South Korean firm Hyosungs chairman drives sustainable management
South Korean firm Hyosungs chairman drives sustainable management
Cho Hyun-joon, chairman of Hyosung Group, a South-Korean fibre manufacturer, has accelerated the sustainable management drive based on its eco-friendly product regen. Accounting for the largest share in the global textile market with spandex brand ‘creora’, Hyosung TNC developed ‘Mipan regen (regen)’ building on its proprietary fibre technologies.

“The management friendly to the environment is an essential, not a choice,” Hyun-joon said in his new year message in 2021. “Sustainable management is an economic, social and environmental responsibility that should be fulfilled by a company to meet needs and expectations of diverse stakeholders.”


The regen is a reclaimed nylon yarn made by recycling pre-consumer waste such as waste transparent PET bottles, according to the company. It is an eco-friendly product that has acquired Control Union's Global Recycle Standard certification, and it possesses excellent dyeing uniformity.


After conducting the ‘regen jeju’ project which produces 100 per cent recycled polyester made from the discarded transparent PET bottles from Jeju island with the Jeju Provincial government last year, Hyosung TNC promoted with the Seoul Metropolitan government early this year the ‘regen seoul’ campaign, a resource virtuous cycling project that produces recycled polyester by separately collecting waste transparent PET bottles.


“Through collaboration with leading fashion and apparel brands, regen now reaches consumers in various shapes, including masks, t-shirts and bags. Hyosung TNC is transforming itself as an eco-friendly company by expanding points of customer contact with the products and reflecting feedback from customers,” the company said 


Recently, the company brought a new trend in the eco-friendly fashion market with the project of recycling PET bottles discarded by entry/departure vessels into 'Mipan regen ocean', a polyester recycled from transparent PET bottles, in conjunction with the Yeosu Gwangyang Port Authority.


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