Invista, Wichita, Kan., has unveiled the Lycra® Sport performance standard for outdoor and active
apparel fabrics containing Lycra® fiber. The launch includes a new logo and hangtag as well as an
advertising program and a new website. The program emphasizes high technology and performance
standards associated with the Lycra brand, and its testing procedures and fabric qualification
standards are being shown to certain mill partners. Apparel fabric and sock manufacturers and
brands that participate in the Lycra Sport program must comply with the new standard in terms of
Lycra fiber content, fabric weight, recovery power, bi-directional elongation, fabric set, fabric
shrinkage and fit.