The clothes we wear, how we care for them, and the length of time we keep them in use all have a significant impact on the environment. The projected growth of the middle class is expected to further increase demand for apparel, putting pressure on already limited resources. Thus, our industry needs to rapidly develop solutions for a circular economy. Under its planet agenda platform, The LYCRA Company is working to do just that, offering a variety of fiber and fabric solutions that reduce or divert waste, keeping materials in use. Our newest offering—LYCRA® EcoMade fiber—diverts pre-consumer waste by putting it back into production.
|Same unique performance as LYCRA® fiber||Comfort and freedom of movement|
|Fit with circular economy||Diverts wastes, keeps materials in production|
|Certified products*||Assurance of transparency, safety and social compliance|
HOW IT’S DONE
LYCRA® fiber waste is collected at our manufacturing sites and blended with virgin fiber at specific concentrations, resulting in a product that contains pre-consumer waste.
CONSUMER DEMAND FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS
A recently study by Refinery 29** of 500+ women in the U.S. aged 18+ showed that:
ØTwo of three think sustainability is one of the top three issues impacting our world today
ØOver 80% are “very or somewhat invested” in improving their ecological footprint
ØOver 50% say they want to improve their footprint in the area of textile and apparel waste