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An urban aspect continues to feature in the readyto- wear market, but it is no longer confined to jeans and hoodies. A more sophisticated approach is being taken as the market looks to the activewear market for the key functionalities. This direction is a step up from athleisure, TENACIOUS is about smart fashion, steadfastly emerging onto the ready-to-wear scene in both the knit and woven sectors. Additionally, there is a strong social awareness, as sustainability comes through.

creora® spandex/elastane is the key to delivering one of the key functions, comfort fit, teaming with the natural and synthetic aspect of this direction. Performance features from smart yarns and finishes in delivering, as the consumer comprehends the benefits of UV protection, moisture management, thermal regulation and cool touch that have established in the activewear market. Recycled synthetic fibers and sustainable finishes also feature, as this socially caring consumer demands brands to deliver on this front.

PRODUCTS

  • · creora® Power Fit - high power spandex/elastane for the ultimate in shape and fit
  • · creora® Color+ - dyeable spandex/elastane
  • · creora® Black - black spandex/elastane for longevity in classic bestselling dark tones

COMPANION FIBERS

  • · BCI cotton
  • · Wool for Fall delivery
  • · Lyocell for soft touch in blends
  • · aerowarm® and aerocool® for seasonal thermal regulation in blends where the natural content is dominant
  • · MIPAN® aqua-X – performance nylon with cool touch and moisture management
  • · MIPAN® robic – high tenacity nylon for lighter weight blends with tear resistance
  • · MIPAN® regen™ recycled nylon and regen™ recycled polyester fits the social eco conscious direction
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    DWR finishes and eco membranes for additional function and added luminosity on second layer knitted shells and bottoms

  • · Colored membranes for added detail

CONSIDER

  • · Bright and matte surfaces feature
  • · Color is important especially with the inclusion of creora® Color+ dyeable spandex/elastane
  • · Double layered knits – openwork structures bonded on solids
  • · Lightweight stretch gabardine and sateen structures – finish with a performance layer for added protection
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    Performance warp and circular knits that have the comfort stretch and power stretch of creora® products plus the function from innovative performance yarns and finishes

  • · Micro slub yarns create a chalky surface effect in circular knits
  • · Perfect power stretch paper touch woven or knits that mimic can be updated through glossy membrane finishing
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    Fabrics are lighter for all seasons but still deliver the protection – warmth for Fall delivery, cooling for Summer delivery

  • · creora® Power Fit high power spandex/elastane is perfect for shaping ready-to-wear for the womenswear market
  • · High powered, soft touch liners for inserts in dresses for shaping

TARGET MARKETS

  • · Office wear
  • · Urban commute
  • · Unisex ready-to-wear
  • · Smart casual wear with an edge with comfort stretch created from creora® spandex/elastane

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