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Apparel production in limbo at Kaesong industrial park 11 Apr 2013

As global tensions continue to build over North Korea's nuclear programme, the fallout has already extended to the inter-Korean Kaesong industrial complex, where work at the area's key clothing and textile manufacturing plants has ground to a halt after 53,000 North Korean workers failed to show up.

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Start-up uses crowd sizing for better fitting clothes 21 Nov 2017

A Korean start-up aims to remove the guesswork from garment sizing and instead use crowd sizing and clustering to make clothes that fit.


Hyosung and Bossa partner on Creora bi-stretch line 23 Oct 2017

South Korean fibre manufacturer Hyosung has partnered with Turkey-based textile firm Bossa to launch a collection of bi-stretch denim using new proprietary technology.


JD Sports enters South Korea with Hot-T JV 15 Sep 2017

As part of its global expansion bid, UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has entered the South Korean market after inking a joint venture with footwear retailer Shoemarker (SMK) and its J&S Partners unit, which currently trades as Hot-T.


US, Japan eye sanctions on North Korea textile exports 4 Sep 2017

The US and Japan are mulling the ban of textile exports from North Korea in a bid to punish the country over its most recent nuclear tests.


Global brands help reinstate workers in the Dominican Republic 29 Aug 2017

Fifteen workers who were dismissed in the Dominican Republic for exercising their right to organise have been reinstated at Korean clothing company Willbes & Co, thanks to what one union has called "national and international solidarity", and intervention by global brands.


South Korea declines trade pact renegotiation with US 23 Aug 2017

The US has said it is still focused on "amending or modifying" its Free Trade Agreement with Korea (KORUS) in a way that will benefit American workers and businesses, even though Korea has refused to renegotiate its terms.


‘Made In China’ clothes could come from North Korea 22 Aug 2017

Clothing imported by major apparel retailers and brands with ‘Made in China’ labels could have been made by low-paid garment workers in North Korea, an investigation suggests.


Hyosung and Sofileta partner on Creora Fresh fabrics 21 Jun 2017

South Korean fibre manufacturer Hyosung has partnered with specialist knitter Sofileta on a new fabric collection for intimates and sportswear that utilises odour neutralising technologies.


Hyosung partners on smart fabric collection 21 Dec 2016

South Korean fibre manufacturer Hyosung has partnered with Best Pacific Textiles on a new fabric collection designed to manage moisture, offer ultraviolet (UV) protection, and that utilises odour neutralising technologies.


Korea Line Corp wins bid for Hanjin Shipping assets? 16 Nov 2016

South Korean shipping company, Korea Line Corp, is understood to have been picked as the preferred bidder for some assets of the collapsed Hanjin Shipping Co., the world's seventh-largest container shipper.