A solution for the emerging ‘new utility’ trend that blends rugged performance with tailored elegance and is designed to cater to the needs of cross-segment apparel categories - workleisure or outleisure, is being offered by The Lycra Company.
Lycra Dual Comfort technology for ready-to-wear (RTW) and woven fabrics will help transform these garment categories by providing functional performance benefits with the sustainable features that today’s consumers desire. The innovative technology from The Lycra Company, Wilmington, DE/USA, is unique in that it combines comfortable stretch and cooling comfort with long-lasting shape retention. The key to Lycra Dual Comfort technology is the new Lycra T400 A EcoMade fiber. Created with a proprietary process, the new fiber delivers the texture and appearance of a spun yarn, offering low-impact, comfortable and versatile garments with thermal comfort.
Key benefits that the technology can bring to the garment wearing experience are all-day comfort, cooling comfort and sustainability. Garments move with the wearer and hold their shape throughout the day. The cooling comfort technology helps keep the wearer cool and dry. Lycra T400 A EcoMade fiber contains both recycled and renewable content for reduced impact vs. virgin fibers.
»Fabrics which offer versatile solutions can take the consumer from working hybrid to running daily errands or just a stroll in the park. The term ‘new utility’ has become a buzzword for defining lightweight apparel, combining everyday practicality and urban elegance using low-impact materials. «
Ebru Ozaydin, Strategic Marketing Director, The Lycra Company