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.

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Gift Your Dad Some Love Wrapped In Style This Father’s Day

Father’s Day is round the corner and you are running out of gift ideas to make daddy feel special because you made him feel special on his birthday and then fathers day last year and then again his birthday last year… the novelty is just fading away, so what can you do to make Father’s Day special this year? Try giving him a fashion makeover, within the bounds of comfort of course. Check out these fashion clothing items that will definitely win him over…

Father Son or Father Daughter T-shirts

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Since it’s Father’s Day, add a special touch to the t-shirt you get for your dad by getting yourself an identical one with some cool slogans like “Mr. Fix it” for your dad and “Miss Broke it” for yourself. Wear this on Father’s day with daddy dearest and don’t forget to take a selfie in it. Just make sure that the t-shirt is of good quality, if you’re getting it custom made. Ensure that it’s made from high quality Cotton Stretch Yarn for maximum durability that will help create long lasting memories.

Regular Fit Chinos

Chinos have been in style for a long long time and if your dad doesn’t already own a well fitted pair, get him one so that he can be stylish this year and for the years to come. Again, ensure it’s crafted from high quality cotton stretch yarn so that your dad stays comfortable and remembers your love every time he wears them.

Check Shirt

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Checks are in style this season and since it’s retro fashion, your dad will be ecstatic if you get him a checkered shirt that reminds him of how fashion was back in the day. A nice plaid shirt made with superior quality cotton stretch yarn will make a perfect father’s day gift this year!

Get one or all three and make daddy feel proud of his little one’s choice. Happy Father’s Day!

What Keeps The Shape Of Your Jeans In Tact?

Jeans, especially your favourite skinny pair, fits snugly, supports in all the right places and gives you the confidence that even a designer gown can’t. When you find the perfect pair, you swear you would wear only that for a lifetime and wish that it would last forever…but…the inevitable happens– after a couple of washes, the once snug fit becomes unshapely, the once superior support feels more like a burden to carry on your legs and, naturally, the confidence turns to despair and even flannel pyjamas appeal to you more than your once __ jeans. You know why?

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It’s because the cotton elastane yarn in the fabric of your jeans has given up.

If it isn’t high quality yarn, it is likely to give way after a couple of washes. Cotton is known to loose shape on washing which is why it is suggested to either purchase pre-washed cotton denims or, if you’re buying stretch denims, look for a slightly higher percentage of elastane, more commonly known as spandex, in your jeans. Why?

Elastane is known for its elasticity retention properties. If the Cotton Elastane Yarn in your jeans is a blend of high quality spandex which is more than 3 percent of the total composition, the jeans are likely to retain their shape, wash after wash and withstand some serious wear and tear.

So the next time you go out hunting for a new pair of jeans hoping they’d last longer than the previous pair, just take a look at the label for a higher percentage of spandex. Let better cotton elastane yarn come to your rescue!