Invista, owner of the Lycra fibre brand, will be presenting its brands and innovations at the 16th edition of ITMA which opened here today.In addition, the company will be one of the key sponsors of the Textile Sustainability Leaders Roundtable, and ITMA's opening celebration gala dinner.
For the first time in its 60 years of existence, ITMA has opened its exhibition to the fibre and yarn sector. Invi