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Hyosung TNC has started taking steps in earnest to expand its eco-friendly textile market by introducing bio-based spandex, which was successfully commercialized ahead of any other businesses in the world.
Hyosung TNC said on August 24 that it set up the largest exhibition booth among those associated with the eco-friendly theme at Preview in SEOUL (PIS), one of the largest textile exhibitions in the country, held at COEX, Seoul on August 24~26.
□ Introducing creora bio-based fabric commercialized for the first time in the world
At PIS, Hyosung TNC introduced creora® bio-based fabric, which is spandex textile made of corn.
Creora® bio-based fabric is a bio-based textile made of materials extracted from corn and was certified by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Said fabric will be applied in all areas where spandex was used, including sportswear, athleisure wear, lingerie, etc., based on its good elasticity and recoverability.
Hyosung TNC expects said fabric to help it expand its eco-friendly textile market as other products such as regen® have done in the recycled polyester market.
The Company will also introduce the following: △ Regen Ocean, polyester recycled textile made of waste PET bottles collected from beaches; and △ fabrics made of Mipan Regen Ocean, which is nylon recycled textile made of waste fishing nets.
□ Introducing a large number of eco-friendly goods made in cooperation with Shinsung Tongsang, which owns Topten and Ziozia
At the exhibition, Hyosung TNC introduced a large number of fashion goods made in cooperation with Shinsung Tongsang, which owns the country’s top-notch brands Topten and Ziozia.
It is particularly noteworthy that ECOREA T-shirts, which are eco-friendly clothes, upper/lower windbreaker clothing, and bags made by Shinsung Tongsang are made of Regen, the leading one among Hyosung TNC’s recycled textiles.
The Company also introduced an array of fashion brands made of eco-friendly/recycled textile Regen at its exhibition booth.
The Company strives to provide a wider range of choices for eco-friendly fashion consumers by introducing the following: △ T-shirts and socks of Musinsa standards; △ DAKS neckties; and △ sneakers of MUJI and LAR.
The Company also provided a joint booth for nine of its subcontractors specializing in fabrics for their exhibition and sales meetings with buyers as part of the effort to expand the ecosystem of domestic eco-friendly textile market and coexist with them.
□ 23rd session of PIS held at COEX on August 24~26
PIS, which is hosted by the Korea Federation of Textile Industries (KOFOTI/Chair: Lee Sang-un), marked its 23rd year. The Event was held for three days (Aug. 24-26) on the first floor of COEX, Seoul, with a total of 311 businesses attending including Hyosung TNC, Taekwang, Daehan Synthetic Fiber, Kyungbang, etc., using a total of 524 booths.
The opening ceremony held on August 24 was attended by Mr. Lee Sang-un and 1st Vice Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy Jang Young-jin.
At an informal meeting for the relevant policy discussion held ahead of the opening ceremony, Mr. Lee Sang-un noted that the shift of the country’s textile industry to eco-friendliness is a step taken for survival, and that it will provide an opportunity for domestic businesses to secure a competitive edge in the global trend for the sophistication of industrial structures.
“We at the government will further the country’s eco-friendly textile policies through close communication with the relevant businesses and promotion of eco-friendly consumption, development of technologies, replacement of dilapidated facilities, provision of recycling infrastructure, etc.,” 1st Vice Minister Jang Young-jin said.