South Koreans outdoor apparel and gear maker Black Yak Corp has teamed up with textile manufacturing giant Hyosung to develop functional outdoor clothing. The two firms have signed a MoU under which the sportswear maker will use Hyosung’s odour-neutralising yarn products for making its t-shirts and underwear from next year.
Hyosung’s functional nylon and polyester (PET) yarn products Freshgear and spandex material Creora Fresh, both of which are known to be effective in eliminating smell of sweat or foot odour in textiles, will be adopted by Black Yak. These are mainly used in making underwear, sportswear and stockings which directly contact human body.
Both entities will be working together to develop the fabrics with these yarns. They expect to make use of each other’s global sales network and competitive edges to help expand their presence in their respective global textile and outdoor fashion markets.
The partnership will also help expand market share at home and abroad by employing a range of the latter’s performance fibres to its garments. Black Yak doesn’t run or owns production facilities, it works with external partners in China, Vietnam and Indonesia to produce its goods.