This is the difference between "Cotton Lycra" and "pure cotton"!
The previous article mentioned the natural characteristics that make cotton popular for a long time. We also mentioned that in order to make cotton more perfect for using in clothing, humans have created many different types of cotton materials, the most widely known of which is probably "Cotton Lycra"! (Review the previous article: "A long lasting classic underwear fabirc－Cotton" https://en.under-stand.jp/blogs/news/20190726understand)
Lycra is an elastic fiber invented by DuPont in 1959. They registered Lycra to be the brand name, and its real scientific name is Spandex, also called Elastane in Europe. People who don't know will think that this is three different fibers, but in fact they are the same thing!
Then what is Cotton Lycra? It is a fabric made of 90% to 95% cotton with 10% to 5% of Lycra. Although the pure cotton is very comfortable, it still has the disadvantages of lack of elasticity, easy wrinkling, and difficulty drying. The invention of Cotton Lycra is to solve these shortcomings of cotton materials.
The biggest feature of Cotton Lycra is its superior stretchability and wrinkle resistance. It can stretch up to 4 to 7 times of the original, and quickly restores its original shape without deformation after the external force disappears.
Combining the advantages of natural and artificial fibers, Cotton Lycra provides the comfort of skin-friendly breathability, and well-fitting without any oppression. That makes us feel comfortable and confident every moment wearing it! So in recent years, whether it is sports, functional clothing or underwear market, Cotton Lycra quickly jumped to one of the most popular fabrics.
After reading this, I believe you guys has UNDERSTAND what is Cotton Lycra.
Go check the label of your underwear when you have time, do you "Lycra" today?