What is T400 Ecomade?
T400® Ecomade is an innovative stretch fibre from the renowned company Lycra. It’s composed of one part recycled PET polyester, one part plant-based polymers and one part virgin polyester. To be exact, T400® Ecomade is made from 18% plant-based polymers, made from plants like corn, and 50% recycled PET polyester.
T400® Ecomade is a great alternative for stretch denim, where usually the stretch fibre consists of solely virgin polyester. It can be used for these same stretch denim designs with resources that are more environmentally friendly while still providing the same features and even better performance!
Why do we use T400® Ecomade fabric?
One of the essential features of T400® Ecomade is the longevity it adds to the garment. It has a high tearing strength and is highly durable. The T400® fibre components react to your body heat to create a comfortable stretch. It will bring you that custom-made feeling, like the fit is made just for you! As said before, T400® bounces back, which means your jeans will keep the original shape for far longer than regular stretch materials like elastane or nylon. Byebye saggy jeans!
Providing a more environmentally friendly stretch in our jeans is also very important to us. The T400® Ecomade fibres are GRS certified, which means it lives up to the GRS environmental, chemical and social requirements. Using recycled PET, like plastic water bottles, means less waste will end up in landfills. However, we recommend washing jeans with T400® Ecomade in a microplastic catcher, like a Guppyfriend, to avoid microplastics entering water waste.