The Lycra Company Announced as Key Sponsor for PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2024

The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing sustainable fibre and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries is proudly announced as the Key Sponsor of the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards, hosted on 18-20 November 2024 at the purpose-built venue – The Vox, Birmingham, UK, conveniently situated in Resort World on the NEC campus.

The annual PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards is organised by the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW®) and is an educational, networking event dedicated to the international supply chain for the uniform, workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) markets. The Premier Sponsor for 2024, is the Workwear Uniform Group.

As the Key Sponsor for 2024, The LYCRA Company is exemplifying true textile innovation based on need in the professional clothing industry – considering durability, comfort, sustainability, and inclusivity. The LYCRA Company is now targeting its fibre portfolio for functional performance in the workwear market, leveraging its COOLMAX® and THERMOLITE® fibres for temperature regulation, alongside LYCRA® T400® fibre for stretch, comfort, durability and recyclability and LYCRA® ADAPTIV that offers the ultimate stretch for comfort and inclusivity requirements in uniform and PPE programs.

The LYCRA Company enhances life at work through innovative garment solutions, creating industry-leading fibre and technology solutions, with over 1000 patents and applications designed for comfort. The LYCRA Company has pioneered innovations in spandex, polyester, nylon and other related technologies to elevate the wearing experience.

Now, The LYCRA Company is delivering recycled materials into its fibres, giving upgraded durability, improved stretch and recovery to the professional clothing industry, plus improved moisture management, cooling solutions and lightweight warmth.

The LYCRA Company is the Key Sponsor at the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2024, underscoring its dedication to driving positive change in the industry, fostering collaborations, and promoting sustainable practices. By partnering with the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards, LYCRA® will be part of a unified voice which will inspire and empower industry professionals to embrace innovative solutions that harmonise performance, comfort, and environmental responsibility.

Marc Souto, Workwear Project Leader at The LYCRA Company commented: “As a global leader in innovative fibre and technology solutions, The LYCRA Company is proud to sponsor the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2024 in Birmingham. We look forward to welcoming delegates and sharing our vision for a more sustainable and high-performing future for the professional clothing industry. This event represents a pivotal platform for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and driving positive change.”

Yvette Ashby, CEO, PCIAW® said: “We are honoured to have LYCRA® as the Key Sponsor for 2024. Their commitment to innovation and sustainability aligns with our association’s mission to elevate the professional clothing supply chain. With LYCRA®’s support, we anticipate an engaging and transformative event that will inspire industry professionals to embrace cutting-edge solutions.”

The PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards event takes place over three days from 18 – 20 November 2024.

  • 18 November – PCIAW® Factory Tours showcases UK-made professional clothing, textile processing and state-of-the-art automated warehousing.
  • 19 November – PCIAW® Summit & Exhibitor Workshops 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
  • 20 November – PCIAW® Summit & Exhibitor Workshops 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.
  • 20 November – PCIAW® Awards begins with a champagne reception at 6:00 pm followed by a three-course gala dinner. The PCIAW® Awards ceremony begins at 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm, complete with an evening of networking and entertainment.

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