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Kingpins24 puts spotlight on sustainable denim innovation Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 20

Kingpins24, the online edition of denim trade show Kingpins, took place last week and for the first time allowed attendees to review collections from denim mills via its Exchange platform. Companies across the denim supply chain showcased their innovations planned for spring/summer 2021, with a strong emphasis on sustainability and the technology driving this greener manufacturing. 


The Lycra Company develops anti-slip fibre Michelle Russell | 26 Oct 20

The Lycra Company is preparing to launch a new denim seam slippage solution for applications in single-core spandex fabrics that require durable stretch and good recovery power.


Lycra Less is More initiative explains pre-consumer waste Michelle Russell | 29 Jul 20

Performance fibre specialist The Lycra Company is launching an initiative that aims to raise more awareness amongst mills, brands and retailers, of the true impact of pre-consumer waste in fibres and how best to minimise this waste.


The Lycra Company stretches its sustainability agenda Michelle Russell | 17 Jan 20

Performance fibre specialist The Lycra Company is ramping up its Planet Agenda sustainability platform, developing more solutions for the circular economy and taking a broader look at the issues from design to consumer – as sustainability director Jean Hegedus explains.


New Lycra EcoMade fibres gain Global Recycled Standard Beth Wright | 19 Nov 19

The new Lycra EcoMade fibres Type 166E and 162E – The Lycra Company’s first branded spandex made with pre-consumer recycled materials – have been certified to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). 


The Lycra Company ramps up sustainability agenda Michelle Russell | 19 Sep 19

Fibre firm The Lycra Company is amplifying its Planet Agenda sustainability platform with the launch of its first branded elastane made with pre-consumer content.


Lycra FitSense launches for targeted lightweight support Leonie Barrie | 6 Sep 19

Following a trial launch in Europe and the US, fibre firm The Lycra Company is to roll out its new Lycra FitSense technology globally, offering a new way to deliver targeted lightweight support to stretch fabrics.


Ruyi to list Lycra on new tech stock market, eyes Asia growth Hannah Abdulla | 29 Jul 19

Shandong Ruyi Group, the Chinese owner of the Lycra Company, is to list the unit's shares on the Science and Technology Innovation Board (STIB) in a bid to drive growth in Asia.


The Lycra Company launches new China innovation centre Beth Wright | 16 May 19

The Lycra Company has opened a new Advanced Textile Innovation Center (ATIC) in China today (16 May) in a move to increase in the US-based firm's global R&D capabilities.


Shandong Ruyi mulling IPO for new Lycra business? Hannah Abdulla | 26 Apr 19

Chinese textile firm Shandong Ruyi is reportedly preparing an IPO for its newly acquired Lycra business, which could raise around US$500m.


Itochu takes stake in Shandong Ruyi's Lycra business Hannah Abdulla | 27 Feb 19

Japanese conglomerate Itochu Group has announced an investment into Chinese textile firm Shandong Ruyi's newly acquired business The Lycra Company.


Shandong Ruyi buys Invista apparel fibre business Beth Wright | 1 Feb 19

Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding, one of the leading textile and apparel companies in China, has completed its acquisition of US-based fibre producer Invista's Apparel and Advanced Textiles business (A&AT) – including its Lycra spandex/elastane brand.

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