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November 25, 2022

Hyosung showcases latest in green fibres at ISPO Munich

The South Korean conglomerate Hyosung which manufactures and distributes fibres is working towards the company's portfolio of 'recycled sustainable solutions' and showcasing its new finished garments made with bio-based spandex at ISPO Munich.

By Shemona Safaya

Hyosung Corporation will be introducing its latest green fibre textile solutions at the international trade fair being organised by ISPO Munich this November 28-30 which the brand says will bring significant benefits across the entire value chain.

The conglomerate will present its range of textiles and finished garments made with SGS certified creora bio-based spandex. The yarn for this material is made by replacing petroleum-based resources with bio-derived materials derived from responsibly grown industrial field corn.

On November 28, Claire O’Neill, European marketing manager of Hyosung and Patrick Van Waes, PDO global marketing director of CovationBio will be holding a discussion on the growing importance of ‘bio-derived materials’ that includes their provenance, positive impact, processing, and product development/application in sportswear.

“While recycled fibres have made great strides in the development of sustainable materials, there is a need to add diversity to the textile fibre market,” said Claire O’Neill, European marketing manager of Hyosung. “By replacing petroleum-based raw materials with renewable corn-based feedstock, Hyosung’s new third-party certified creora bio-based spandex lowers the carbon footprint and reduces reliance on non-renewable resource — complementing the company’s rich portfolio of recycled sustainable solutions.”

Sustainable Textile Solutions for an Interconnected Future

Hyosung’s Fashion Design Center (FDC) has surveyed progressive brands and retailers, spanning the US, Europe, and Asia. FDC’s mega-trend is that of an Interconnected Future, which can be summarised under four sub-trends: Sport Smart, Exploration of Outdoors, Practical Aesthetics, and Science of Comfort. FDC will present its FW 23/24 findings along with concept garments made with textiles featuring Hyosung multi-function yarns below.

  • Ocean Protection Initiative — Saving the Oceans while Providing Textile Solution — Hyosung’s Mipan regen ocean nylon is GRS certified, 100% recycled nylon made from discarded fishing nets and other reclaimed nylon waste. The company conducts an extensive collection, chemical recycling, and creation process to produce this exceptional quality yarn which will meet every brand’s expectations. A special collection of ‘pleatsmama’ apparel and accessories made with Mipan regen ocean will be on display.
  • Beyond Strength — Mipan robic and Mipan regen robic — Durability is the foremost priority when it comes to rugged backpacks and outdoor gear. Hyosung’s Mipan robic high-tenacity nylon and its 3rd-party certified 100% recycled Mipan regen robic nylon are what leading outdoor brands are choosing to make their top-of-the-line gear with. Samples of these premium packs will be on display.
  • Mechanical Stretch — xanadu and regen xanadu — Performance apparel with a more business-casual style is emerging, and textiles made with Hyosung’s xanadu mechanical stretch fibre are helping brands achieve this aesthetic.

Hyosung xanadu is a multi-functional fibre made from a blend of PET and corn-based materials. The company also offers an eco-friendlier version — regen xanadu — made with a blend of recycled post-consumer PET and corn-based materials.

The company says Xanadu’s spring-like structure provides comfortable stretch and recovery. Its additional fiber benefits include rapid moisture transport and quick drying. Xanadu is also wrinkle resistant and retains its color, making it the perfect fiber, adds Hyosung, for long-lasting, easy-to-care-for apparel.

In August, Hyosung TNC, the fibre arm of Hyosung Corporation said it succeeded in extracting spandex from corn and commercialising the world’s first bio-based spandex. The spandex reduces carbon emissions by 23% compared to conventional products, Hyosung claimed.

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