Arvind Mills Ltd has become the first Indian denim manufacturer to be selected by DuPont India Ltd as an accredited mill for its Lycra Assured Programme.

The accreditation not only gives AML preferential access to DuPont's innovations and new products, but also allows the denim company to use the 'Lycra Assured' trademark logo.

Arvind Mills is currently the largest manufacturer of premium stretch products using Dupont's Lycra technology, and produces eight million metres per annum of stretch products in denim. The Ahmedabad company says it plans to dedicate as much as 12 per cent of its total capacity to stretch fabrics.