WILMINGTON, Del. — January 12, 2021 — The LYCRA Co., a global leader in sustainable fiber solutions for the apparel industry, is pleased to announce that 25 of its LYCRA® fiber products have been awarded Material Health Certificates at the Gold Level by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. A listing of the products with Material Health Certificates, which are valid for two years, can be found on the company’s website and the website of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
“Our goal was to make a step-change toward safe, fully optimized chemistries, so we looked to certify a broad range of products used across multiple fabric types and applications,” said Jean Hegedus, sustainable business development director for The LYCRA Co., who states these certifications underscore the company’s commitment to both transparency and safety.
“For each product type, we had to disclose our ingredients to the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute; and our suppliers, in turn, had to disclose their ingredients for full transparency,” said Dr. Francis Mason, a senior research engineer at The LYCRA Co., who oversaw the project. “The products with Material Health Certificates come from all six of our LYCRA fiber sites, so this recognition is truly global in scope.”
By specifying the fibers with Gold level Material Health Certificates, customers can be assured of transparency about the product’s ingredients and suppliers and The LYCRA Co.’s commitment to continuously improving the sustainability profile of its products.
The move to expand safe, fully optimized chemistries is a key component of The LYCRA Co.’s Planet Agenda platform for sustainability. Initially launched in 2008, Planet Agenda touches every aspect of The LYCRA Co.’s business and is based on the belief that having a healthy business also means having a healthy planet.
Posted January 12, 2021
Source: The LYCRA Co.