INVISTA, owner of the LYCRA® brand, has launched a new version of its popular LYCRA® T400® fibre with enhanced sustainability. LYCRA® T400® fibre with EcoMade technology is made in part from a combination of recycled materials such as PET bottles diverted from landfills, and renewable plant-based materials. This innovation will appeal to members of the apparel value chain interested in developing more sustainable denim and wovens collections.
(L to R) Jeans containing LYCRA® T400® EcoMade fiber from Prosperity, Soorty and Arvind. LYCRA® T400® fiber is made in part from recycled PET. Also shown with the jeans are the flakes, chips and fiber
The original LYCRA® T400® fibre is the building block for a number of the brand’s popular stretch denim concepts including LYCRA® dualFX®, LYCRA® XFIT, and LYCRA® TOUGH MAX™ technologies. LYCRA® T400® EcoMade fibre offers the same benefits of lasting comfort, fit and performance as the original, but with the value-added offer of sustainability.
“We’re excited to introduce LYCRA® T400® EcoMade technology,” said Jean Hegedus, INVISTA Global Denim Director. “It can be paired with sustainable rigid fibre offerings such as BCI cotton, TENCEL™ lyocell, or others, so brands and retailers can amplify their eco-friendly message to consumers.”
To learn more about LYCRA® fibre with EcoMade technology and other cutting-edge INVISTA innovations for denim, visit www.connect.LYCRA.com
LYCRA®, T400®, dualFX® and TOUGH MAX™ are trademarks of INVISTA.