SEOUL, South Korea — June 27, 2023 — With intimate apparel, swim and loungewear brands demanding innovation in earth-friendly materials and embracing trends such as inclusivity, functionality, and timeless femininity, Hyosung is looking forward to presenting its extensive offering of sustainable textile solutions at Interfilière Paris Hall 5.2, booth J71, Porte de Versailles this July 2-4th.
A FishTale Story –A swimwear innovation developed to protect our oceans
Hung Yen Knitting & Dyeing and Hyosung have joined together in an exclusive partnership to deliver a successful sustainable textile innovation — N850 FishTale — a swimwear fabric made from an 80/20 blend of Hyosung regen® ocean 100-percent post-consumer nylon made from discarded fishing nets, and RCS-certified 100-percent recycled creora® regen spandex.
FishTale fabric contributes to cleaning our oceans by collecting discarded fishing nets and turning them into regen ocean recycled nylon. According to an independent third party Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), the manufacture of regen ocean reduces CO2 emissions by 73 percent, fossil resource use by 75.7 percent, and water consumption by 98.6 percent as compared to conventional nylon. Hyosung’s creora regen spandex is the first 100-percent recycled spandex made reclaimed waste saving valuable non-renewable resources being extracted from the earth.
“Hung Yen K&D, pioneers in sustainable fabrics, has been giving life to high-quality, recycled fabrics for swimwear applications — which represent 95 percent of our core business — since 2017,” said Claudia Anselmi, Hung Yen general director. “We, along with our strategic long-term partner, Hyosung, are proud to launch N850 FishTale as another steppingstone on our path of durable, sustainable raw materials.”
“As a complete sustainable textile solution provider committed to helping our partners across the entire value chain solve complex material matters, we are delighted to partner with our friends at Hung Yen K&D in bringing this this latest innovation to life,” said Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, Global Marketing director – Textiles.
Continuous Textile Innovation – sustainable solutions meeting demand for inclusivity, functionality, and femininity
According to Hyosung, the intimate apparel market is going through an exciting time as brands have become more accepting of long-lasting eco-friendly materials. While recycled fibers and fabrics among intimate brands is the primary sustainable option of choice, bio-based fibers are emerging as a blend with natural fibers such as cotton, silk, and modal. With regards to functionality features such as soft stretch, cooling, and breathability with sustainability are required.
The company also noted that intimate brands are leading the way in diversity and inclusivity by offering undergarments that are gender fluid, offer a broad range of skin tones and sizes, and embrace body positivity.
Women also want their undergarments to have a touch of femininity and glamour. With the return of socializing and dressing up, lingerie is becoming a bit fancier again with paired-back simplicity, see-through and sheer mesh fabrics, and lace.
To meet these trends, Hyosung will present the following fiber innovations at the show.
- creora bio-based spandex: USDA and SGS-certified spandex made with 30-percent renewable resource
- creora EasyFlex spandex: soft stretch spandex, which lends to more flexible fit and simplified sizing.
- creora color+ spandex: acid/reactive dyeable spandex for deeper all over color without grin-through.
- regen askin, regen aqua-x: multi-function, 100-percent recycled polyester and nylon yarns delivering cooling rapid absorption and quick-drying benefits.
Hyosung will also introduce a broad assortment of fabrics and concept garments developed by its Fashion Design Center to help product developers and designers conceive garments made with its innovative yarns.
Posted: July 7, 2023