Hyosung presents new sustainable textile solutions at Functional Fabric Fair

Innovation in motion to help solve brands’ bespoke sustainability needs

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Committed to investing in continuous innovation, Hyosung will introduce its latest sustainable textile solutions at the Functional Fabric Fair, Portland, OR on April 4 -5, booth 1413A.

Highlighted will be Hyosung’s new USDA and SGS-certified creora® bio-based Black spandex partly made with renewable resources, providing reduced carbon emissions compared to the production of conventional spandex. In addition, the company will also launch its 3rd party-certified, 100% recycled creora® regen Black spandex, delivering water-saving options for a more sustainable production process. Both fibers provide a deeper, darker black color to help eliminate grin-through, together with the same powerful stretch and recovery benefits as its conventional creora® Black spandex.

“Several brands approached us to develop a dope-dyed Black spandex with the additional benefits of being partly made from renewable resources or 100% recycled”, said Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, Hyosung Global Marketing Director – Textiles. “So, it made perfect sense take the technology used to make our successful creora® Black spandex and add it to our creora® regen and creora® bio-based spandex to meet our customers’ diverse needs.”

Also at the show, Hyosung will present fabrics from global mill partners developed with its new regen ocean, a GRS-certified, 100% recycled nylon made from discarded fishing nets and other reclaimed nylon waste. Hyosung conducts an extensive collection, chemical recycling, and creation process to produce exceptional-quality yarn that meets brands’ performance expectations and contributes to their corporate sustainability goals.

“Cleaning up our oceans is critically important for the health of our planet”, said Whitmarsh-Knight. “With our ocean-based recycled fiber offering, brands can produce fully traceable eco-friendly products that are in line with their sustainability objectives and convey a compelling message to consumers.”

To better help product developers and designers envision products made with Hyosung’s comprehensive range of performance fibers, Hyosung will have a broad assortment of fabrics and concept garments developed by its Fashion Design Center (FDC) on display.In addition to creora® regen Black spandex, creora® bio-based Black spandex and regen ocean, other featured yarns include:

  • creora® regen: 3rd party-certified, 100% recycled spandex
  • creora® bio-based: spandex made with 30% renewable resources
  • creora® color+: acid/reactive dyeable spandex
  • regen Xanadu: made with a blend of recycled post-consumer PET and corn-based materials
  • creora® EasyFlex: soft stretch spandex for exceptional comfort


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