Hyosung, the manufacturer of spandex and developer to commercialize bio-based spandex, received eco-product certification from Standard Global Services (SGS), guaranteeing that its creora bio-based spandex is made with plant-based materials and manufactured in a harmless and eco-friendly environment. 

Hyosung’s creora bio-based spandex replaces 30 percent of petroleum-based resources with bio-based raw materials from industrial field corn, also called dent corn, reducing its carbon footprint by 23 percent compared to regular spandex production.

The sustainably grown feed-stock used to make the fiber is responsibly grown by farmers who target and measure their efforts to protect the land, air and water.

“Brands are looking to develop deeper connections and trust with consumers concerned with how products they love impact the environment,” said Mike Simko, Hyosung Textiles’ global marketing director. “As a sustainable textile solution provider, it was very important for us to certify and document creora bio-based spandex so that our brand partners can pass along this verification and sustain consumer loyalty.”

Creora bio-based spandex is suitable for all textile applications used for sportswear, ready-to-wear and loungewear. It provides the same stretch quality and recovery as Hyosung’s creora Powerfit spandex.

According to Simko, Hyosung plans to introduce creora bio-based spandex with 100 percent bio-derived content.

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