Lycra® Information

At Gossard we are constantly looking for, and using, new innovations and techniques to improve our swimwear.  LYCRA® Xtralife fibre provides various benefits that does just this. Several swimwear ranges use LYCRA® XtraLife fibre, which means we're providing you with products that are designed to maintain their life and keep performing as it should do, time and time again!

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A good fitting  swimsuit is a key requirement for poolside confidence, and therefore it is crucial for
the fit of the suit to be maintained wear after wear.

The typical swim environment  of chlorine, sunscreen, and heat, can make swimwear fabric quickly break down,
causing the suit to go “baggy and saggy ” and the fabric to go see-through.

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Tests prove that when fabric breakdown starts, it doesn’t stop. Damage occurs between wear and with repeated use.

XTRA LIFE LYCRA® fibre resists fibre breakage and loss of fit caused by the typical swimwear environment 
of chlorine, sunscreen and heat.

XTRA LIFE LYCRA® fibre resists degradation up to 10 times longer than ordinary elastane.

XTRA LIFE LYCRA® fibre  - for a lasting, gorgeous fit that is UNSTOPPABLE.

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LYCRA® is a trademark of INVISTA.