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K-Fashion Hits New York Fashion Week

K-Fashion Hits New York Fashion Week

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean fashion designers will showcase their latest designs at New York Fashion Week. Alongside Milan, London and Paris, New York is considered one of the four capitals of the fashion world. The city’s bi-annual Fashion Week, which opens on September 7, attracts the best and the brightest from all [...]

Cosmetics Industry Expanding With State-of-the-Art Technology Services

Cosmetics Industry Expanding With State-of-the-Art Technology Services

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The cosmetics industry is making various attempts to broaden and capture more of the domestic market, including initiatives to take advantage of IT-based services combined with state-of-the-art technology such as makeup consultation provided by artificial intelligence (AI).  According to industry sources on August 11, Nature Collection, a beauty lifestyle [...]

Apparel Brands Need Bigger and Smaller Clothing Sizes, According to Feminist Group

Apparel Brands Need Bigger and Smaller Clothing Sizes, According to Feminist Group

SEOUL, Jul. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — On July 26, an ecofeminist group held a press conference in Seoul’s Myeongdong shopping district to announce the results of a market research study of clothing sizes offered by 31 different apparel companies. Conducted this month, the list of companies included in the study are popular brands such as [...]

New Cosmetics Law Amendment to Allow Companies to Repackage Imported Products

New Cosmetics Law Amendment to Allow Companies to Repackage Imported Products

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A new Cosmetics Act amendment allowing cosmetics companies to repackage and sell imported products in small quantities has been passed by the State Council, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said on Tuesday. According to the MFDS, the government agency in charge of protecting public health and ensuring the [...]

Govt. Steps Up Efforts to Lower Energy Use

Govt. Steps Up Efforts to Lower Energy Use

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy conducted its first patrols of major commercial districts yesterday as part of its efforts to regulate energy use. The patrols were held in collaboration with local authorities from 18 districts nationwide. Here’s a typical example of what a typical patrol looks like: in [...]

Rise in Patent Applications for Functional Sunglasses

Rise in Patent Applications for Functional Sunglasses

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – As public interest in eyewear continues to grow, the number of patent applications is increasing for functional sunglasses, which cater to unique needs ranging from protection from fine dust particles to detachable sunglasses. According to figures released by the Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) on Wednesday, the number of [...]

Online Shopping Sites Charged Over Collusion with Plastic Surgeons

Online Shopping Sites Charged Over Collusion with Plastic Surgeons

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s prosecution has for the first time put on trial online shopping websites for selling what are commonly referred to as ‘plastic surgery coupons’ to customers in collusion with plastic surgery hospitals. Despite the argument that the practice is nothing more than a marketing strategy, South Korean prosecutors [...]

U.S. 4th Largest Market for S. Korean Cosmetics in Q1

U.S. 4th Largest Market for S. Korean Cosmetics in Q1

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The United States ranked as the fourth-largest overseas market for South Korean cosmetic products in the first quarter of 2017 despite concerns of protectionism, a trade association said Thursday.  In the January-March period, South Korean companies trailed French, Canadian and Chinese firms in terms of makeup products shipped to [...]

1 in 3 Plastic Surgery Reviews is Fake, Watchdog Warns

1 in 3 Plastic Surgery Reviews is Fake, Watchdog Warns

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Beware of suspicious online reviews of plastic surgery clinics that sound too positive, South Korea’s advertisement watchdog warns. A report published by the Korea Internet Advertising Foundation (KIAF) yesterday revealed nearly one in three positive reviews on the Internet about plastic surgery is thought to be fake, reviews which [...]