Thursday 12 May 2022

Hyosung Xanadu fibre popular for Athleisure trend

A bio-based polyester yarn from Hyosung is proving popular among brands looking to produce commuter-ready apparel as people return to the office, the company has reported.

Hysosung’s Xanadu mechanical stretch fibre is a multi-functional fibre made from a blend of PET and corn-based materials. It has a spring-like structure that provides comfortable stretch and recovery. Additional fbenefits include moisture absorption and quick drying, wrinkle resistance and colour retention, making it ideal for Athleisure garments.

The company also offers an eco-friendlier version, regen Xanadu, made with a blend of recycled post-consumer PET and corn-based materials.

‘We’ve had incredible interest in Xanadu due to the fibre’s balance of stretch, recovery, fit and comfort,’ said Mike Simko, Hyosung global marketing director for textiles. ‘It’s a great solution for performance apparel styles like commuter pants, joggers and workout tops that want more of a comfort stretch garment than high control.’

Hyosung recently published a Life Cycle Assessment for its GRS Certified, 100% recycled regen polyester fibres made from post-consumer PET. The study discovered that, in comparison with the production of 1kg of virgin polyester, regen polyester reduces CO2 generation by 66.5%, use of fossil fuels by 80%, and water by 71%.

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