Top Ten Reasons your Clothes Should Include Spandex

Spandex has revolutionised the fashion industry over the course of a few years. It is used by numerous brands all around the world and who knows, maybe you are wearing something that uses spandex yarn in its production too. But the question is that WHY is spandex being used so much. Here are the top 10 reasons that spandex is slowly becoming a part of our daily wear.

jeans and jacketComfort
Comfort is the top priority whenever you buy clothes. Spandex makes clothing more comfortable because even 1% or 2% spandex provides significant stretch and flexibility. This is especially important in garments like jeans and jackets, which can be constricting, especially if you have to sit through a 9-5 job or say a 10-hour long flight.

Pocket Friendly
Most of your shopping sprees cut down into essential shopping because it always comes down to money, doesn’t it? Spandex allows for a stretch which means you can have fewer sizes, fewer fitting darts and seams. This makes spandex clothing really cost-friendly and you don’t have to splurge on clothes all around the year just because your size changed!

Keeps Your Knitwear In Shape
In knitwear fabric, adding spandex means that the garment will hold its shape better through repeated launderings. Most of the time, your woollens need to be replaced because the shape gets distorted after a few washes. Adding spandex makes your woollens durable and they stay in shape for a longer time. A money saver again!

 

spandex provides Elasticity and stretch in fabricElasticity
Spandex is known to stretch up to 100 times more than it’s original shape. This makes it a perfect material for one size clothing. It can fit any body shape and provides the wearer with comfort and style.

 

Gym wear/SportswearGym wear/Sportswear
Most of your favourite football players or cyclists always wear jerseys made out of spandex. In fact, that gym wear in your closet contains spandex too! Why is it so? this is because it has a high stretchability which makes the clothes agile and comfortable for movement, making it a favourite material for sportswear/activewear. What more? This material is known to absorb sweat, breathe and dry quickly. An all-rounder in so many ways, isn’t it?

General Fashion StatementGeneral Fashion Statement
Vanity has a lot to do with the rise of stretch clothing. More and more are working out and doing yoga and stretching is good for exercise. It is also good to show off the results of the exercise. Wearing gym wear or stretchable clothing, in general, has now become a fashion statement for many millennials. Most people love to wear athleisure style of clothing for a laid back yet fashionable style. These days garments are more likely to include spandex for a stretch too.

Cruelty Free
spandex is a vegan material. Spandex fabric is not made from animal-derived products, and no animals are hurt during the manufacturing process. It is considered cruelty-free and suitable for a vegan lifestyle. It is a synthetic fabric that is formed from a long-chain polymer (an organic material), and it can be combined with other fabrics like polyester or cotton (also vegan).

Lightweight
The spandex fiber is of better quality, light, supple and more adaptable compared to rubber. It is a light material making it heat resistant and a perfect choice of clothing

Strong and Durable
Spandex is a very durable clothing material which explains its popularity in the apparel industry. The fibre is resistant to wear and tear caused by sweat, detergents, body oils, lotions, etc. When spandex fabric is used in garments, it prevents bagging or sagging of the material.
Superheroes wear Spandex

Superheroes wear Spandex
Most of your favorite superheroes like Spiderman, Deadpool, Wonder Woman, Superman etc, are always in costumes made out of spandex. Clothes that are sleekly cut, close to the body, enhance speed. They also show off the musculature and physique of the wearer. Spandex helps define your body just like it does for the comic characters. It helps enhance those gym gains and is a perfect choice whether you are out for the movies or fighting super villains!

Looking for Spandex for your fashion wear, athleisure wear, denim, socks, medical wear?

Contact INVIYA®- First Indian Spandex Brand.

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How to wear it At the Gym, On the Street, and beyond – Spandex Masks

The spread of Coronavirus has changed lives all over the world drastically. People have been forced to give up things they love to prevent further spread of this potentially fatal virus. Even if anyone has to go out of the house to run some errands, they have to wear a mask for their protection. There is no other choice. If you want to protect yourself and those around you, wearing a mask is a must. However, a lot of people complain of improper fitting and breathing difficulties with masks. As per researches, spandex can be an effective remedy to this problem. Not only would it provide you with optimal protection but would not compromise your comfort either.

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The need of the hour
As the virus continues to spread, it is difficult to say when a vaccine or treatment to it would be developed. One cannot remain within the confines of their homes forever. Sooner or later, we would all have to take the risk and get out of the house to run errands, work out in gyms, or go to offices. Spandex masks can ensure that you do not compromise on your safety as you step out of the house.

According to the guidelines outlined by WHO, it is imperative that when one goes out in public, his/her face is covered with a mask. Spandex masks not only provide the required protection but also offer convenience as they are reusable. They are affordable as well, and the combination of the fabric ensures that wearing a mask does not leave you breathless.

Wear at all places with ease
A lot of people are reluctant to wear masks all the time since they are worried about appearances. However, this is one of those times when safety should take precedence. The best thing about spandex masks is that you can wear them at all times with ease.

These masks are quite stretchable and fit according to the shape of the wearer perfectly, thereby ensuring that you are provided with optimal comfort. Therefore, they do not prove to be a nuisance as you work out or run your errands. The spandex mask returns to its original shape when not in use.

You would not be able to go about your work if you are struggling to breathe due to the mask. This is not an issue you would have to face with a spandex mask. It does not obstruct breathing, and you would be able to exhale and inhale with ease. This ensures that your work is not affected due to the mask.

Spandex masks are affordable despite offering optimal functionality. They also last for a longer time, and thus you do not have to worry about your budget being strained.

