Bio-Based Lycra: Only Commercial Spandex Derived From Plants

by , 05/29/14   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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BIO-BASED LYCRA \’bī-(ˌ)ō-‘bāst-‘līkrô’\

n 1 a: Developed by Invista, a version of Lycra composed of at least 70 percent corn-derived dextrose. b: The only plant-based spandex commercially available for use in apparel fabrics and garments, including jeans, swimwear, lingerie, pantyhose, and leggings. 2 a: Generates fewer greenhouse gases because it replaces petroleum-based materials with a renewable feedstock. b: Part of Invista’s sustainability program, known as “Planet Agenda,” to reduce its environmental footprint by conserving resources, reducing emissions, and eliminating waste at its manufacturing plants. 3: Otherwise indistinguishable from conventionally manufactured Lycra, which means existing finishing processes can remain unchanged. 4: Rolling out in commercial quantities in time for the Fall/Winter 2015 and Spring/Summer 2016 collections.

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One Response to “Bio-Based Lycra: Only Commercial Spandex Derived From Plants”

  1. amybareham says:

    I had no idea this was possible – do you think bio-based lycra will actually catch on?

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