Hyosung, one of the largest global elastane producers with its Creora brand, has partnered with Hong Kong denim manufacturer Prosperity Textile to introduce Trans-Form, a next generation fit and comfort collection of denim fabrics featuring Creora Fit2 technology.
The collaboration collection will be introduced at the Denim Première Vision trade show Nov. 2 and 3 at the Paris Event Center in Porte de la Vilette, Paris.
“We know that flattering fit continues to be the most important consumer need in denim,” said Bart Van de Woestyne, creative director at Prosperity Textile. “As new technologies emerge, standards for fit are evolving. We developed this new Trans-Form collection as our next-generation offering for more sculpted and streamlined looks.”
Founded in 1995, Prosperity Textile has 60 million yards of annual capacity from its integrated production facility in Shaoguan, China.
Creora Fit technology was developed to meet consumer demand for second-skin fit with 360-degree comfort. The technology capitalizes on the superior setting performance of Creora elastane for four-way stretch development with reduced shrinkage and better recovery. Bi-stretch denim with Creora Fit2 technology offers more comfortable wear and a perfect silhouette.
Hyosung Corp. is one of South Korea’s top multinational conglomerates, with annual worldwide sales of more than $12 billion. Hyosung maintains a global network of more than 73 subsidiaries and international branch offices around the globe.
In July, Hyosung, which also produces nylon for intimate apparel, sportswear and outerwear and outdoor gear, said it plans to start up a Mipan nylon manufacturing facility in Nhon Trach, Vietnam. The new facility is located in the same area as Hyosung’s Creora spandex and tire core facilities.
Also in July, as part of its specialized fiber development, Hyosung launched a new odor-neutralizing spandex called Creora Fresh at the Mode City-Interfilière trade show in Lyon, France.
Last year, Hyosung increased its spandex capacity in China and Vietnam by 12 percent to 190,000 tons annually. The company also opened a Textile Development Center in Jiaxing, China, to focus on fabric development and innovation. The center includes covering, hosiery, seamless and circular knitting, and weaving equipment. The intent is to use the facilities to test new Creora spandex product innovation and to develop prototype concepts.