Jeans made using Lycra T400 EcoMade fibre

Jeans made using Lycra T400 EcoMade fibre

US-based fibre producer Invista has launched a new version of its Lycra T400 fibre with enhanced sustainability thanks to the use of EcoMade technology.

The new fibre is made from a combination of recycled materials, such as PET bottles diverted from landfills, and renewable plant-based materials. Invista hopes the innovation will appeal to members of the apparel value chain interested in developing more sustainable denim and wovens collections.

Launched at this weeks Kingpins show in Amsterdam, the new fibre is based on the original Lycra T400, which is the building block for a number of the brand's stretch denim concepts such as dualFX, Xfit and Tough Max. Lycra T400 EcoMade fibre offers the same benefits of "lasting comfort, fit and performance" as the original, but with the value-added offer of sustainability.

"We're excited to introduce Lycra T400 EcoMade technology to show visitors," says Jean Hegedus, Invista global denim director. "It can be paired with sustainable rigid fibre offerings such as BCI cotton, Tencel lyocell, or others, so brands and retailers can amplify their eco-friendly message to consumers."