The LYCRA Company Announces
Gold Level Material Health Certificates for 25 products
The Lycra Company has been awarded Material Health Certificates at the Gold Level by the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Jean Hegedus, sustainable business development director for The Lycra Company, said that these certifications underscore the company’s commitment to both transparency and safety. ‘Our goal was to make a step-change toward safe, fully optimised chemistries, so we looked to certify a broad range of products used across multiple fabric types and applications.’
The Lycra Company and its suppliers had to disclose all ingredients in each product to the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Customers specifying the fibres with Gold level Material Health Certificates can therefore be assured of transparency about the product’s ingredients and suppliers.
The move to expand safe, fully optimised chemistries is a key component of The Lycra Company’s Planet Agenda platform for sustainability. Initially launched in 2008, Planet Agenda touches every aspect of The Lycra Company’s business and is based on the belief that having a healthy business also means having a healthy planet.
A listing of the products with Material Health Certificates, which are valid for two years, can be found on the company’s website (lycra.com/sustainability).