Hyosung, fresh from splitting off its business units into separate entities, including the textile-focused Hyosung TNC Corp., is introducing new fiber and fabric trends for 2020 at the upcoming Paris Mode City and Outdoor Retailer shows.
The textiles company conducted customized fabric development workshops in March with mills and select brands and sourcing offices in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to fine tune 2020 trends in Creora spandex, Mipan nylon and polyester.
Hyosung will showcase lifestyle and sustainable fabrics for swimwear, lingerie and activewear at the shows. These include a new range of Creora Color+ dyeable spandex with deeper, darker colors and better compression in new shapewear, bra and activewear prints and new 30/34 denier Mipan Aqua-X cooling, moisture management nylon with Creora fresh spandex for high performance in sports bras and shapewear.
Additional introductions include Mipan Regen recycled nylon with Creora highclo super chlorine resistant spandex, which the company says is ideal for longevity from “swim to gym”, a new line of Creora ecosoft with dope-dyed modal for loungewear and yoga inspired garments, and a group of Creora Fresh odor neutralizing spandex for multifunctional base layer and shapewear.
“As consumers seek multi-functional, comfortable apparel to support their active lifestyles, we continue to partner with global brands and retailers to provide customized innovation in fibers, fabrics and garments,” Mike Simko, global marketing director for Hyosung Textiles. “In addition, with sustainability and increased speed to market a minimum expectation, Hyosung helps customers integrate textile trends and fiber innovation through our new fabric development center to create prototype fabrics and garments.”
As for the restructured company, executives said the new Hyosung TNC Corp. for textiles is expected to be more business focused with speed to market and improved ability to deliver customer needs on a global basis.
“Our new structure will allow us to be more focused, more competitive, faster in providing new innovation, and fierce in delivering exceptional customer value globally,” Hyosung TNC CEO YS Kim, formerly president of the Creora spandex business, said. “Our intent is to continue to invest in plants, people and innovation. We also work with customers throughout the value chain whatever way they want to work with a focus on their priority needs from innovation to sourcing support or new line extensions.”
For spandex, Hyosung recently announced new capacity planned for India that’s expected to be on line by 2019. This brings the total number of plants to nine globally, with additional investment planned for total capacity of 390,000 tons by 2020. To support market driven innovation and speed to market, Hyosung has invested in new global marketing team members in all regions and has created a new fabric development center in headquarters in South Korea.
“The purpose of our global marketing team and the development center is to link consumer market research with textile industry trends and translate into fabric and garment development concepts which can be used to help deliver new innovation faster,” Simko said. “We work with leading trend consultants, like Nelly Rodi, to integrate trend direction and textile development with fiber innovation to bring unique, executable concepts to brands and retailers. And, as we work throughout the entire textile value chain, we can work new concepts through with their suppliers to commercialize new innovations faster.”
Paris Mode City – Interfiliere takes place in Paris from July 6 to 9. Outdoor retailer is set for July 23 to 26 in Denver, Colo.