A listing of the products with Material Health Certificates, which are valid for two years, can be found on the company’s website and the website of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (see links below).
“Our goal was to make a step-change toward safe, fully optimized chemistries, so we looked to certify a broad range of products used across multiple fabric types and applications,” said Jean Hegedus, sustainable business development director for The LYCRA Company, who states these certifications underscore the company’s commitment to both transparency and safety..”
“For each product type, we had to disclose our ingredients to the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute; and our suppliers, in turn, had to disclose their ingredients for full transparency,” said Francis Mason, Ph.D., a senior research engineer at The LYCRA Company, who oversaw the project. “The products with Material Health Certificates come from all six of our LYCRA® fiber sites, so this recognition is truly global in scope.”
By specifying the fibers with Gold level Material Health Certificates, customers can be assured of transparency about the product’s ingredients and suppliers and The LYCRA Company’s commitment to continuously improving the sustainability profile of its products.
The move to expand safe, fully optimized chemistries is a key component of The LYCRA Company’s Planet Agenda platform for sustainability. Initially launched in 2008, Planet Agenda touches every aspect of The LYCRA Company’s business and is based on the belief that having a healthy business also means having a healthy planet.
For additional information, please visit lycra.com/sustainability or use the following links to download the certificates:
Manufacturing Site for The LYCRA Company-Link to Product Certification Certificates
Maydown Ireland: Download Material Health Certificate 1
Maydown Ireland: Download Material Health Certificate 2
Foshan, China: Download Material Health Certificate
Tuas, Singapore: Download Material Health Certificate
Monterrey, Mexico: Download Material Health Certificate
Paulinia, Brazil: Download Material Health Certificate
Waynesboro, Virginia: Download Material Health Certificate
About The LYCRA Company
The LYCRA Company innovates and produces fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, The LYCRA Company is recognized worldwide for its innovative products, technical expertise, and unmatched marketing support. The LYCRA Company owns leading consumer and trade brands: LYCRA®, LYCRA HyFit®, LYCRA® T400®, COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, ELASPAN®, SUPPLEX®, and TACTEL®. The LYCRA Company’s legacy stretches back to 1958 with the invention of the original spandex yarn, LYCRA® fiber. Today, The LYCRA Company focuses on adding value to its customers’ products by developing unique innovations designed to meet the consumer’s need for comfort and lasting performance. For more information, visit www.thelycracompany.com.