Comfort Meets Performance: The Rise of Stretch Fabrics in Fashion

Comfort Meets Performance: The Rise of Stretch Fabrics in Fashion

The History of Lycra In 1958, chemist Joseph Shivers developed Lycra at DuPont as a groundbreaking alternative to rubber, initially intended for use in corsets. Lycra revolutionized the textile industry with its remarkable flexibility and strength, becoming a staple in activewear, swimwear, and fashion. Widely known as elastane, this material is celebrated for its exceptional stretch…