High-tech fabric maker Sympatex Technologies has expanded into the Korean market with its own office in the centre of the capital Seoul.

The company, which develops breathable, wind- and waterproof membranes, laminates and functional textiles, is also teaming up with new customer Trespass to develop its presence in the Korean market via a major campaign on home shopping channel CJO.

Michael Kamm, CEO of Sympatex Technologies, said the growing Korean outdoor market "offers great potential," especially as consumers are increasingly aware of sustainably produced textiles.

Sympatex membranes, which are used in products suck as clothing and footwear, are recyclable, Bluesign certified, and free from PTFE and PFC.