Lycra to launch elastane made with recycled content

Fibre and technology firm The Lycra Company is launching its first branded elastane made with recycled content.

The Lycra Ecomade fibre is an amplification of the brand’s Planet Agenda sustainability platform, and will see its Coolmax and Thermolite product ranges including recycled content by the end of 2021.

The official launch will take place at Intertextile Shanghai, September 25–27.

“The Planet Agenda platform focuses on providing insights, technologies, products, and processes that can contribute to a more sustainable industry,” said The Lycra Company’s sustainability director Jean Hegedus. “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.”

The Lycra Company, a subsidiary of Shandong Ruyi, promises to showcase many innovations at Intertextile.

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