South Korea’s leading outdoor brand, Black Yak, and leading fiber producer, Hyosung, recently partnered to collaborate on new technology development to offer innovative apparel to support Black Yak’s global growth strategies in activewear.
“Black Yak is targeting growth globally and we partnered with Hyosung who is a leader in innovative fibers to support our continuous development “ said Woon Suk Jung, President of Black Yak “Black Yak has traditionally been a mountaineering outdoor brand . Our first initiative in this partnership was to create new garments made with Askin polyester and creora® Fresh spandex as our consumer is going from mountaineering to other, more leisure activities”
Askin polyester is a unique cross-section polyester fiber for cooling, moisture management and UV protection that is built into the yarn. creora® Fresh spandex is odor neutralizing with higher power for compression performance and freshness.
“We expect the combination of Hyosung’s innovative fiber technology and Black Yak’s leading brand power to offer synergistic value to consumers ,” shared Hyun Joon Cho, Hyosung Corporation Chairman and CEO. “Hyosung will continue to strive to deliver new innovations as an integrated textile company to enhance value to our partners like Black Yak For more information on new collections from Black Yak contact XXXXX For more information on Hyosung, contact Ria.stern@us.Hyosung.com
Hyosung Corporation is one of Korea’s leading multinational conglomerates, with annual worldwide sales of more than $12.6 billion. Hyosung maintains a global network of more than 36 subsidiaries and international branch offices around the globe. Hyosung operates in seven performance groups: Chemicals, Construction, Industrial Materials, Information & Communication, Power & Industrial Systems, Textiles and Trading.
BLACKYAK was founded in 1973 by Tae Sun Kang – back then under the name Dongjin Mountain. For the past 40 years, BLACKYAK and Dongjin Leisure have developed in mountaineering, outdoor apparel and gear. BLACKYAK have been striving to become one of the leading companies in the outdoor industry and well recognized by professional mountaineers as high quality technical gear for Himalaya expeditions as well as outdoor activites of all kind including ski touring, hiking and trekking.