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Spandex fiber is manufactured in the United States by DuPont™, and is called Lycra. This fiber was invented in 1959 by DuPont chemist Joseph Shivers. Lycra has excellent stretch and recovery properties. It can be stretched over 500% without breaking, and it can be stretched repeatedly and still recover its original length.

Spandex fiber is more durable than rubber, soft, smooth and supple. Even more: it is resistant to body oils, perspiration, lotions or detergents. Lycra has no static or pilling problems. Spandex produced in Europe is called Elastane.


Fixation, Cascade
Point Print, Lana Grossa
  Silk, Lang    

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Cascade FIXATION [98.3% Cotton, 1.7% Spandex (Lycra]
Lana Grossa POINT PRINT [96% Cotton, 4% Spandex (Elastane)]
Lang SILK [98% Silk, 2% Polyester-Elite]



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