To continue on last posts' theme, here's another useful tidbit I learnt at swimwear workshop:
Ever wondered what the difference was between Lycra and spandex?
Well, there is none.
That's right. Lycra and spandex are two and the same.
"Lycra" simply refers to the brand name fiber invented and copyrighted by the company Invista, while "spandex" is its generic name. A North American analogy would be when we say "Kleenex" as opposed to "tissue paper".
Fun fact: Did you know that "spandex" is the anagram of "expands"?
Other fun fact: While "spandex" is mostly used in North America, "elastane" is most widely used in France and the rest of Europe.
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