COMPARISON OF SPANDEX WITH RUBBER

difference-between-spandex-fibre-and-rubberSpandex and rubber are often mistakenly thought of to be the same due to their common property to impart “Stretch”, but in reality, both of these are extremely different. Rubber is produced naturally or synthetically while Spandex can only be synthetically manufactured. Apart from this difference, there is a varied range of areas where they both differ entirely which is explained below.

Definitions:

Definition of Spandex: Spandex is a synthetic fibre known for its exceptional elasticity. It is a polyether-polyurea copolymer that was invented in 1958.

Definition of Rubber: Initially produced, rubber consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds, plus water.

How it’s Made:

Spandex: It is made up of a long chain polymer called polyurethane, which is produced by reacting polyester with a di-isocyanate. The polymer is converted into a fibre usually using a Dry Spinning Technique.

Rubber: Natural: It is produced from the Hevea brasilienesis rubber tree and is the protective fluid contained beneath the bark. It is a cloudy white liquid, similar in appearance to cow milk.

Synthetic: It is petroleum-based, and is derived from the co-polymerization of styrene and 1,3-butadiene (SBR).

Keep reading more about the comparison of Spandex with Rubber here – https://www.inviya.com/blog/difference-between-spandex-rubber/

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Tie-Dye – The Biggest Revamped Spring Fashion Trend of 2019

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If you thought that tie-dye fashion is a thing of the past, well think again, for this chic boho look has taken over fashion runways for the latest spring collection of 2019.

A popular trend in the ’60s and ’70s, this psychedelic spring fashion trend is back in vogue, all thanks to New York Fashion Week which showcased it in its revamped avatar, for the world to follow the trend. Tie-dye earlier used to be just your t-shirts donned in an eclectic mix of colors which looked like someone filled the rainbow in a balloon and splashed it onto the fabric. But now the technique tells a completely different story. Not only has it become classier but also it is not just limited to your comfy t-shirts or kaftans anymore.

One of the reasons tie-dye is making a comeback with aplomb in spring fashion is the fashion industry’s endeavor to shift the scales more towards sustainability. Where earlier tie-dye gave out a hippy and bohemian vibe, the carefully chosen color palette now has made it more sophisticated, enough to be sported by fashion icons and celebrities like Beyonce, Gigi, and Bieber. The colors have changed and so have the fabric and the styles in which tie-dye was incorporated earlier. T-shirts have always been the favorite medium for tie-dye but this style is now being seen in blazers, pants, trench coats and even socks for that matter. It is not a child’s play anymore, literally.

Jumpsuits – With half of the jumpsuit in a solid color the lower half portion under the knee in tie-dye is the perfect way to maintain that balance between the two worlds of solids and tie-dye.

Jackets – A bomber jacket in tie-dye matched with pinstripe trousers is the new boho-meets chic look for spring fashion style 2019.

Maxi dress – A favorite fabric this season for tie-dye is satin and a maxi dress in satin brings out the colors in a brilliant way.

Shirt – Don’t wait to book a trip to the beach to try this shirt. Designers are experimenting with fabrics like denim for spring fashion casual look and trust us it looks gorgeous.

Jumpers – Its tie-dye all year round now with even the woolens getting to experience the beauty of it, first with jackets and now jumpers.

Scarves – Scarves are something that adds an element of style to your ensemble and when you pair one in tie-dye with a solid pastel shirt and stretch denim you simply look like million bucks.

T-shirts and sweatshirts – Something you can easily pair with a pair of tights, shorts or a pair of stretch denim.

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Picture Credits – Ralph lauren

Bags – Now this is a new one, for accessories are also part of your outfit and a big one for that matter. Spring fashion bags or say Tie-dye bags can go with just about anything, solids or prints, pastels or earthy colors.

 

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Picture Credit – Urban Outfitters

Bonus Tip – While carrying this tie and dye fashion trend, keep in mind that less is more so don’t go overboard with it and keep a few pieces in solids to create a synced look.

Spandex on the Runway – Let Your Spandex Outfit Steal the Show

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Spandex is here and it is here to stay, sweeping all runways and spreading like wildfire. Right from cycling shorts to blouses and in solids to floral prints; you have never before been so spoilt for choice when it came to this amazing thing called spandex – the core of stretch fabric. When someone as big as Chanel gives a nod of approval to Spandex at the Paris Fashion Week, the world sits up and definitely takes notice. Spandex outfits are now being touted as the hottest trend for 2019 and not just in the shorts category but also in that of leggings. You know what to stock up on for this season, what’s left to do is to decide how to style your spandex beauties.

  • The spandex co-ordinates

Printed spandex short with a matching printed top is the way to go. The bike shorts are perfect for your day at the beach when you match them with a hat and some shades.

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  • Animal print

Spandex fabric and animal print, you simply cannot say no to this one. A leather bomber jacket, some ankle boots and you can hop onto a bike for a fun evening in town.

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  • Go floral

Floral biking shorts and a matched crop top will make you ready for a luncheon. Throw over a denim shrug or a short jacket and pair them with some casual shoes.
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  • Athleisure at its best

Spandex Mesh leggings and a t-shirt or a sports bra made of spandex is going to amp up the heat in your at your workout session for sure. Throw over a sweatshirt and you can instantly turn the look into loungewear.  

