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All you need to know about Eco Lycra

eco lycra overview
Lycra is a synthetic fiber (also known as elastane and spandex) famous for its immense elasticity (to 5-8 times its usual size).
Our Eco Lycra is mixed with recycled polyester fibres to create a strong, stretchy and durable fabric that is ultrachlorine resistant, will not be harmed by oils and suncreams, and does not pill. It is a knitted fabric to aid the stretch further, and increase flexibility and comfort. It is light weight, soft and feels great on the skin.

 

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#1 image. ECO LYCRA CLOSE-UP (LIFE IS A MESH)

 

Lycra is very popular because it:

 

~is stretchy, while keeping its original shape.
~is a fast dry, making it perfect for swimwear and sports.
~is light weight, being breathable and feeling good on the skin.
~ is comfortable, as it allow movements of the body.
~drapes well, resisting creases and wrinkles. 
~is not sensitive to cosmetics, sun cream or seawater, having a long life span.

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Our Eco Lycra is perfect for

 

~ Swimwear.  Swimswuits, Bikinis and all garments made to be wet and confortable.
~ Sportwear. Leggings, Leotards, Skirts, Shorts, Tops for all kind of sports as Dance, Hiking, Biking and Tennis.
~Footwear. Furnishing for elastic shoes, as sandals.
~Underwear. Boxers and form-fitting underwear.
~Accessories. Head bands and other elastic accessories.

 

We have a range of prints to choose from, where you can print them on our Eco Lycra and other Recycled Fabrics. To access our Gallery click here or to see more info regarding our Print Studio click here.

 

Also, if you have your own custom design or a defined plain colour you can print it on our Eco Lycra with no extra cost. To start this process click here.

 

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#2 image. ECO LYCRA samples (LIFE IS A MESH)

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eco lycra care

Our Eco Lycra washes at max. 30ºC, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, iron low (max 100 ºC) and possible to dry clean with any solvent except trichloroethylene. Thanks to our quality sublimation printing process the colour fastness is very strong providing vibrant color and strong wash durability.eco lycra care illustrations

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Our Eco Lycra is made from 86% recycled polyester (learn more about recycled polyester here) from pre and post consumer plastic, meaning that we do not needed to create new raw materials for these fabrics, and instead we used non-biodegradable materials, saving plastics heading to landfills, energy and water, while making an active and effective contribution towards preserving nature.

 

All suppliers involved in our Eco Lycra have the following certification:

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Below some inspirations on how different Brands use Lycra on their products.

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#3 image. Swimsuit (Conscious Swimwear), Bikini (Reformation), Swimsuit (Londre Bodywear) 

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#4 image. Bikini (Living Tide), Surfwear (MG Surfline), Sun Mask (MG Surfline) 

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#5 image. Swimsuit (Latitid), Sandals (Bzees), Lycra Sweat (Billabong)