INVISTA, IFF Enter Consumer Textile Alliance
INVISTA Apparel, Wilmington, Del., recently entered into a non-equity alliance with New York
City-based International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. (IFF), a designer and producer of flavors and
fragrances. The companies plan to develop well-being and cosmetic benefits in apparel. The alliance
specifically will target Invista's Body Care by Lycra® brand a year-old line of fibers and fabrics
that enable massaging and moisturizing benefits and freshness to be incorporated into clothing by
merging IFF's encapsulation and delivery knowledge with Invistas fiber and fabric resources.
"By converging textile science with other technologies, we will be able to offer consumers significant new benefits," said Bill Ghitis, president, Invista Apparel.