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This very special limited material is stretchable and luxurious with a lot of bling. We might know Lycra of our good old swimming suit, but Eclipse makes the most versatile textiles based on Lycra you have ever seen. Lycra or elastane is a synthetic fibre known for its exceptional elasticity. It is stronger and more durable than natural rubber. It is a polyester-polyurethane copolymer that was invented in 1958 by chemist Joseph Shivers at DuPont’s Benger Laboratory in Waynesboro, Virginia. When introduced in 1962, it revolutionized many areas of the clothing industry.
Eclipse Textiles, based in Australia, is the leading national and international wholesale supplier of fabrics knitted with Lycra fibre and Spandex, used for Swimwear, Active Sports, Fashion, Dancewear, and Intimate Apparel markets. For individual print styles or colour requests, Eclipse Textiles offers custom dye batch productions of stretch fabrics as well as custom screen or digital printing services. Chloride resistant, recycled, holographic, 3D, mesh, lace, super sheer, with great colours and a great look and feel: the variety is huge.