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Cannes, France - Nov 03, 2015

The 2015 edition of Mare di Moda once again highlighted the strong bond that exists between Italy's textile producers and LYCRA® fibre, a quality ingredient that gives fabrics unique stretch, resistance and versatility. That's why it is a favourite choice for the finest intimate wear, beachwear and sportswear.

The result is an exciting range of proposals where innovative fabrics combine the creativity and elegance of Italian style with cutting edge technological research and the most advanced materials. All this is reflected by the use of LYCRA® fibre and its specialties, like LYCRA® SPORT, LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ and LYCRA® BEAUTY fibres.

The LYCRA® brand displays its most important relationships at the fair, focusing on its partner companies' leading products. Here are the most exciting new arrivals for Beachwear 2017.


BRUGNOLI Unforgettable

Brugnoli's Beachwear 2017 collection is enhanced by new proposals in the Unforgettable line, the Brugnoli brand's star product. Also present in the Sport range, the Unforgettable family includes fabrics with rippling surfaces, rich in details and refined techniques, perfect for the creation of sophisticated garments that are bursting with character. These are accompanied by a made-to-measure service based on client requirements. All the beachwear garments are made using LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fibre, to provide flawless fit and exceptional resistance to damage caused by chlorinated water, sun oils and creams and high temperatures. The Beachwear Collection features decisive, on-trend colours like enamel, violet and petrol, single colour or in yarn-dyed combinations. These create even more striking effects, and are backed by the Full Shades service that enables Brugnoli to create colours requested by clients.


Sensitive Fabrics

In the new Beachwear 2017 collection EUROJERSEY's Sensitive® Fabrics offer a collection of prints and patterns combined with single colours, emphasising the potential of the brand's entire range of non-run, 100% Made in Italy technical fabrics.

Providing ideal solutions for ultra-glamorous swimwear designed for the beach or competition, Sensitive® Fabrics  offer the pleasant feeling of a second skin, with a delicate, non-constricting support action. The presence of hi-tech LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fibre for beachwear also gives Sensitive® Fabrics a whole range of outstanding qualities like perfect fit, excellent shape retention and superior resistance to chlorine and suncare products.

The new EUROJERSEY patterns are presented in five trends for five wear occasions, PACE-EARTH, SURF, SAVANNAH, ALOE and GARDENING. The 5 themes are interpreted by evoking patterns combing with the most innovative printing technologies such as the cutting-edge Eco-Print that reproduces tone-on-tone and contrast effects using a pigment able to create the design on fabric and 3D printing technology that gives the possibility to obtain texture and twine with outstanding optical and relief effect.


RIPA Splash summer 2017

A totally new arrival on the scene, given its debut at Cannes, J3290 is the new project from Maglificio Ripa.

This innovative fabric is designed for applications in the beachwear sector whose performance is boosted by the presence of LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fibre (25% of total composition). This provides superior resistance to the damaging effects caused by external agents like chlorine, suncare products and high temperatures, as well as offering perfect fit.

J3290 is an intensely opaque fabric that can also be used without a lining for a perfect fit. Available in single colour or printed version, this new product has a smooth, opulent feel. It can also be used for control costumes.



PIAVE MAITEX Tecnogrip beachwear
One of Europe's major stretch fabric producers, PIAVE MAITEX presents an extensive range of new proposals for Beachwear 2017. One of these is TECNOGRIP BEACHWEAR, an entire line of functional anti-slip fabrics with technical features that respond to all sector requirements. This is more than just a range of fabrics, it's a revolution - fabrics that seem quite normal at first glance, but actually offer highly functional non-slip characteristics that enable them to cling perfectly to the body, even in extreme situations.
The presence of the innovative LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fibre, designed to provide exclusive functional benefits for new-generation beachwear offers, means that the TECNOGRIP BEACHWEAR line features excellent shape retention, perfect fit and superior resistance to  chlorine, suncare products and high temperatures. Moreover, TECNOGRIP BEACHWEAR line offers outstanding colour yield, pill resistance, suitability for raw cut working and protection against UV rays. No more embarrassing situations - you can have fun on the beach and in the water without fear! Abrasion resistant, quick-drying, compact and high-performance, it is the ideal solution for any use. Offered in a series of vivid colours and a range of technical solutions, TECNOGRIP BEACHWEAR with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fibre is set to become one of next summer's must-have offers.   


An exciting new arrival with RE-LIFE, the zero-impact fabric with its own DOC label, developed through an in-depth research initiative by Tessitura Taiana, a company backed by Made in Italy excellence. The idea itself seems simple - to design a fabric that takes Polyester and gives it new, exciting features, because until now we've had to accept compromises in order to remain true to our love and respect for the environment. A less pleasant feel for the fabric, perhaps, or less stringent performance goals. Now with RE-LIFE, compromises will no longer be accepted!  

Thanks to the most advanced technology ever seen in the field, RE-LIFE can be used for any application, from highly sophisticated garments to extreme sportswear. The use of the innovative LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fibre also gives the fabric superior stretch, shape retention and resistance to chlorine and sun creams and oils.
The fabric is offered in two versions - RE-LIFE SILK, designed for the worlds of high glamour, well-being and resortwear, and RE-LIFE SPORT, developed to respond to the growing needs of the fitness sector, ranging from extreme sports to activewear and yoga. RE-LIFE provides long-lasting comfort and stretch performance, and though as thin as a second skin it a offers UBF 30 protection from UVA/UVB rays. It also has a silky feel, and dries in a flash.


Wegal&Tricotel presents FAVOLA for the Summer 2017 collection. This fineness 40 non-run microfibre is soft, embracing and compact, so FAVOLA is the ideal solution for creating beachwear with a perfect fit. Wegal&Tricotel selects the materials it uses with great care, which is why it has chosen LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ premium fibre for its swimwear, as it provides greater resistance, impeccable fit and perfect shape retention. Its shaping action has enabled FAVOLA fabric to obtain special LYCRA® BEAUTY for swimwear brand. These qualities make it the ideal fabric for glamour apparel that highlights and enhances the wearer's femininity with a delicate sculpting action.
For more information contact PR & PRESS ITALIA (LYCRA® BRAND)
Fulvia Concetti – - 02.4382.19.1
Vittoria Valle – - 02.4382.19.1


About THE LYCRA Company

The LYCRA Company innovates and produces fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries, as well as specialty chemicals used in the spandex and polyurethane value chains. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, The LYCRA Company is recognized worldwide for its innovative products, technical expertise, and unmatched marketing support. The LYCRA Company owns leading consumer and trade brands:  LYCRA®, LYCRA HyFit®, LYCRA® T400®, L by LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, ELASPAN®, SUPPLEX®, TACTEL®, and TERATHANE®. While The LYCRA Company’s name is new, its legacy stretches back to 1958 with the invention of the original spandex yarn, LYCRA® fiber. Today, The LYCRA Company is focused on adding value to its customers’ products by developing unique innovations designed to meet the consumer’s need for comfort and lasting performance. For more information, visit

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