Hyosung Highlights regen Multi-Function Fibre Offerings on New Kingpins24 & Performance Days Digital Platforms
News | April 25, 2020
April 21, 2020; Seoul, Korea – With a host of trade shows being cancelled because of the health and travel concerns due to the coronavirus, event organisers have turned to digital alternatives. As a result of these cancelations, Hyosung will present its latest regen™ offering of sustainable multi-function fibres via Kingpins24 live-streaming and Performance Days online events, which take place April 22-23, 2020.
For both digital events, Hyosung has prepared targeted presentations that capture both the Kingpins24 denim community and the Performance Days audience, where both are seeking the latest when it comes to sustainability and innovation.
Highlighted will be Hyosung’s sustainable stretch and multi-fibre solutions to include its GRS certified creora® regen elastane and Mipan® regen nylon both made with 100% reclaimed waste, along with its regen polyester made from 100% post-consumer waste.
“We’ve chosen to make all of our recycled fibres with 100% recycled reclaimed waste to have the maximum positive impact on the environment,” said Mike Simko, Hyosung Global Marketing Director-Textiles. “If we made them with 50% blend, then we would only make half the impact.”
According to Simko, for every ton of creora® regen elastane Hyosung produces, it avoids extracting 1.8 tons of non-renewable petroleum-based raw materials from the earth.
Hyosung will also present the expansion of its fiber offering made from recycled waste, focused on the multi-function, recycled fibers consumers are looking for, to include:
- Askin regen polyester
- Mipan® regen nylon cooling and UV-protective fibre
“At Hyosung, we view ourselves as solution suppliers to the textile industry and are approaching sustainability with many options including recycled fibres and additional solutions for our customers to help them reach their sustainability goals,” said Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, Hyosung EMEA Marketing Director Performance Textiles. “Viewers will catch a glimpse of our new- to-be-announced sustainable offerings during the Kingpins 24 and Performance Days presentations while staying safe at home.”
A pre-recorded livestream video between Andrew Olaf, founder of Kingpins and Mike Simko will take place on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00AM ET and 1:00PM CET.