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LYCRA® EcoMade fiber

Why choose LYCRA® EcoMade fiber?

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The challenge:

As the consumer’s desire for stretch denim jeans continues to grow, so does their concern about the impact our industry is having on the environment. Increasingly, they’re looking for denim with recycled materials to improve their ecological footprint.

The solution:

Help meet the consumer’s need for sustainable denim with LYCRA® EcoMade fiber. Pre-consumer LYCRA® fiber waste is collected at our manufacturing sites and blended with virgin polymer at specific concentrations to create spandex (elastane) with the same performance as the original LYCRA® fiber.

Consumer benefits

  • 20%
    recycled content and GRS certified
  • 100%
    performance as original LYCRA® fiber
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    Provides lasting comfort, fit and shape to stretch denim

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    Contains 20% recycled spandex to appeal to eco-conscious consumers

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    Creates flexible jeans that keep the wearer moving

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    Performance benefits are permanent and don’t wash out

Benefits for brands & retailers

  • Offers the same lasting performance as the original LYCRA® fiber
  • Add value to your denim collection by using pre-consumer recycled content
  • Appeal to millennial and Gen Z consumers by offering sustainable stretch denim
  • Pair it with other eco-friendly fiber offerings to amplify your sustainability messaging

Benefits for mills

  • Takes pre-consumer LYCRA® fiber waste and puts it back into production
  • Offer customers sustainability benefits that fit a circular economy
  • Earned Global Recycling Standard Certification
  • Resists chlorine damage in denim finishing

A recent study* of women showed that:

*Refinery29 Study included over 500 women in the U.S. aged 18 years or older. Source: Refinery29 Intelligence Sustainability Study, June 2019, Mad Chatter Panel.

  • Two out of three think sustainability is one of the top three issues impacting our world today
  • Over 80% are very or somewhat interested in improving their ecological footprint
  • Over 50% say they want to improve their footprint in the area of textile and apparel waste.

Boost your brand power

Brands: The LYCRA® brand logo is viewed worldwide as a symbol of quality assurance by consumers. Promote your use of LYCRA® fiber with free printed or virtual hangtags provided by The LYCRA Company. Swing tags are a simple and effective way to explain LYCRA® fiber’s performance benefits to drive garment sales.

You can also complete our Trademark Licensing Agreement to print your own co-branded POS materials. Whichever option you choose, we make it easy to leverage LYCRA® brand’s 87% global consumer awareness to trigger the purchase decision in stores or online. No other spandex manufacturer provides this level of marketing support to its customers. Be sure to take advantage of this amazing value-added service!

Mills: Have your fabrics tested and certified, which gives your customers the ability to quickly order LYCRA® brand hangtags through our Portal. Remember, the more garments they sell, the more fabric you sell.

Order hang tags

Go behind the scenes

Learn more about elastane recycling and see how LYCRA® EcoMade fiber is made in this brief video.

Garment categories

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Narrows
  • Warp knits
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Sustainability Grin-through reduction Polyester compatibility Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 162E fiber

  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Narrows
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Sustainability Polyester compatibility Grin-through reduction Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 162E fiber

  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
good sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Woven fabrics
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Sustainability Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 162E fiber

  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Hosiery
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Sustainability Grin-through reduction Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 162E fiber

  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Narrows
  • Seamless
  • Warp knits
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Sustainability Polyester compatibility Grin-through reduction Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 162E fiber

  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
good sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Woven fabrics
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Sustainability Polyester compatibility Grin-through reduction Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 162E fiber

  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
good sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Socks
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Sustainability Polyester compatibility Grin-through reduction Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 162E fiber

  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
good sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Warp knits
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Sustainability Polyester compatibility Grin-through reduction Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 162E fiber

  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
good sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Narrows
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Sustainability Polyester compatibility Grin-through reduction Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 162E fiber

  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
  • Dtex : 44-78
  • Availability : South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
good sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

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