The Lycra Company

The LYCRA Company is a global company that innovates and produces fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries and is recognized worldwide for its innovative products, technical expertise, and unmatched marketing support. The company operates a production facility located in Maydown employing circa 300 employees. The company’s legacy stretches back to 1958 with the invention of the original spandex yarn, LYCRA® fiber. In addition to LYCRA® fiber, the company also own leading consumer and trade brands such as COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, ELASPAN®, SUPPLEX®, and TACTEL®.

The LYCRA Company attracts, develops, and retains high-quality talent, who help them fulfill the company’s purpose of Enhancing life through innovative garment solutions.

The Maydown site produces LYCRA® fiber used in the Apparel and Personal Care industry around the globe. This yarn services multiple categories such as Intimate Apparel, Sportswear, Swimwear , Legwear (including medical applications), Baby Diapers and Adult Incontinence products.