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LYCRA® fiber

Since its introduction in 1958, LYCRA® fiber has been utilized in a wide array of clothing and accessories. LYCRA® fiber’s exceptional elasticity and shape retention dramatically improve a garment’s comfort and fit: swimwear stays in place, intimate apparel fits like the first time every time, and hosiery keeps you moving freely all-day long. Starting in the 1980s, LYCRA® fiber has transformed diapers and other personal hygiene products. Today, LYCRA HyFit® fiber is a distinct product specifically designed to meet the needs of our customers within the hygiene industry.

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LYCRA® fiber delivers fit, comfort and freedom of movement to many well-known names in apparel, resulting in unique co-branding opportunities that highlight distinction of quality. With nearly 90% global awareness*, it’s recognized by consumers, retailers and clothing companies in every corner of the world, instilling confidence in the marketplace.

LYCRA® brand fibers provide the same benefits when included in baby diapers and adult incontinence products, delivering consistent performance time and time again.

Greatest awareness and consumer following for a man-made fiber brand.

Millions of consumers associate LYCRA® fiber with comfort, quality and innovation.

*Source: LYCRA® Brand - 2017 Global Brand Health Study, IPSOS

Freedom of Movement

Consumers around the world have confirmed that products made with LYCRA® fiber are simply more comfortable to wear. Diapers and incontinence products featuring components with LYCRA HyFit® fiber have excellent stretch and recovery to improve containment and confidence for a wide range of sizes.

Skin Health

LYCRA® fiber is latex-free and unaffected by common substances such as urine, perspiration, lotions, soaps or detergents. Numerous human patch tests* have shown no reports of skin irritation or sensitization by any LYCRA® fiber.

* Shelanski and Shelanski, or Modified Draize, repeated Insult Patch Test protocol with at least 100 human subjects each.


When discretion and comfort are highly important to a consumer, only LYCRA HyFit® fiber will do. The fiber allows garment designs to be thin and discreet with superior fit.

Read more about LYCRA HyFit® fiber product innovation and manufacturer benefits.