Fabric Type> Lycra
Lycra fabric is the brand name for elastane material. This is a general term for any textile where elastane yarns have been used in its construction. It is strong and flexible, like rubber. It does not lose its shape or stretch when pulled and it has excellent recovery.
Lycra material can also be known as Spandex. It is a polyurethane based synthetic fibre, which has an exceptionally high degree of stretch and rapid recovery. Initially developed in 1958, it was created to replace latex rubber as a stretching agent in clothing. It is usually combined with other fibres, such as cotton or polyester and it is used in a huge variety of products – from fashion to medical equipment.