Furthering its commitment to continuous innovation and providing sustainable solutions for diverse needs across the value chain, Hyosung will introduce a unique offering of certified sustainable materials, which it will present at Performance Days Munich, Kingpins Amsterdam, and Functional Fabric Fair Portland this fall.
Creating a more powerful, traceable sustainable story, Hyosung is expanding its creora® Bio-Based elastane offering to include various options for the yarn to be made with a higher content of renewable resources. Hyosung was the first company to commercially introduce USDA and SGS-certified creora® Bio-Based elastane made with 30% renewable resources in 2021, which has been successfully adopted by leading global brands. According to an independent 3rd party LCA, the manufacture of 1kg creora® Bio-Based elastane reduces its carbon footprint by 20% as compared to the production 1kg of conventional spandex.
“We are very excited to follow the success of our creora® Bio-Based elastane with a second phase of third-party certified fibres made with a higher content of renewable resources to meet consumer demand for traceable, bio-based products,” said Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, Hyosung Global Marketing Director – Textile
Anticipating denim brand needs, Hyosung has added the following creora® 3D Max elastane offerings to include sustainable and functional version of the fibre that matches the same performance and recyclability benefits as conventional creora® 3D Max elastane. They include USDA and SGS-certified creora® Bio-Based 3D Max elastane, RCS certified, 100% recycled creora® regen 3D Max elastane made from industrial waste, and creora® Easy 3D Max elastane that provides soft power, excellent stretch and is recyclable.
“As a complete sustainable textile solutions provider, we are proud of our ability to continually innovate and offer materials that support our customers’ sustainability needs,” said Whitmarsh-Knight.
To help product developers and designers conceive garments made with its innovative yarns, Hyosung will present a broad assortment of multi-function fabrics and concept garments developed by its Fashion Design Center (FDC) at each show.