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S. Korean Fashion Firm Handsome Unveils AI-designed Clothes

S. Korean Fashion Firm Handsome Unveils AI-designed Clothes

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean fashion company Handsome said Wednesday it will release the country’s first clothes designed with artificial intelligence technology. Handsome, an affiliate of Hyundai Department Store Group, said it joined forces with Designovel to create new patterns for clothes released under the SJYP brand. Designovel is a startup specializing [...]

Demand for Rental Services Soars

Demand for Rental Services Soars

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Rental services, which in the past were typically limited to water purifiers or bidets in South Korea, are rapidly embracing other products.  According to big data analysis firm Daumsoft, online mentions of “rental service” on blogs and Twitter more than doubled over the past three years from 75,300 in [...]

Heat-Generating Clothes Used in Clinical Trial for Diabetes

Heat-Generating Clothes Used in Clinical Trial for Diabetes

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean fabric manufacturer has launched a clinical trial of its heat-generating clothes to help diabetic patients keep their blood sugar levels under control, company officials and doctors said Tuesday.  ReTend Co., the fabric maker, developed its own heat-generating clothes with a high-tech fabric named “TempUp” and let [...]

Korean Fashion Industry Turns to Men, Individuality and Technology for 2017 Rebound

Korean Fashion Industry Turns to Men, Individuality and Technology for 2017 Rebound

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The Samsung Fashion Institute announced Tuesday its selection of the top ten issues in Korea’s fashion industry this year. The list included several changes in the industry as well business and consumption trends, but it was marked by the stagnant industry’s struggle to survive instead of focusing on growth.  [...]

Koreans Open Wallets for Premium Shoes and Clothes

Koreans Open Wallets for Premium Shoes and Clothes

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The recent Global Premiumization Survey by marketing research firm Nielsen revealed that when it comes to products that Koreans are willing to pay more for to obtain premium versions of, “clothing and shoes” (30 percent) were the most popular.  “Cosmetics” (28 percent), “personal electronics” such as smartphones and tablets [...]

Incheon Airport Starts Clothing Rental Service for Foreign Tourists

Incheon Airport Starts Clothing Rental Service for Foreign Tourists

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) kicked off a clothes-sharing service, dubbed “Seinustar,” at the passenger terminal of Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on Thursday, an IIAC official there said.   The service is designed to rent garments to foreigners visiting South Korea to help them travel easier with lighter [...]