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Third-party certifications

Why third-party certifications matter

You can be confident that our certified products are made with safe ingredients that meet independent third-party standards. Watch our video to learn more.

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a world-renowned and trusted certification. LYCRA® fiber products for apparel made at all of our manufacturing sites around the world have achieved STANDARD 100, Level 1, Appendix 6 certification. In addition, LYCRA® T400®, COOLMAX® and THERMOLITE® technologies have also been certified. This means the fibers have been checked against a list of over 350 harmful substances and successfully tested for safety in human ecological terms. The Level 1 Appendix 6 certification is compatible with the industry’s Detox initiative and meets the requirements for yarns to be used for baby clothing – the highest level of approval. Please click on the name of a OEKO-TEX® certificate listed below to view it.

LYCRA® EcoMade fiber (English) – Monterrey, Mexico 

LYCRA®, LYCRA HyFit® and ELASPAN® fibers (English) – Foshan, China

LYCRA® and ELASPAN® fibers (English) – Maydown, UK

LYCRA® and ELASPAN® fibers (English) – Monterrey, Mexico

LYCRA® and ELASPAN® fibers (English) – Paulina, Brazil

LYCRA® and ELASPAN® fibers (English) – Waynesboro, US

NYLON fibers (English) – Monterrey, Mexico

LYCRA® FitSense Dispersion (English) – Waynesboro, US

COOLMAX® and THERMOLITE® technologies and LYCRA® T400® fibers (English) – Global

 

Global Recycled Standard

Our EcoMade family of recycled products is GRS certified. The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is a voluntary product standard for tracking and verifying the content of recycled materials in a final product. The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, labeling, and chemicals used in the processing of GRS products. To help you and your customers make informed decisions, GRS provides assurance that materials in the final product are recycled and processed more sustainably. Contact us for more information and the verification tool to support your order and shipment. For a complete listing of the fibers which have been certified to the GRS, please consult the GRS Scope certificate.

Gold Level Material Health Certification

A Material Health Certificate is granted to products that meet the Material Health requirements of the multi-attribute Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard. The certificate is valid for two years and helps manufacturers verify their progress towards chemically optimized products by:

  • Increasing transparency around the chemicals used in their products and supply chains
  • Avoiding chemicals of concern and shifting to safer chemicals
  • Committing to continuously greener chemistry

Currently, 25 LYCRA® fiber products have earned Material Health Certificates at the Gold Level. By specifying these certified fibers, you can be assured of supplier and ingredient transparency, as well as The LYCRA Company’s commitment to continuously improving the sustainability profile of its products.

Click a manufacturing site name to download its Material Health Certificate:

Paulinia, Brazil
Foshan, China
Maydown, Ireland 
Maydown, Ireland 
Monterrey, Mexico
Tuas, Singapore
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA 

 

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