Boycott Lycra!

Via on Jun 8, 2011

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3 Responses to “Boycott Lycra!”

  1. sarah says:

    Wow. Any recommendations on non-Lyrca hot yoga apparel?

    • Craig Fry says:

      Not so easy. I just started researching the patent history of spandex. I'm not finding a clear answer to the question: Does Koch industries own all brands of Spandex? I have found the the term "Spandex" and "Lycra" are interchangeable in terms of chemistry. Elastane is the generic name, and Lycra is a brand name – think of ibuprofen and Advil. What I am hoping to discover is that the patent on elastane has expired and that there are other companies besides Invista (Koch subsidiary) that are producing and using it in their fabrics. Anyone more savvy with patent law and internet searching than I am out there? Please help out with this. We know it's a symbolic gesture, but would love to direct our fitness dollars somewhere besides the coffers of the Kochtopus.

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