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“The LYCRA® brand stands for comfort, fit and freedom of movement. That’s what the athleisure category is all about — comfort, fit and freedom of movement. It’s just the perfect alignment for us and with our brand partners.” Pattie Ficorilli.

Athleisure is growing from a trend into a lifestyle for consumers leaving many in the intimate apparel world wondering how they can successfully enter this crowding market.

INVISTA has the answer: the LYCRA® MOVES ATHLEISURE™ platform.

It’s designed as a one-stop shop for athleisure solutions, allowing mills and brands in the intimate apparel segment to easily step into this growing sector and expand their business.

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“The LYCRA® brand is a business connector in the apparel industry, and we offer the most robust insights, solutions, and contacts in the market,” said Pattie Ficorilli, Sr. Marketing Manager Intimates. “We have the skills and knowledge to provide buyers and brands with the solutions they need to capture their share of the expansive athleisure market.”


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The selected fiber technologies, recently showcased at Interfiliere New York, deliver a range of performance benefits including moisture management, comfort, and fit:

• LYCRA® COOLING technology offers moisture management to keep the wearer cool, dry and comfortable all day long, while also providing outstanding shaping benefits.

• LYCRA® BLACK technology provides deep, rich colors and virtually eliminates grin-through in dark stretch fabrics.

• LYCRA® W technology offers deeper, rich coloration, outstanding whiteness, uniformity, and superior recovery power.

• LYCRA® SOFT COMFORT technology delivers increased flexibility for fitting in-between sizes and comfortable compression, ideal for garments requiring flexible fit like sports bra.

• LYCRA® SPORT technology is engineered to deliver exceptional comfort, fit, and support to activewear fabrics. 

• LYCRA® T400® technology combines durable stretch and recovery with moisture management benefits.

The LYCRA® MOVES ATHLEISURE™ platform went on display last month during a live model fashion show of the capsule collection on the Interfiliere New York catwalk and during an informative presentation at the trade event.

What might have slipped past viewers is an important fact that the INVISTA team is ready to help brands stand out and find what works best for them and their customers.

“We want our brands to think about INVISTA as a key partner in their product development collaboration. We want our brands to know that we offer a number of different solutions,” said Pattie. ”We want them to come and share with us what their product needs are, what they are struggling with, and let our team of incredible scientists and research people…put them in touch with the right fabric mills that can really enhance and add value to what they’re doing.”

With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit

LYCRA®, LYCRA® MOVES™, and T400 are trademarks of INVISTA.


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