Lululemon's Luon Black Yoga Pants Return

Posted on June 4, 2013

Lululemon has announced the return of its luon black yoga pants. It has been about two and a half months since the company announced an expected shortage in the pants after they were pulled for being too sheer. Bloomberg reports that Lululemon increased the quality testing of the yoga pants. Lululemon says in a long FAQ that it puts the fabric in the pants through 15 different tests:
We put the fabric through a total of 15 tests addressing specific components of the fabric. Some examples of the areas we test include pilling, shrinkage, colorfastness, abrasion, and burst strength. We also test modulus - which is the force with which the fabric wants to go back after it has been stretched, and extension - which is the maximum amount a fabric will stretch when pressure is applied.
Lululemon also has a blog post saying they developed a sheer-o-meter which "measures the amount of light coming through the fabric while being stretched at varying degrees." Lululemon says basically "there's now more fabric across the bum so it's not stretched from the get-go."
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