Carvico
Italy’s future swimming champions put Carvico’s new VITA fabric to the test!

A test in the water that, for the first time, brings the fabric performance measurement out of the laboratory and into a situation that provides conditions of real-life use. For results telling the truth.
Thousands of hours of competitive swimming driven by passion and determination to test the latest innovation from the leader in warp knit fabrics: VITA with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fibre.

VITA: classic becomes avant-garde

Developed from cutting edge research by the Carvico labs, Vita fabric offers a range of benefits that are set to revolutionise the entire beachwear world.

HERE ARE THE EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS OFFERED BY VITA:

- THINNER than the classic charmeuse (thickness reduced by around 20%).
- MORE COMPACT (does not show the typical channeling of non-run fabrics).
- SMOOTHER AND SOFTER thanks to the use of Multifilament Polyamide.
- OUTSTANDING POWER: high modulus for greater tensile strength.
- Excellent shape retention and fit thanks to the use of LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fibre.

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FABRIC COMPARISON – LIVE POOL TEST

Deterioration in swimsuits is mainly determined by elastane breakage, which weakens the
fabric and causes a loss of shape and fit.
As well as laboratory analyses, the live tests carried out on VITA in the swimming pool with
professional athletes showed that LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fibre offers much greater resistance than the best chlorine-resistant competitor’s elastane.

The ultimate in Beachwear, too

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While the live pool tests have shown the indisputable superiority of VITA’s resistance to chlorine, quality tests carried out in laboratory simulating real-life conditions of use for beachwear garments confirm Carvico’s superior resistance to degradation from creams and sun oils.
When the action of pool water is joined by the effect of sunscreen, fabric damage is accelerated.
Unlike other swimwear elastanes, though, LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fibre, contained in VITA fabric, shows no breaks even after leaving the swimsuit to 10 days of soaking.
The INVISTA fibre shows no breaks, even after 240 hours of exposure.

CHLORINE RESISTANCE WITH/WITHOUT SUNSCREEN

Laboratory Test: force loss % compared to original fabric characteristics during exposure to chlorinated water along 240 hours of test.

The features of the VITA fabric

ECOFRIENDLY FABRIC

VITA: Impeccable also towards nature, it's made with 78% of Econyl, a 100% post-consumer waste polyamide yarn.

EXCELLENT COMPRESSION POWER

VITA: 4 times more fabric compression power capacity than competitor’s fabric with other chlorine-resistant elastane.

EXTRAORDINARY RESISTENCE

VITA: Double resistance to fibre breakage than the best competitor’s fabric.

LYCRA® is a trademark of INVISTA