Intimate wear term is an umbrella term consisting of many clothing items like bra, panties, lingerie, sports bra, nightgowns, shape-wear, loungewear etc.

In the 21st century, intimate wear has taken a new turn which started 3 years back with the beginning of the year 2015. It is no longer a secret that has to be kept hidden in our wardrobes; it is now the “Talk-of-the-town”. Intimate wear is now put out there to flaunt and to be used as a fashion statement.

All this started to unfold when the “Athleisure” trend hit the market in 2015. “Athleisure” is now not only a trend in the fashion/apparel industry but it is a new key driver which is in the front seat driving the apparel industry’s every move. It has affected every segment of the apparel sector and left no stone unturned, which is evident by analyzing all the runway collections. Intimate wear has also been influenced and has adapted and responded to this ever-developing revolution.

Now the era of uncomfortable and restraining undergarments/ lingerie has taken a back seat, with comfort and style driving the sector. This shift in lifestyle paves the way for the otherwise saturated intimate wear sector. This beautiful mixture of fashion and function in the new comfort friendly world has given the intimate wear the well-deserved recognition in our wardrobe.

Intimate wear inspired by Athleisure not only is comfortable but has desired style quotient and functionality which allows its user to easily shift between day to day activities for example: from the gym to the office and from office to outdoor activities.

Now talking about the fabric which is used in making these comfortable yet functional and stylish intimate-wear, the fabric is usually a mixture of either natural fibers or high-performance synthetic fibers along with spandex/ elastane, the spandex fiber/ elastane fiber being the common denominator in both the categories. The spandex not only provides the desired stretch to the fabric produced but also aids in the perfect fit of the garment.

This now brings INVIYA®’s I-400 into the picture. INVIYA®’s I-400 is a new series of 4th generation spandex fiber developed from advanced polymer researched in our labs at our plant in Baddi, India. I-400 is a technical elastane fiber which not only aids in providing the required stretch to the intimate wear it’s used in but also provides exceptional quality with technical advances like – resistance to chlorine, excellent recovery, smooth feel of the garment and perfect fit.





Properties-checked-to-ensure-quality-spandexBefore manufacturing any product the first thing in a manufacturer’s mind is its usability and quality of the product – in short customer satisfaction.

Production of spandex is no easy task and to ensure that the quality is maintained is not every body’s cup of tea. So, every person involved in the production of spandex yarn has to be well aware about how the entire process of spandex yarn manufacturing works and how to control it to achieve the required high quality yarn.

Spandex yarn quality is mainly checked by checking the below properties and comparing them to the required standards:

Tensile properties Recovery properties Draft ability properties

1. Tensile Properties: Testing of tensile properties need specific equipment with special kind of jaws and specific test method as the elongation % of spandex is very different to any other yarn used in textile application.

Tensile properties cover the following test parameters.

Elongation: It is defined as the “amount of stretch that a fiber can exhibit/withstand” when allowed to stretch under load till break. A good spandex exhibits elongation % between 450-550%.

Tenacity: Tenacity is the test property which measures the relative strength of the yarn. Ratio of breaking force to yarn linear density is denoted as tenacity.
Modulus at 300% elongation: Load required to elongate the yarn up to 300% elongation.

2. Recovery Properties: A good spandex should recover close to its original length once after stretching and releasing the applied load. Specific test method is used to test the elongation recovery after stretching the yarn up to 300% elongation. Minimum of 90% recovery in this test qualifies a spandex for textile application.

3. Draft ability properties: Draft ability properties are tested under dynamic condition. Specific equipment is designed to vary unwinding and winding speed of spandex with different friction points to test the draft ability.



The Newest Category of Garments Made from Core Spun Yarn is “Compression Wear”

Inviya-Blog-image-2Compression wear garments are: piece of garment / clothing which fits tightly and exerts pressure around the area worn on, mainly for medical, body shaping and sports purposes. They are generally used to provide health benefits, such as shaping the body, supporting healing after medical procedures and to provide support for people who have to stand for longer periods of time, it also aids in increasing the circulation of blood.

Now-days compression garments have evolved and are used in combination with various athletic sports-wears, in order to provide compression on the muscles to increase the blood flow, which in turn improves performance and reduces the risk of muscle or tissue injuries like chafing and rashes etc. widely faced by sportsmen and at the end also accelerates muscle recovery during and after the activity/exercise.

There are various types of compression wear having required pressure range of mainly between 5-30 mmHg.  Most commonly compression garments are made from Spandex fibre. Spandex fibre due to its high stretch, recovery and tensile properties proves to be a suitable match for construction of compression garments and are directly related to compression effectiveness. Apart from spandex fibre/ elastomeric fibre in the core construction, the engineering of the compression garments is mainly formed by stretchable structures to achieve the optimum/required stretch and compression.

Other fibres used along with spandex are: nylon, cotton, and polyester. The various types of compression garments apart from core spun ones are, knitted fabric compression garments and spandex platted cotton fabric compression garments.





Top 3 Dress Styles That You Ought To Try This Party Season

With a belief that a new start to the year deserves a new dress, party owls are all set to begin their hunt for the perfect dress to welcome the New Year in style. If you too are oblivious of the dress styles that are hogging the limelight this season and would be the perfect fit on your body, you might wanna scroll through our top picks of the season for a little inspiration.

Lace Dress


A delicate lace dress accented with chic detailing not only makes you look festive, but actually makes you feel so. The spandex fiber-infused built of the dress makes it fit like a glove without breaking off the delicate threads that make up its exquisite details. Adding femininity and sophistication without going over-the-top is not that difficult, after all!

Bodycon Dress



Nothing seems more flattering than a dress that traces the gentle curves on the body while making a statement, and a stretch Bodycon dress gives you just that! If a little tummy is what’s keeping you from trying out this diva among dresses, go for dark colours as they direct the focus away from the belly.

Hosiery Dress



If you are in search of the easiest way to look effortlessly glamorous, then look no beyond! That’s because hosiery qualifies among the most comfy fabrics, thanks to its stretch quality. It even helps you sport a form-fitting fit. The dresses made with hosiery yarn have a way of standing out among the crowd without making it look like you’re trying too hard.

Trends sure change year after year, but one thing that shouldn’t, is your unique style. Just make sure that the dress you choose is endowed with the gift of stretchy spandex fiber if you won’t mind some extra comfort while looking like a dream!