Final words
The end of the pandemic seems uncertain. It does appear that for now, we have to learn to live with the threat of this deadly virus looming over us. Taking precautions can save us from a lot of problems and ensure that we do not have to bring our lives to a standstill. Spandex masks can be a valuable ally in this endeavour.

Contact INVIYA®- First Indian Spandex Brand.

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Why Spandex is the Best Fabric for Active-wear

The past few years have seen a major shift when it comes to activewear. With more and more people getting into fitness activewear has become more than just a type of clothing. If someone had told us five years ago that our workout gear would become some of our favorite wardrobe pieces, we’d tell them they were dreaming. And yet the rise of activewear is impossible to deny. Ever since athleisure became a thing, activewear gained even more popularity. Even people who do not exercise on a regular basis have activewear items in their closet for everyday wear.

While good-old-fashioned cotton might seem like a great choice, it’s actually not ideal for activewear as it absorbs moisture, which means once you start sweating, the fabric will soak it up and become heavy and uncomfortable. Thankfully, there’s been a lot of innovation in fabric technology in recent years and spandex also known as lycra has become a top choice when it comes to activewear. It was originally invented in 1937 in Germany, but it wasn’t until later in the 1950s that it was actually put to use in fabrics to make stretchable clothing. Elastane is created using a long-chain polymer called polyurethane. The prepolymer that is created is then put to react with a diamine, which helps extend the polymer. The resulting product is made into a spinning solution, which is then spun into elastane fibers known as spandex or lycra.

Why Spandex is extensively used for activewear?

  1. Stretchable – The quintessential workout fabric spandex is known for its ability to recover and stretch and when it comes to activewear, having a stretch in the fabric key. For the body to move effortlessly, the fabric has to stretchy as well as something that recovers instantly. A Spandex blend fabric is perfect for that and hence it has gained popularity over the years.
  2. Breathability – Wearing a breathable fabric during working out or any sports activity is also essential. Spandex is breathable, wicks moisture, and dries quickly and that is exactly what you need while making activewear clothing.
  3. Durability – Workout clothes are made to be durable. Workout activities can easily tear clothing if they are made up of poor quality fabrics. Rapid movements or contracting and expanding of muscles require a fabric that can stretch. Spandex is highly resistant to abrasion, seawater, body oils, detergents, etc and these are all qualities that make it not only durable but also very practical to use without the worry of stains or being damaged quickly.
  4. Combination with other fabrics – Combining spandex fibers with other fibers, such as polyester, nylon or cotton, even in minimum amounts, such as 1% of the entire fabric composition can greatly improve the other material’s ability to stretch. Spandex can be easily blended with other fabrics to give it elasticity and movement to the fabric.
  5. Comfortable – While performing any activity it is crucial to be comfortable. Choosing a fabric that will help the flow to air will not only keep you dry but also feeling fresh. Since spandex is breathable and stretchable it automatically becomes comfortable which is important.

Nowadays, spandex is used in multiple fabric blends to give it elasticity and stretch. But it still remains on the top when it comes to active-wear or sportswear. Its unique properties make it ideal for clothing that is comfortable, durable and doesn’t restrict movement.

Looking for Spandex for your fashion wear, intimate wear, denim wear, socks, medical wear?

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Fashion Trends 2020 Runway

Fashion Trends 2020 Runway

Once you’ve taken your mind off puffer jackets and snow boots, we can finally talk about spring. Our days that were spent dreaming od breezy dresses and body-fitting shorts will finally become reality soon by the end of this month. As we look towards to beginning of spring, what are we trying to find out? The top Spring-Summer trends of 2020 of course. If you’re trying to figure out what your wardrobe for the rest of the year looks like, then you’ve come to the right place. You can thereafter prep your shopping list in advance. With more than 100 fashion shows over the Spring-Summer 2020 season, the parade has finally reached the market. From hot pants to bold highlighter colors to retro-themed floral, 2020 is going to be a year full of eclectic trends.

HOT PANTS

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If body fitting pants are your forte, then rejoice because this one’s totally up your ally. Whether you want to style them with leggings or over a mesh dress, you can also pair them with knee-high boots or pumps. And rest assured that hot pants will make your legs look great! Choose hot pants in spandex fabric for maximum comfort and resilience.

HIGHLIGHTER FASHION

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Whether it’s orange, blue, pink, green or yellow – these highlighter inspired neon colors have taken over runways by storm. From high-end designers to fast fashion giants, everyone is cashing in on this trend. These vibrant shades will do wonder if you pick them in spandex fabrics for your dresses, leggings or tops! Expect functionality with comfort whenever you choose to wear this fabric.

BERMUDA BUSINESS

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Fashion has definitely become more playful. One such playful trend this year is the Bermuda Business shorts. If you thought these long-shorts were only meant for kids, then think again. Unless you’re a model or have super long legs, the length of Bermuda shorts may stunt your height. The best way to stop this from happening is to pair these trousers with flat footwear. Opt for spandex based shorts for increased breathability, keep the colours dark and pair them up with sleek button-downs to look extra fashionable!

RETRO THEMED DESIGNS

floral dresses

If you remember your grandmother’s old kitchen wallpaper then you’re lucky! It’s making a strong come back in the world of fashion and how. Every high-profile designer is looking to make their creations in this retro-themed print. A colorful abstract spandex dress could add the playfulness you need from the ‘60s. Just add some strappy sandals and you’re good to go!

VESTS AND STREETWEAR

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Vests and streetwear are definitely hitting the mark with fashion trends this year. They can be fresh, funky or streamlined and smart. Pick out your choice of vests in spandex to add a great dimension to your look!

So what are you waiting for? Tap into these 2020 Trends from the runway, and pick out some great clothing in spandex to fit your needs.

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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.