NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- INVISTA, one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, will present its latest innovations for denim at the upcoming Kingpins tradeshow in New York City. With a focus on the spring 2018 selling season, INVISTA will showcase a variety of COOLMAX® branded concepts, including COOLMAX® EcoMade technology. Leveraging recent consumer insights for the denim category, this innovation brings both sustainability and cool comfort to jeans.
A recent INVISTA study of 1,500 men and women across three countries revealed 75% of participants desired a jean that would help keep them cool in warm weather. And, among ingredient brands in the cooling space, the COOLMAX® brand was found to generate the most interest in purchasing a summer jean.*
Denim made with COOLMAX® EcoMade technology is breathable and moves moisture away from the skin, helping the wearer stay cool, dry and comfortable. As with all COOLMAX® branded products, these performance characteristics are permanent and don't wash out. An added benefit of fibers with COOLMAX® EcoMade technology is that they are made from 97% recycled resources. Plastic bottles are diverted away from landfills and recycled, which reduces their environmental impact on the planet. Through a six-step process, this plastic is transformed into fiber that is suitable for apparel use.
"Research shows that increasingly consumers are looking for added benefits such as cool comfort in their jeans," said Jean Hegedus, INVISTA's global denim segment director. "Denim with COOLMAX® EcoMade technology provides both the performance benefits consumers are seeking and reduced environmental impact. So, for the consumer, it's really a win-win proposition."
In addition to COOLMAX® technologies, denim with LYCRA® branded innovations will also be featured in the INVISTA booth. Stop by to see the latest concepts made with LYCRA® BEAUTY fiber which is designed to sculpt a woman's curves while still allowing her to be comfortable. Peruse new styles made with LYCRA® dualFX® technology, which provides added flexibility and resilience so jeans keep their shape, wash after wash and wear after wear.
To learn more about INVISTA fiber and technology solutions for denim, invited guests are welcome to stop by the INVISTA stand at the Kingpins Show. The show will be held on November 2-3 at Basketball City, Pier 36 at 299 South Street in New York. INVISTA will also be hosting a seminar on Global Consumer Insights on Jeans presented by Jean Hegedus on Wednesday, November 2 at 1:30 pm. To RSVP for this seminar, please email Rita.Ratskoff@INVISTA.com.
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Plastic bottles are transformed into COOLMAX® EcoMade denim through this six-step process.
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New "Embrace the Environment" advertising campaign promotes COOLMAX® EcoMade technology for denim.
With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world's largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company's advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit www.INVISTA.com, Facebook.com/INVISTAglobal and Twitter.com/INVISTA.
The Kingpins Show is an invitation-only, boutique denim sourcing show featuring a highly-edited selection of vendors that include denim and sportswear fabric mills from the U.S., Japan, China, India, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Thailand, Spain and Mexico, wash houses, full package manufacturers, trim providers and business solutions.
* Denim & Activewear Study, ICM Research, 2016
COOLMAX®, LYCRA® and dualFX® are trademarks of INVISTA.
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