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Munich - Textile fibre specialists Hyosung and Lenzing have embarked on a new collaboration to launch a sustainable fabric collection for the Active Sportswear and Intimate Apparel markets. The new collection will be launched at the upcoming ISPO exhibition in Munich in February.

The collaboration will showcase the sustainable benefits of the two companies’ leading brands; Tencel Modal from Lenzing and creora elastane from Hyosung, with the intention of offering brands and retailers new levels of performance and innovation.

“This Lenzing & Hyosung collaboration fits perfectly under the slogan Better Together,” said Andreas Guertier, Head of Active & Outdoor Global Business Development for Lenzing AG. “The combination of natural softness, comfort & performance from Tencel and the power, fit and recovery of creora elastane allows us to offer customers new products for sports and leisure clothing with unrivalled sustainable credentials.”

The collection includes:

  • Lenzing Ecovero with creora eco-soft for a softer touch, whiter whites & low heat settable for reduced energy consumption
  • Tencel Modal & creora PowerFit for smooth, natural feel with superior shaping and compression
  • Tencel Modal & creora Black for breathable, softer touch and deeper black with no grin through

“We are delighted to partner with Lenzing with this innovative fabric collection to deliver enhanced performance with products that use less energy and water and improved environmental care that today’s informed consumers demand,” added Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, EMEA Marketing Director – Performance Textiles Business, Hyosung. “Collaboration is the way forward as the textile industry seeks creative & performance solutions throughout the value chain and to meet changing market dynamics. This is just the start of our cooperation with our friends at Lenzing.”

Hyosung is the largest elastane producer in the world and this is the second time they have exhibited at the ISPO show. As part of the Hyosung product story they will showcase four key trends featuring creora elastane, Mipan nylon and polyester fibres under the SS/2020 themes:

Protect the Body - Mipan aqua-x, askin, aerowarm, aerolight, creora Fresh; Help Save the Earth - Mipan regen, regen, creora Black, creora eco-soft; Fast Fashion - Mipan rexy, Mipan duo, prizma, creora; Color+; and Lenzing & Hyosung Collection - creora eco-soft.

Hyosung fabrics have also been chosen for the 2019 ISPO Textrend for the Street Sport, Eco Era and Base Layer categories.

During ISPO, Hyosung can be found in Hall C4, Stand 326

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