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Invista & Arvind team up for stretch denims in India
Jan '13
INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, teams up with ARVIND to build new roads into the high potential global denim market. This association seeks to bring to India the best of technologies from INVISTA together with the denim fabric making expertise of ARVIND, to piece together an eventful journey for the Indian denim market going forward.

Rishi Suri, Business Head - South Asia, INVISTA said, “Denim fabric was introduced to India in 1986 and the mid ’90s - 2000 was a period of rapid growth for the denim market in India. From a single mill in 1987 the number has grown to more than 27 in 2012. Considering that over 70% of the global denim fabric production lies in Asian countries, this is an extremely important segment for INVISTA and we are glad to join hands with ARVIND Limited, one of our most prized customers, to jointly offer innovative and high quality products in this growing category.”

Over the past few years, the Indian market has moved beyond the five-pocket blue denim. Jeans has evolved in terms of convenience, comfort and fashion keeping in minds the evolving lifestyles and preferences of the Indian youth. The two world leaders in their respective categories pioneered the introduction of high-quality denim technology in India a decade ago. Currently, they are looking forward to introducing INVISTA’s latest world class fabric innovations in the market catering to these specialized consumer needs.

INVISTA provides LYCRA Fiber, LYCRA T400Fiber and world-leading technological expertise to develop fabrics like TOUGH MAX LYCRA Fabric, LYCRA dual FX Fabric etc. These fabric innovations have been developed and introduced in India basis consumer needs for excellent comfort, quality, durability and style and is backed by extensive consumer research.

Aamir Akhtar, CEO, ARVIND Denim says, “INVISTA is known for its product innovation. We have had a wonderful experience collaborating with INVISTA and gaining the first mover's advantage in the region by launching stretch denims with LYCRA Fiber and LYCRA T400 Fiber, and many other innovations. The use of INVISTA’s sophisticated fiber and fabric technologies under the guidance of world-renowned designers has enabled Arvind to deliver many firsts in the international denim markets. From Arvind we ensure a stretch that performs and stretch which provides freedom to the designer to create a fashion denim he/she would want to create. We have also mastered extremely difficult stretches with Lycra like Stretch Selvedge Denim, Stretch Jacquard Denim, Super soft high recovery excel stretch denim and many more.”

Arvind Denim Division was established in 1987 and has since grown into one of the world's largest denim producer. With a turnover of US$ 180 million, Arvind Denim has a capacity for producing 110 million metres per year. The denim is exported to more than 70 countries all over the world, besides catering to the Indian market.

INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. INVISTA’s global businesses deliver exceptional value for customers through technology innovations, market insights and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including COOLMAX fabric, CORDURA fabric, freshFX fiber, LYCRA fiber, SUPPLEX fabric, TACTEL fiber, and THERMOLITE fabric. 


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