Furthering its commitment to innovation and providing sustainable solutions “for diverse needs across the value chain,” Hyosung will introduce certified sustainable materials at Performance Days Munich and the Functional Fabric Fair Portland this fall.

Creating a more traceable, sustainable story, Hyosung expanded its creora Bio-Based spandex offering to include options for the yarn to be made with a higher content of renewable resources.

Hyosung commercially introduced USDA and SGS-certified creora Bio-Based spandex made with 30 percent renewable resources in 2021, in use by global brands. According to an independent third-party LCA, “the manufacture of 1kg creora Bio-Based spandex reduces its carbon footprint by 20 percent compared to the production 1kg of conventional spandex.”

“We are very excited to follow the success of our creora Bio-Based spandex with a second phase of third-party certified fibers made with a higher content of renewable resources to meet consumer demand for traceable, bio-based products,” said Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, Hyosung global marketing director, textiles. “Customers will now have the opportunity to select the option that meets their needs.”

At Performance Days and the Functional Fabric Fair, Hyosung will also present innovations in its GRS-certified, 100 percent post-consumer recycled regen Ocean nylon made from discarded fishing nets. The company recently collaborated with Dimension-Polyant, the largest sailcloth producer and manufacturer of X-Pac waterproof laminates developed for packs and bags, which uses the fiber in the construction of its X-Pac VX21 Black, a four-layer laminate that’s flexible and waterproof.

“We are proud Dimension-Polyant, a company that shares our passion for the ocean, has selected our 100 percent recycled regen Ocean nylon made from discarded fishing nets in its X-Pac laminate collection,” said Roman Park, Hyosung Performance leader, Nylon and Polyester. “I believe that collaboration along the supply chain is how great products are created, and we are thrilled that Dimension-Polyant has joined our growing number of valued partners who’ve adopted our specialty fibers.”

Hyosung will present an assortment of multi-function fabrics and concept garments developed by its Fashion Design Center (FDC) at each trade show.

“As a complete sustainable textile solutions provider, we are proud of our ability to continually innovate and offer materials that support our customers’ sustainability needs,” said Whitmarsh-Knight.

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