The Lycra Company has launched its first branded elastane made with pre-consumer content

The Lycra Company has launched its first branded elastane made with pre-consumer content

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.

The new Lycra EcoMade fibre joins the company's EcoMade recycled product range, which now spans the majority of its apparel brands, including Lycra, Lycra T400, Coolmax (moisture-wicking and breathable polyester) and Thermolite (hollow-core insulation) fibres.

The company also plans to convert the majority of Coolmax and Thermolite fibre products to recycled content by the end of 2021. 

"The Planet Agenda platform focuses on providing insights, technologies, products, and processes that can contribute to a more sustainable industry," says Jean Hegedus, The Lycra Company's sustainability director. "Planet Agenda is built around three interdependent pillars: product sustainability, manufacturing excellence, and corporate responsibility. Through these pillars, we offer a variety of sustainable solutions focused on waste reduction, safe and transparent chemical usage, garment wear life, and sustainable resources."

Earlier this year, the company revealed that Lycra 166L fibre, which is used in wovens, had been granted Gold Level Material Health Certification from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.