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Social Enterprise for Disabled Workers Delivers Shoes to Moon, First Lady

Social Enterprise for Disabled Workers Delivers Shoes to Moon, First Lady

SEONGNAM, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A shoemaker that employs disabled workers delivered a pair of shoes to President Moon Jae-in and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, on Tuesday, company officials said. The social enterprise, Scene of Making Shoes, said its chief, Yu Seok-yeong, visited the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae for the delivery of the [...]

“Moon Brand” Products All the Rage Among Koreans

“Moon Brand” Products All the Rage Among Koreans

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — As the approval ratings for President Moon continue to climb and climb, a byproduct of his popularity has been a surge in consumer preference for “Moon Brand” products. From the checkered shirt he wore while speaking on the phone with President Trump to the orange striped necktie spotted with [...]

Sneakers Sales Rise Sharply in 2016 amid Growing Popularity of Running: Data

Sneakers Sales Rise Sharply in 2016 amid Growing Popularity of Running: Data

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of sneakers rose sharply last year from a year earlier, industry data showed Tuesday, as health-conscious people of all ages are opting to run as an easy way to exercise.  Sales of sneakers posted a whopping 96 percent rise last year from the previous year, according to data [...]

Limited Editions Thrive in Secondhand Markets

Limited Editions Thrive in Secondhand Markets

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Re-selling limited edition products is good business for opportunists.  The latest hype in Korea has been over the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Zebra,” co-designed by American rapper and producer Kanye West. This extremely limited edition pair of shoes sold for a retail price of 289,000 won ($255.75), but [...]