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1st October 2019, Wilmington, DE

Lycra launches EcoMade elastane

Lycra launches first branded elastane made with pre-consumer content. © Business WireThe Lycra Company is amplifying its Planet Agenda sustainability platform with the launch of Lycra EcoMade fibre, its first branded elastane made with pre-consumer content. The company also announced plans to convert the majority of Coolmax and Thermolite fibre products to recycled content by the end of 2021. The official launch took place at Intertextile Shanghai, last month.

“The Planet Agenda platform focuses on providing insights, technologies, products, and processes that can contribute to a more sustainable industry,” said Jean Hegedus, The Lycra Company’s Sustainability Director. “Planet Agenda is built around three interdependent pillars:  product sustainability, manufacturing excellence, and corporate responsibility. Through these pillars, we offer a variety of sustainable solutions focused on waste reduction, safe and transparent chemical usage, garment wear life, and sustainable resources.”

The EcoMade family of recycled products now spans the majority of The Lycra Company’s apparel brands, including Lycra, Lycra T400, Coolmax, and Thermolite fibres.

Earlier this year, the company announced that Lycra 166L fibre, which is used in wovens, has been granted Gold Level Material Health Certification from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. All of The Lycra Company’s Lycra fibre apparel production sites are also certified for Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Appendix 6.



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