Hyosung Presents New FishTale Collaboration with Hung Yen and Additional Sustainable Textile Solutions at Interfilière Paris – Hyosung Performance Textiles

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News & Events | June 27, 2023

Hyosung Presents New FishTale Collaboration with Hung Yen and Additional Sustainable Textile Solutions at Interfilière Paris

Introducing new ocean protection swimwear innovation and textile offerings to meet intimate apparel trends

June 27, 2023; Seoul South Korea – 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% post-consumer nylon made from discarded fishing nets, and RCS-certified 

100% recycled creora® regen elastane.  

FishTale fabric contributes to cleaning our oceans by collecting discarded fishing nets and turning them into regen® ocean recycled nylon. According to an independent 3rd party Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), the manufacture of regen ocean reduces CO2 emissions by 73%, fossil resource use by 75.7%, and water consumption by 98.6% as compared to conventional nylon. Hyosung’s creora® regen elastane is the first 100% recycled elastane 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% of our core business – since 2017,” said Claudia Anselmi, Hung Yen General Director. “At Interfilière, 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 – sustainablesolutions 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 fibres 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 fibre innovations at the show. 

  • creora® bio-based elastane: USDA and SGS-certified elastane made with 30% renewable resource
  • creora® EasyFlex elastane: soft stretch elastane. This soft stretch lends to more flexible fit and simplified sizing
  • creora® color+ elastane: acid/reactive dyeable elastane for deeper all over colour without grin-through
  • regen askin, regen aqua-x: multi-function, 100% 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 Centre to help product developers and designers conceive garments made with its innovative yarns. 

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