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Cheynet, French elastics specialist, bags ‘Designer of the Year’ award

This year, Interfilière Paris and Paris Capitale de la Création felicitated Cheynet, a French company, specialising in elastics and yarn processing for over 70 years, with the ‘Designer of the Year’ title. The Cheynet Group, which is present internationally, serves varied markets with its products, including lingerie, swimwear, corsetry, medical-grade fabrics, activewear and ready-to-wear, footwear and men’s underwear. Grégoire Giraud, CEO of Groupe Cheynet exults, “We are delighted to receive this award. It is a real recognition by the profession of all the efforts made by all the teams at Cheynet, and of our truly fashion-focused collections.” Interfilière Paris trade show, the only international event exclusively focused on fabrics and textile accessories for the lingerie, beachwear, and activewear segments, will be held alongside the Salon International de la Lingerie from January 20 to 22, 2019 at Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles in Paris.

Cheynet’s R&D department is working on various innovations such as Brodex, which permits embroidery on elastics or rigid tape; dual-stretch elastics that stretch both lengthwise and crosswise; silicone applications — using them for their anti-slip potential (on the back of strapless bras, inside the top of stay-up stockings) — the company is now developing new surface applications for this material.

Anne Ménager, Marketing, Communications and R&D Director explains “Since 1948, Cheynet has gained a reputation as an expert in elastics manufacturing, with its mastery of technical criteria and the quality of its products. Today, Cheynet is working to uphold this reputation and pursue its development hand in hand with our industry partners. Boldness, courage, a modern spirit, enthusiasm, and agility are the values promoted by the teams at Cheynet, so that we remain the essential supplier of elastics,” Elastics are being used in many creative ways by lingerie and fashion designers. The athleisure trend, mixing style and athletic silhouettes, has contributed to the emergence of lingerie featuring wide chest bands and high waistbands; the ready-to-wear segment has stretch waistbands that incorporates flexibility and volume to silhouettes.