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The LYCRA Company announces Gold Level Material Health Certificates for 25 of its LYCRA® fiber products

Published on Jan 12, 2021  -  Wilmington, Delaware

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The LYCRA Company, a global leader in sustainable fiber solutions for the apparel industry, is pleased to announce that 25 of its LYCRA® fiber products have been awarded Material Health Certificates at the Gold Level by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

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.

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, who states these certifications underscore the company’s commitment to both transparency and safety.

Jean Hegedus

Sustainable business development director

The LYCRA Company

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. The products with Material Health Certificates come from all six of our LYCRA® fiber sites, so this recognition is truly global in scope.

Francis Mason

Ph.D., senior research engineer

The LYCRA Company

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

Visit our third-party certifications page to download a certificate.


LYCRA® is a trademark of The LYCRA Company.

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