Hyosung will make a first appearance at the Performance Days exhibition in May where the global fibre manufacturer will offer visitors an insight into the company’s commitment to sustainability for the sports and fashion sectors. At the Munich show, Hyosung will present a collection of specialty-recycled fibres – Mipan regen nylon and regen polyester – along with a selection of fabrics incorporating creora elastane fibres created to enhance performance and comfort.

“Consumer expectations for their apparel continue to rise, fueling the ongoing trend for multi-purpose products – fibres that are cooling, breathable, moving moisture away from the body and of course are sustainable & recyclable,” says Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, Hyosung’s EMEA Marketing Director. “Brands & retailers are also demanding a quicker response to these consumer trends, thus benefiting from our global connections throughout the value chain.”

Echoing the Performance Days exhibition theme “The Beauty of Function” Hyosung will show fabrics that are multifunctional but give a fashion “plus” to design. They are practical and environmentally friendly and applicable to outdoor active sportswear, urban adventures and today’s innovative, everyday work wear. The original DNA may have origination from the sports industry but the benefits are now available to an ever expanding market – even fashion, the company says.

The Hyosung sustainable collection on show at Performance Days will include: Mipan regen 100 per cent pre-consumer recycled nylon – reduces energy consumption. GRS certified; regen 100 per cent post-consumer recycled polyester – conserves petroleum resources. GRS certified; Creora eco-soft for low heat settable, and soft hand elastane – saving energy; Creora Black dope dyed black elastane – saving water.

Hyosung is a major player in providing sustainable solutions and their collaboration with Lenzing is an excellent demonstration of that commitment. “While we currently have a portfolio of sustainability solutions with recycled Mipan regen nylon fibre and regen polyester fibre, the partnership with Lenzing allows us to showcase energy saving products like lower heat setting creora eco-soft elastane blended with the natural fibres consumers demand. We are also working on a range of recycled functional yarns to meet the needs of multi-function and sustainability,” adds Whitmarsh-Knight.

Hyosung will also show their 2020 Megatrends, “Connected, beyond” focuses on three key themes: Protect the body & Workwear “connected between body and environment”, ECO-nomy “connected with responsible thinking” and Spotlight “connected with fashion trend -embrace neo-futuristic”. Design & colors inspired from virtual reality or radical spirit will applied to sportswear which share the code with fashion daily wear now. Liquid iridescence, Shine –Metallic / Rubber / Satin, Chalky finish / Pre-Dirtied. At Performance Days, Munich 8-9 May 2019, Hyosung can be found in Hall C6 Stand N21.