According to Wikipedia, spandex is mixed with cotton or polyester and used for clothing apparel like socks, leggings, shorts, skinny jeans, yoga pants etc.
Spandex is a tough, long-lasting material that was created in 1959 at DuPont's laboratory in Virginia.
A Nigerian fashion house, Asotiayé released a collection that revolves around the beauty of spandex. This shapewear collection is titled, “Sun Kissed”. It’s inspired by vibrant colours and patterns of nature, the collection will include a variety of dresses, tops, skirts and pants made from high-quality fabrics that are both comfortable and durable.