LYCRA has been around since 1958. Since then we’ve had time to see what a revolutionary material it is. The company that owns LYCRA just developed a three-tiered system for its fabrics: LYCRA SPORT, LYCRA SPORT BEAUTY and LYCRA SPORT ENERGY.
LYCRA SPORT is a fabric for active performance. LYCRA SPORT BEAUTY is a fabric that combines performance with beauty and style. LYCRA says this tier is for “looking in shape while getting in shape.” LYCRA SPORT ENERGY fabric is innovated for compression fabrics. This top tier will be used in high-intensity and high-energy-sports garments. We bet we’ll see this label on a lot of cycling and running shorts as more and more of that is getting the benefit of compression.
“The LYCRA SPORT performance fabric standards are the expression of the Science behind the success of many sporting activities where compression, freedom of movement and comfort are key success factors for performing athletes,” said David Capdevila, global activewear segment leader at INVISTA, LYCRA’s parent company.