Hyosung presents guest lecture series at leading universities

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Seoul, South Korea

Inspiring students to consider all aspects of product development from fibre to fabric to garment.

With the intention of planting seeds in our forthcoming designers and textile developers’ futures, Hyosung is conducting an ongoing guest lecture and class project series at prestigious fashion colleges and universities in Europe and the US.

The series stems from of a successful product development collaboration with the University of Oregon’s Sports Product Management Program in 2020 where students worked with Hyosung’s textile team to design and develop a backpack for run commuting.

According to Mike Simko, Hyosung Global Marketing Director -Textiles, it is very beneficial to have experts from the textile and fashion field to share ‘real-life’ experience and material insight to students, something he benefited from when he was an engineering student.

“Upon graduating, these students could very well be our customers,” said Simko. “We are appreciative to be invited to present our customized presentations and conduct class projects with some of the most prestigious fashion design and textile institutions around the world.”

Hyosung’s first 2022 guest lecture was presented to students in the Contour Fashion BA program at the esteemed De Montfort University (DMU) on February 17th at its Leicester, England campus, by textile industry veteran, Claire O’Neill, Hyosung European Marketing Manager.

O’Neill presented a lecture titled ‘The Power of Ingredient Fibres- Desirable, Technical , Sustainable’ with the objective of inspiring students to consider all aspects of the product from fibre, fabric, and garment to enhance their work.

“Claire brought a wealth of fibre technology information that is so needed for students to understand when choosing textiles for the garments they are designing,” said Rachel Toner, DMU Program Leader Contour Fashion and Contour Fashion Communication. “We look forward to working with Claire on a DMU student project for next year.”

Hyosung’s next guest lecture presentations will take place at the London College of Fashion and NYC – based Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in March.

Hyosung is a comprehensive fibre manufacturer that produces world-class products, providing innovation and solutions to the textile industry. Hyosung’s creora spandex is the world’s largest spandex brand, supplying the broadest range of stretch fibre offerings supported by exceptional technology and quality.  Mipan nylon and specialty polyester provide functional and sustainable fibre solutions that are essential to today’s dynamic textile market.

For more information on Hyosung’s guest lecture and class project series, please visit Hyosung Performance Textiles’ blog or LinkedIn page.

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