Itchy Skin From Wearing Stretchable Clothing?

Do you often get rash from wearing a legging, a sports bra or a swimsuit and stay rash-free in other stretchable clothing? There’s a very big chance you’re reacting to a certain brand of spandex fibre in your stretchable clothing. Did you know that your stretchable clothing is actually made from bare spandex that undergoes various chemical processes? It’s time to toss the rash inducing clothing aside and prepare yourself thoroughly for your next purchase.


Naturally, the first question that arises is “what is bare spandex and why do I need to know about it?”

Don’t worry if you didn’t pay attention to your chemistry teacher at school or college. Bare Spandex is simply elastane in its rawest form, and elastane is a synthetic derivative of polyurethane. It was created as a substitute for rubber during the 1950’s.

With the advancement of science and technology and progress in the garment segment worldwide, special processes were invented to make spandex a versatile fibre and expand its usage. It is now flame retardant, waterproof, windproof, tear resistant and wrinkle free, among other unique properties. These qualities are achieved through chemical treatments carried out on spandex that may irritate the skin. It may trigger allergies that manifest in the form of skin rash.

That is why it is highly recommended that you purchase garments that are made with superior quality spandex and spandex blends. Brands like Inviya Spandex by Indorama Industries manufacture various types of quality controlled spandex fibres and yarns that are used in garments today.

Look for Inviya fibre in your next stretch-wear purchase and say goodbye to skin rash.

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