The Thermolite Everyday Warmth technology for socks is the latest innovation by The Lycra Company aimed at transforming how brands deliver an everyday sock solution that provides functional performance and offers lightweight warmth and comfort for consumers.

Thermolite Everyday Warmth technology traps the wearer’s body heat and stores it in hollow fibres in the sock to provide warmth without excess weight. Lycra says the technology improves the garment-wearing experience.

“We’re laser-focused on producing high-quality fibres that empower our customers to create comfortable garments that deliver lasting performance,” says Jane Gwyther, EMEA sales manager, legwear and seamless.

“As the temperatures drop and people lower their thermostats to save energy, socks that help keep feet warm will become a critical component of daily attire. The launch of Thermolite Everyday Warmth technology for socks enables brands to differentiate their products while providing consumers in colder environments the warmth they require.”

The Lycra Company has defined fibre blends for the everyday sock to help keep the wearer comfortable while temperatures drop indoors or outdoors. Through a proprietary, standardized measurement technique, values have been established that measure the degree of warmth for socks, helping to ensure that consumers’ feet stay warm.

Earlier last month, apparel fibre and technology solutions firm The Lycra Company said it had developed a new recycled fibre called Thermolite EcoMade that offered a lower carbon footprint than its counterparts.

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The brand said that the recycled fibres are made from 100% textile waste, are GRS-certified, and offer the same quality and durable lightweight warmth as their polymer virgin counterparts but with a lower carbon footprint.