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Zooming in on strategic places and specific zones pushes traditional shapewear into a new league, as intelligent ingredients combined with the power of creora® spandex/elastane deliver the perfect fit, smoothing and new levels of performance. High compression vapor-like fabrics lead the way in smooth paper touch opacity to gleaming silk-like knits. The foundations for this direction is the need to have the power that creora® spandex/elastane can deliver, for the overall fit and recovery and the new direction towards sensational touch and wearability that can also be achieved.

Pulling from the activewear sector, the know-how of moisture management combined with creora® Fresh guarantees a flawless fit combined with all day freshness. Color must also be considered in this sector, black and flesh tones continue in strength but the appeal these high powered fabrics offer and the performance they deliver crosses over into a stronger fashion offering in intimate apparel. A hybrid approach of fashionable lingerie with the technical aspects in shapewear merging and creating fashionable collections with the function, performance and intelligence of shapewear.

This direction is about enhancing the female form for all occasions in new fabrics that embrace the body with a barely there effect. A new level of luxury is delivered through quality fit combined with new haptic. A new technicity revives and updates a staple sector of the intimate apparel sector, we have the ingredients we just need to rethink, rework and revise recipes for tomorrow’s consumer.

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PRODUCTS

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    creora® Fresh – moisture management spandex/elastane for all day comfort when teamed with high performance MIPAN® aqua-X nylon for the complete moisture management system

  • · creora® Power Fit – for high compression fabrics
  • · creora® Black – for intense black tones or a degrade twist to colors

COMPANION FIBERS

  • · MIPAN® aqua-X - nylon moisture management and cool touch
  • · MIPAN® FIT - FIR yarn for increased circulation and wellbeing
  • · MIPAN® opal™ for shine and iridescence
  • · MIPAN® airy™ for super-soft, featherweight power fabrics
  • · MIPAN® pastel in hybrid blends with cotton and creora® for a soft, powdery touch
  • · aerocool® cool touch polyester with super sweat absorption
  • · BCI cotton

CONSIDER

  • · Hybrid blends on the yarn front natural/synthetic/creora® spandex-elastane
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    Hybridization also features in knits structures through precise body mapping of variable modulus and performance ingredients on solid/openwork warp knits - eliminating multiple seams

  • · High power shaper wear fabrics are incredibly lightweight, vapor and barely-there
  • · Comfort, touch, fit and cool touch are all key requirements
  • · Clean cut fabrics - crucial for an invisible finish
  • · Cotton-rich shape wear fabrics with low to medium level of power for smoother essentials
  • · Matte and bright yarns contrast to create jacquard effects with added compression in strategic power zones
  • · Consider color blocking and tone-on-tone color applications for added detail
  • · Clean cut fabrics for heat bonded seams for a smooth finish
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    Contrasting textures within a garment delivering detail as well as engineered shaping at various power levels - high power micro mesh/compact medium compression warp knit

  • · Enhanced femininity in the shape wear sector will see a greater demand in power lace
  • · Micro light high powered jacquards
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    New generation shaping fabrics in circular and warp knits for 24/7 freshness with sophisticated moisture management systems

TARGET MARKETS

  • · Shape wear technology continues to cross over to the fashion lingerie sector
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    Fashion lingerie will take more of the shape wear sectors offering for smoothing effects, in turn shape wear takes on a more stylish agenda

  • · Seamless intimates with body mapped compression and performance
  • · Body mapping - engineered garments

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