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S. Koreans Prefer Women with ‘Oval Face, Wide Forehead and Small Lips’

S. Koreans Prefer Women with ‘Oval Face, Wide Forehead and Small Lips’

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study revealed that South Koreans prefer a woman with an oval face, wide forehead and small lips. The female face shape preferred by South Koreans turned out to be different from the one preferred by Paraguayans. A joint research team from the Catholic University of Korea Seoul [...]

Next Year’s Fashion Market Keyword: ‘RESCUE’

Next Year’s Fashion Market Keyword: ‘RESCUE’

SEOUL, Dec. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The Samsung Fashion Institute said Thursday it had selected ‘R.E.S.C.U.E.’ as next year’s fashion market keyword. ‘R.E.S.C.U.E,’ a combination of six phrases, refers to the urgent rescue that the fashion market is in need of. ‘R’ refers to ‘restoration first,’ meaning that the priority of the fashion market is [...]

Korean Cosmetics and Desserts Gaining Popularity Among Young Japanese Consumers

Korean Cosmetics and Desserts Gaining Popularity Among Young Japanese Consumers

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean cosmetics and desserts continue to be popular among Japanese women despite cold Korea-Japan relations. Shibuya 109, a popular Japanese fashion mall, conducted a survey of 600 female customers between the ages of 15 and 24, showing that many of them prefer Korean products, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency [...]

Luxury Market Enjoys Boom Despite COVID-19 Economic Recession

Luxury Market Enjoys Boom Despite COVID-19 Economic Recession

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the prolonged economic recession resulting from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of luxury items have marked a sharp increase. According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, sales of luxury items at the nation’s major department stores were up 9.2 percent year on year in [...]

Surge in Chinese Imports of Hair Loss Prevention Products from S. Korea

Surge in Chinese Imports of Hair Loss Prevention Products from S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — With the number of people losing hair increasing rapidly – particularly among the youth – in China, the nation’s imports of hair loss products from South Korea recently shot up. According to the Shenyang Office of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), China’s imports of hair loss prevention products [...]

Luxury Brands Embrace Eco-friendly Management

Luxury Brands Embrace Eco-friendly Management

SEOUL, July 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Once criticized for incinerating unsold products rather than selling them at discounted prices, luxury brands are shifting towards environment-friendly practices by actively making use of eco-friendly materials. British luxury brand Burberry, for example, plans to expand the application of the eco-friendliness guarantee standard which is now applied to a [...]