Hyosung presents Sustainable Textile Solutions at Functional Fabric Fair

Innovation in motion to help solve brands’ bespoke sustainability needs

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 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