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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 [...]

One-brand Cosmetics Shops Struggle to Survive Amid Economic Downturn

One-brand Cosmetics Shops Struggle to Survive Amid Economic Downturn

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Cosmetics shops in South Korea that have been leading the K-beauty industry over the last 15 years are facing a harsh financial reckoning due to excessive competition and plunging Chinese demand. Cosmetics shops, after reaching a market size of 2.8 trillion won (US$2.3 billion) in 2016, have been on [...]

Exhibit Highlights French Master Craftsman’s Umbrella Collection

Exhibit Highlights French Master Craftsman’s Umbrella Collection

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Platform-L Contemporary Art Center in Seoul is displaying hundreds of umbrellas and parasols mass-produced by French master craftsman Michel Heurtault. This year’s exhibition, “Summer Bloom: A Story of French Umbrellas”, which runs until September 19, will introduce unique and trendy umbrellas and parasols created in collaboration with Korean [...]

Fendi Debuts ‘Roma Amor’ Collection in S. Korea

Fendi Debuts ‘Roma Amor’ Collection in S. Korea

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Italian luxury brand Fendi debuted its lively, street style fashion collection “Roma Amor” in South Korea, mixing contemporary art and its heritage to target affluent millennials, Lotte Department Store said Wednesday. Fendi, a member of global luxury fashion house LVMH, showcased its new collection at Lotte Avenuel in downtown [...]

Sales of Cleansers Soar on Fine Dust Concerns

Sales of Cleansers Soar on Fine Dust Concerns

SEOUL, Apr. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of skin cleansing products, which are essential for removing fine dust, have increased dramatically this spring as skin problems caused by fine dust have increased. Online shopping portal Auction announced on Sunday that sales of cleansing products jumped by up to 70 percent – depending on the item [...]