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.

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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

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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.

Perfect Spandex Swimwear Suits – A Brilliant Guide

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A swimsuit gives you the freedom to enjoy the waters without you having to worry about a wardrobe malfunction. The bikini or a one piece in a luxurious fabric is great for clicking pictures at the beach but when it comes to picking something that can make you really enjoy your swimming in the waters, it’s spandex swimsuit. There used to be a time in the history of swimwear when practicality and style did not co-exist and if you wanted a swimwear suit that would be super comfortable it was definitely not something that you could show-off at the beach

Things have changed so much since then with spandex swimwear being designed to look chic and entering the genre of athleisure. Even the swimwear material which is now being used by designers lets you experiment with the design of the swimsuit. The swimsuit material is very important and depends on the weight you give to durability, fit and stretchability.

Spandex still remains the top pick for anyone who is really serious about his or her swimming wear.

• Polyester

Polyester swimsuit fabric is not one of the softest swimwear stretch fabric but it is picked up for some of the practical qualities it offers. Polyester blended with spandex gives an improved elasticity to the swimwear and is a popular selection. The best part about going in for polyester is that firstly it is chlorine resistant and secondly its color doesn’t fade off like other swimwear fabrics. This fabric ranks high on breathability, dries out quickly and is quite a low maintenance one.

• Nylon

Another choice for swimwear is nylon which is not as long lasting as polyester and is also not chlorine resistant. Nylon, however, is a lightweight fabric and gives a good fit. Though nylon is abrasion resistant like polyester it does not have good moisture absorbency.

Both of these when paired with spandex fiber gives the wearer a new and freeing swimming experience. These fibers when combined with spandex give birth to a new improved swimsuit which aids in reducing drag in water and simultaneously boosts performance while providing you the maximum comfort and allowing free movements.

Choice of design in spandex swimwear

#The one piece

You can pick up a one piece which will cover up your side bulges and love handles. One piece swimsuits now come with zippers too for a better fit.

#Full sleeved swimsuit

This swimsuit comes with full sleeves to give you UV protection to the fullest while the bikini cut down below gives you the freedom to swim with ease.

#Padded spaghetti swimsuit

This one comes with padding to give you an appealing fit and is the perfect choice for a perfect weather day at the beach.

#Surf leggings

These are one of the most versatile pieces of swimwear that you can own. You can surf in it, swim and even do your yoga class in them.

#The Bikini and the tankini

You can now have your have super stylish spandex bikini which fits you like a second skin. The tankini top is another choice for you and both of these can be matched with surf leggings or beach shorts.

Which is your favourite swim wear design? Share with us in the comments below