Lycra innovations to feature at Hong Kong Mode Lingerie
17th July 2009, Hong Kong
Invista, one of the world’s leading producers of integrated fibres and polymers, plans to exhibit a series of Lycra fibre innovations at the upcoming Hong Kong Mode Lingerie held in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on April 7-8, 2009, along with several key mill customers in the intimate apparel and swimwear categories. In addition to exhibiting its innovations such as Lycra 2.0 garment technology, Lycra Xtra Fine Collection fibre, Lycra freshFX fabric and Xtra Life Lycra fibre, the company will also present its new environmental framework named Planet Agenda.
Through the exhibition, Invista aims to introduce innovations to the textile industry, bringing added value to customers throughout the apparel value chain. The company says that this is certainly more vital than ever, as customers look for advantages to help them weather the current economic challenges.
This will be the fifth time that Invista will cooperate with Eurovet in Mode Lingerie in Asia. Invista will echo the main theme Seduction with several new products of Lycra fibre, including the brand-new innovation Lycra 2.0tape.
Lycra 2.0tape provides bonded hems, bands, and seams for garments that stretch and recover in response to body’s movements. It enables to garment design which reduces undergarment lines associated with bulky narrow elastics, providing wearers of intimate apparel with sleek, smooth, all-day fit. As the first product of this innovation, Lycra 2.0tape can exert less compression on the body during wear than bulky narrow elastics, and extend the durability of a garment. A recent design contest challenged student designers from all around the world to use Lycra 2.0tape to demonstrate the incredible new design possibilities created by this innovative new product. It is the first in a full-line of new products planned from the Lycra 2.0 garment technology platform.
Lycra Xtra Fine Collection fibre, known as ‘the second skin’ when it provides a feeling of refinement and elegance with style in a range of weights from 120 gram/m² or less, which is designed to give the wearer a feeling of well-being and lightness, via ‘barely there’ intimates.
Lycra freshFX fabric helps to keep wearers fresh, carefree and confident, Invista says. Wicking fabrics with quick dry benefits are created with nylon fibre with a unique four-channel capillary cross-section. It not only helps transfer moisture and dries quickly, but also has an exceptionally soft hand.
The company claims that Xtra Life Lycra fibre delivers beautiful, long-lasting fit that counters the curse of 'bag and sag' and Xtra Life Lycra fibre resists chlorine and other pool chemicals, allowing garments to keep their shape 5 to 10 times longer than unprotected elastic fibre.
Invista and its key mill customers always bring excitement to trade events, and this time their cooperation at ‘Hong Kong Mode Lingerie’ will once again provide the latest innovations, concepts and technologies for garment manufactures, designers, retailers and both domestic and overseas consumers.
Dogi International Fabrics was founded in 1954. It is a Catalan textile company and a European leader in the manufacture of elastic fabric that serves the upper range of the intimate apparel and swimwear sectors. Fabrics containing Lycra Xtra Fine Collection fibre for intimate apparel, Xtra Life Lycra fibre for swimwear and Lycra freshFX fabric (X6300) for intimate apparel has brought Dogi opportunities to provide fabrics to multiple international famous brands.
GuangDong Derun Textile Co., Ltd. was founded in 1990.It has been one of the largest factories specialized in elastic fabric in China. As one of the qualified and accredited mills working with Invista, Derun will display a brilliant exhibition of fabrics containing Lycra Xtra Fine Collection fibre for intimate apparel and Xtra Life Lycra fibre for swimwear.
Guangzhou Tianhai Lace Ltd., is a large vertical textile manufacturer established in 1988, specializing in design and manufacture of high quality warp-knitted laces for intimate apparel. Lace with Lycra fibre provided by TIianhai is expected to attract broad attention at this Mode Lingerie show, as it has at previous shows.
Haining Dejun Knitting & Dyeing Group was formed in 1994. Their turnout is over 30,000,000 yds every year. Dejun adapts the latest technology to the fashions that influence design, research and development and manufacture. Fabrics containing Lycra Xtra Fine Collection fibre for intimate apparel and Xtra Life Lycra fibre for swimwear will earn broad attention in the show, Invista says.
Through product research and development based on consumer insights, and also working closely with upstream mill customers, Invista expects to further consolidate its leading position and continue to contribute to creating long-term value to the value chain of textile industry.
Author: Billy Hunter