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China Blames Korean Clothes for Recent Outbreak of COVID-19

China Blames Korean Clothes for Recent Outbreak of COVID-19

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — China’s Shanghai and Jilin Province are experiencing rapid spread of COVID-19, and local quarantine authorities have blamed imported clothes from South Korea as the source of the surge in cases. Chinese portal site Baidu’s top search keywords included ‘the possible correlation between the infections in the two regions and [...]

Clothing Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles is Safe: Consumer Watchdog

Clothing Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles is Safe: Consumer Watchdog

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The overall quality of clothes made by recycling plastic bottles is generally good and there are no safety concerns, a consumer watchdog said Wednesday. The Korea Consumer Agency tested the durability and safety of five recycled polyester garments produced by local sports brands that are now selling in the [...]

E-mart Riding High on Brisk Demand for Eco-friendly Clothes

E-mart Riding High on Brisk Demand for Eco-friendly Clothes

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid growing interest in environmental protection, eco-friendly clothes made of recyclable materials are enjoying rising popularity. E-mart Inc., South Korea’s largest hypermarket chain, announced on Wednesday that its in-house clothing brand DAIZ saw first-half sales of recycled clothes rise by 260 percent year on year. “The robust sales growth [...]

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 [...]

Smart Mirror Makes Shopping a Breeze

Smart Mirror Makes Shopping a Breeze

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – PlayKiz Pro became the first children’s clothing brand to introduce a smart mirror, a new device that provides a virtual clothes-fitting experience for some 20 of its items.  The mirror, manufactured by interactive visual solutions company Mogence, has the ability to estimate the size of the person standing in [...]

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.  [...]