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H&B Stores Suspend Sales of DHC Products as Japan Boycott Intensifies

H&B Stores Suspend Sales of DHC Products as Japan Boycott Intensifies

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health and beauty (H&B) store industry has suspended sales of Japanese beauty firm DHC Corp.’s products, which has mired in controversy for its anti-Korean remarks. Olive Young, a leading H&B store chain, said it has not been selling DHC products at its online store since Monday morning. [...]

Demand for Hair Loss Products Surges Among Young Women

Demand for Hair Loss Products Surges Among Young Women

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The hair loss market is seeing a marked shift in demographics, as the core purchasing group is switching from male to female and middle-aged to younger generations. According to an analysis of big data on hair loss management products from January to July by online shopping site Gmarket, female [...]

‘Grooming Men’ Big Players in the Retail Industry

‘Grooming Men’ Big Players in the Retail Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Men who lavishly invest in fashion and beauty, so-called ‘grooming men’, have emerged as new flagship customers for the retail industry. Those who open their wallets without hesitation to improve their appearance are working hard to groom themselves, a thought that was unimaginable in the past, with emphasis on [...]

Apparel Made from Korean Fabric Stars at 2019 Milano Unica

Apparel Made from Korean Fabric Stars at 2019 Milano Unica

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean apparel received major attention at Milano Unica Rho 2019, Italy’s top-end textile fair. Students from Istituto Marangoni in Milan, one of world-class fashion schools, used Korean fabric to create five exquisite garments for the Korean exhibition hall. The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) joined hands with the [...]

Beauty Industry Suffering from Abuse by Influencers

Beauty Industry Suffering from Abuse by Influencers

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Influencers, or celebrities on social networks, are rising as marketing leaders for the beauty industry, thanks to their massive popularity among the younger demographics. However, they also come with a series of side effects that serve as threats against the industry. “We signed a promotion contract with a popular [...]

S. Korea to Apply ICT in Textile Industry, Beef Up Competitiveness

S. Korea to Apply ICT in Textile Industry, Beef Up Competitiveness

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will beef up the competitiveness of its textile and fashion industries by helping local firms adopt smart manufacturing solutions and supporting research projects on next-generation fabrics, the industry ministry said Wednesday. Under the plan, the government will allocate 39 billion won (US$33.7 million) over the 2018-2022 period [...]

K-beauty Brands Tap Into European Market

K-beauty Brands Tap Into European Market

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), jointly with other South Korean government agencies, held a K-beauty promotion event in Belgium on Friday. The event, titled ‘K-Beauty in Belgium’, took place to promote the South Korean cosmetics industry in the European market. Nature Republic Co. and 11 other South Korean [...]