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Beauty Goods Exports to Japan Up Nearly 30 pct Despite Trade Row

Beauty Goods Exports to Japan Up Nearly 30 pct Despite Trade Row

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s exports of beauty products to Japan advanced nearly 30 percent in the first 11 months of last year, data showed Sunday, despite the ongoing bilateral trade row stemming from their shared history. Asia’s No. 4 economy shipped US$370 million worth of beauty products to Japan in the [...]

Fashion Consumers Choose Preferred Brands Based on Values and Principles

Fashion Consumers Choose Preferred Brands Based on Values and Principles

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Instead of following the uniform trend and falling into a groove, 2020 will be the year of consumers choosing their preferred brands based on the beliefs and values they seek. The Samsung Fashion Institute said Monday that consumers’ needs will be increasingly fragmented next year and brands are also [...]

China Biggest Buyer of Korean Cosmetics in 2018

China Biggest Buyer of Korean Cosmetics in 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — China was the biggest buyer of South Korean beauty products last year, accounting for more than 60 percent, a report showed Tuesday. The report compiled by the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) showed that 65.6 percent of outbound shipments of locally made cosmetics products headed to China, Hong Kong [...]

Children’s Beauty Products Spark Controversy

Children’s Beauty Products Spark Controversy

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy is rising over ‘high heels for children’ and other fashion goods aimed at children as the children’s beauty market is expanding. 11st, an online shopping mall, reported that sales of cosmetics for children have surged by 360 percent since last year. Following the success of Walt Disney’s sensational [...]

Japan Threatens to Overtake S. Korea in China’s Cosmetics Market

Japan Threatens to Overtake S. Korea in China’s Cosmetics Market

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan is threatening to overtake South Korea’s No. 1 status in China’s imported cosmetics market this year, industry data showed Thursday, mainly on the back of the growing popularity of low- to mid-priced “J-beauty” products. Japanese companies accounted for 25.2 percent of China’s imported cosmetics in the January-October period, [...]

S. Korean Cosmetics Brands Attract Discerning Chinese Consumers

S. Korean Cosmetics Brands Attract Discerning Chinese Consumers

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — As more Chinese consumers are taking an interest in the components contained in cosmetic products, South Korean cosmetic brands are infiltrating the Chinese market using their reputation for using ‘good recipes’. Venndata, a Chinese market research agency, reported that 45 percent of Chinese consumers were found to purchase cosmetics [...]

S. Korea Aims to Become 3rd-largest Cosmetics Exporter by 2022

S. Korea Aims to Become 3rd-largest Cosmetics Exporter by 2022

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea aims to become the third-largest cosmetics exporter in the world by 2022 through extensive investment in research and development (R&D) and concerted marketing efforts, the government said Thursday. The country’s makeup products are globally competitive, with growth buoyed by popularity of the Korean Wave and the growing [...]

52-hour Workweek an Elusive Dream for Dongdaemun Fashion Designers

52-hour Workweek an Elusive Dream for Dongdaemun Fashion Designers

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting next year, the government-imposed 52-hour workweek will also be implemented for small and medium-sized enterprises. But reasonable work hours remain nothing more than a pipe dream for the Dongdaemun clothing industry, industry workers say in unison. In other words, even if a company does not follow the law, [...]

Luxury Goods Spark Sales Growth at Home Shopping Channels

Luxury Goods Spark Sales Growth at Home Shopping Channels

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With winter around the corner, sales of high-priced winter attire on home shopping channels are soaring. According to industry sources, home shopping fashion broadcasts for this year’s fall and winter season are gaining popularity due to the appearance of products priced at more than 1 million won (US$858). A [...]