Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Eclat to bring fabrics with Invista's Lycra Sport fibre
Eclat to bring fabrics with Invista's Lycra Sport fibre
03
Jul '17
Courtesy: Eclat
Courtesy: Eclat
Taiwan's technology-driven textile pioneer, Eclat Textile, is launching "Intentional Knit" initiative designed to offer customers customised, application-specific fabrics to meet specific performance parameters. The fabrics, based on Invista’s Lycra Sport fibre, are scientifically certified to meet clearly defined Power-Comfort-Energy (PCE) index criteria.

The new fabrics will be rolled out at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2017 show in Salt Lake City during July 26-29, 2017.

Working closely with Invista, Eclat aims to extend its reputation as a one-stop source of cutting-edge textiles, while simultaneously helping customers and their brands to differentiate and dominate in the global marketplace for sportswear.

Eclat’s 'Intentional Knit' approach capitalises on the industry trend towards athleisure. By seamlessly integrating casual, activewear and performance fabrics with Invista’s Lycra Sport technology, and using the PCE certification, the company has developed fabrics that meet customers' needs perfectly.

Eclat’s new "Intentional Knit" fabrics focus on three key themes. They incorporate a new performance concept with built-in deodorising and moisturising capability, a refined, high-performance knitted concept that is windproof and water repellent, and a rich mix of yarns and patterns that create a variety of unique jacquard designs

"In today's global/competitive marketplace, innovation alone isn't enough. You also have to be able to clearly and concisely communicate to customers the advantages of fabrics employing a technology like Lycra Sport. That's what the power, comfort and energy index enables mills to do," said Huw Williams, Invista global segment director, activewear and outdoor.

Fabrics with Lycra Sport technology are scientifically engineered to deliver exceptional comfort, fit and support to stretch activewear. They combine the proven stretch technology of Lycra fibre with demanding testing standards that measure fabric performance on a 1-10 scale across the three key PCE indexes.

Power measures the shaping or compression effect, comfort index indicates comfort - the higher the comfort index, the more comfort the wearer experiences, and energy indicates effort needed to move the fabric - the lower the energy index, the lower the effort needed to move the fabric, making it ideal for competitive sports activities.

Despite many recent advances in activewear, studies show there is still a gap between consumer expectations and actual garment performance in real life sports activities. However, where some see a problem, Invista and its forward-looking customers envisage a tremendous business opportunity.

"By testing, certifying and labeling the enhancements that fabrics with Lycra Sport technology deliver, we can help everyone in the value chain - from mills to activewear designers, manufacturers and brands - to select the benefits they desire, but find lacking in much of the activewear fabrics currently on the market," said Williams of Invista. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

'Sportswear is much more mainstream than earlier'

Fashion | On 20th Jul 2018

'Sportswear is much more mainstream than earlier'

The business of sportswear has evolved at a fast pace over the years. ...

Courtesy: YKK

Textiles | On 20th Jul 2018

Japanese firm YKK explores opening office in Uzbekistan

Japanese company YKK recently discussed with the Uztuqimachiliksanoat ...

HFPA alerts member firms on latest US tariff announcement

Textiles | On 20th Jul 2018

HFPA alerts member firms on latest US tariff announcement

The US Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA) has alerted its...

Interviews View All

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries is into manufacturing of textile process house machines, ...

Manuele Baggini

Comec Italia Srl is a world leader in the production of printing machines. ...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search