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  • Capris

You simply cannot decide on how long you want your lowers to be but what you can decide is that you want them in stretch fabric. Take the middle road and go in for capris made of spandex fabric and team them up with a blazer. When in doubt, the world goes the Chanel way, which was anyway the frontrunner in endorsing spandex as the flavor of the season. So a pink tweed blazer it is, ala Chanel style.

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  • Seamless leggings

A tailored blazer, a white shirt, and your heels: the perfect ensemble for a day at the office. Spandex is everywhere, right from the beach to your board meetings. Embrace this beauty which makes you look like a million bucks.

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  • High waist and mid waist leggings

Now this one definitely needs no second thoughts. First, it is stretch fabric and then it is high or mid waist which is going to do magic for your silhouette. These stretched spandex pants can be paired with a loose top for a casual look or with a blazer or jacket for a more formal appearance.

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  • Biking shorts

Comfortable stretch has never looked as gorgeous as it does in biking shorts. You simply have to take that white t-shirt and denim jacket out of your closet to complete the chic look.

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  • Spandex dress

Go twinning with your BFF in spandex shiny dresses and make heads turn at the divas in the room.

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TOP WAYS TO TIE A SCARF

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No matter what the season is, scarf always adds a perfect touch to your outfits. The following are the top ways to tie a scarf knot that will let you know how differently one can tie and look stylish.

The availability of variety in fabrics, shapes and sizes makes it ideal for all seasons.

Tying a scarf doesn’t take any special skill but only the right trick. Check out the 9 top ways to tie a scarf and revamp your outfit in just few seconds:

1.Bunny Ear 

a) Drape scarf over shoulder with one end significantly longer than the other end. Loop the longer end around your neck twice in the same direction.

b) Tie a simple overhead knot with both the ends of the scarf.

c) Fit the loop over the knot so that two ends are dangling off the loop, slightly the side.

2.Infinity Loop

a) Drape scarf over shoulder so that both the ends become equidistant.

b) At the very bottom of both the ends, tie an overhead knot.

c) Tie another overhand knot to ensure that the first knot does not slip.

d) Take the loop and twist it in such a way so that it takes shape like an “8”.

e) Drape the bottom loop of the “8” over your head.

3. European loop 

a) Fold the scarf in half lengthwise.

b) Drape the folded scarf over shoulder, with the non- folded end significantly longer then the folded end.

c) Fit the non-folded end into the loop created by the folded end and tighten.

4. The Waterfall 

a) Drape scarf over shoulder, with one end significantly longer than the other end.

b) Loop the longer end around your neck, once.

c) take the end you used to loop and secure it by the top corner.

d) Fit the top corner of the loop at the side of the neck.

5. The Modern Loop 

a) Drape Scarf over shoulder with one end, slightly longer than the other end.

b) Loop the longer end around your neck, once.

c) Adjust the loop over neck and balance out the ends of the scarf.

Keep reading about more scarf styles here – https://www.inviya.com/blog/top-ways-to-tie-a-scarf/

I WAS BORN FREE, MY CLOTHES CHAINED ME. – ANONYMOUS

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The very antithesis of what someone said above, is Spandex.

Mere presence of Spandex in what you wear ensures that your clothes are just like your extended skin. Also known as Elastane [Europe], it has a versatile and amazing functionality of engineering fabrics with desired elasticity and strength.

At the basic level, one should know that Spandex is underneath the covering yarn, therefore covering yarn material surface will influence the running performance. Typically the covering yarn is Core Spun Yarn (CSY), Single Covered Yarn (SCY), Double Covered Yarn (DCY) and Plied Yarn, and Air covered Yarn (ACY).

Most important requirement for a stretch garment is that apart from Body comfort and fit, it has a natural appearance and recovery from elasticity. While allowing freedom of movement, it shall be breathable and durable. How and where a stretch garment is to be used depends largely on the degree and direction of elasticity, it provides.

The inherent benefits related to Spandex, ensure that it has not only Lifestyle applications, but also has vast and varied technical textile applications. It is used in Sportswear, stretch denim, Bottom wear, Swimwear, Tops [Shirting and Blouses], Intimate wear, Undergarments, Diapers, Socks and leggings.

Spandex has come as a boon to the medical industry with its usage being far and wide across Personal Hygiene [eg. Diapers, training pants], Surgical hose, Surgical Gloves and many more.

Moving beyond the conformist applications, Spandex has made other industries also notice its versatility and is now being widely used in Home Furnishing, Car Upholstery, Cables etc.

It is this cross-category applications of Spandex that the market in seeing a lot of action world-over, in its efforts to introduce innovation and newness, in the most cost-effective way.

India, currently consumes around 6000MT/Year (100% imported) of Bare Spandex. However, against a global growth of 7%, India is growing at 12-14% per annum in its Spandex consumption, led by the growth in organized retail, branded clothing, high GDP growth rate and a relatively positive consumer sentiment. We clearly see the market growing exponentially in coming years as consumers spending power goes further North, their aspirations and lifestyle drives them to seek more and seek better, which is what Spandex imparts. It empowers your clothes with Better and More of you.