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The LYCRA Company reconfirmed partnership with MarediModa show

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Company’s presence at Europe’s leading swimwear expo to showcase commitment to innovation, sustainability and transparency

The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing innovative fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries, was again the exclusive partner of the MarediModa international swimwear expo. The tradeshow returned in person to the Palais Des Festivals in Cannes, Nov. 9-11, after last year’s digital edition.

The LYCRA Company showcased its rich heritage in swimwear fabrics and latest technology innovations for the sector in The LYCRA® brand area lounge, an experiential space for customers, partners and other stakeholders. On Nov. 9, Alistair Williamson, Apparel Vice President, EMEA and South Asia, delivered a presentation on the company’s commitment to innovation, sustainability and supply chain traceability.

The technologies featured this year in Cannes include:

LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber - This world-class performance fiber protects swimwear fabrics from the degrading effects of sunscreen, chlorine and heat, and other harsh elements of the swim environment that cause fit loss and fiber breakage. LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber provides unparalleled shape and fit retention, setting the standard for sustainable swimwear.

LYCRA® FitSense™ technology - This breakthrough innovation eliminates the need for uncomfortable padding in swimwear, while offering comfortable support and targeted compression. LYCRA® FitSense™ technology is a patented, water-based dispersion that uses the same molecule as LYCRA® fiber, but in liquid form. Using an exclusive screen-printing technique with an array of patterns or color designs, swimwear makers can eliminate bulky inserts or extra seams that limit movement in and out of the water.

LYCRA® ADAPTIV fiber - The innovative LYCRA® ADAPTIV fiber will make its European trade debut in Cannes, opening new possibilities in personalized fit and inclusive sizing. Driven by consumer demands for garments that adapt to his or her body (not vice versa), LYCRA® ADAPTIV is a unique, patent-pending fiber that adapts to the functional needs of the wearer, whether at rest or in motion, by stretching to suit his or her movements and body type and deliver a better fit throughout the day.

The LYCRA® area was located next to the Trends Forum.

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