A look at 10 Eco-Friendly Korean Brands, kicking off the first ever "Green" Games.

Here are 10 BUSINESSES that are doing their part in making the the world a greener place.

 
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Modern, simple lifestyle products, for smart consumption.

 

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H! Cycle

H! Cycle aim to be an influential cultural design group that increases the value of certain object\s that you come across in everyday life. Rediscovering its artistic significance and ultimately, a group that raise awareness of resource circulation and ethical consumerism. Their goal is to solve as many environmental and social issue by upcycling to make their coffee more meaningful.

 

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Millimeter milligram

The Itaewon Retail Store and Namdaemun Studio & Showroom introduce millimeter milligram's original products as well as other brands that share value. From small items to furniture, it is gradually expanding into a space that introduces brands with genuine feelings throughout lifestyle.

Not to stay in concepts such as recycling and up-cycling, FREITAG in Switzerland, which has a functional yet very distinctive style identity, and Japan's long-life design furniture Karimoku, We introduce in domestic.

 

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Zenny Closet

The eco designer brand is putting values and individuality of people and environment into their products, using natural materials and hand made techniques. The Upcycling design and eco-friendly materials by Zenny Closet is at the heart of the slow fashion movement.

 

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Zero space inc

Environmental issues, share ideas to combat and designs for symbiosis with local community. Their design process and products are beneficial to the environment, makers and customers. Zero Design is 000gan's product brand. They aim for "zero waste living" To reduce resource. Pay fair wage to logo makers and using profits from sales for job training and education for future generation. 

 

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ECO PARTY MEARRY

'Eco Party Echo' is a brand of up-cycle design that adds a new use to the materials that have been used, and it has been exploring new uses such as leather, clothing, and other eco-friendly materials among 'discarded ones' Create eco-friendly campaign products.Eco Party Echo was launched in 2006 with the Ssamzie Recycling Design Group, introducing an unusual recycling fashion to Korea including banner eco bags and recycled shoes. In 2009, it operates a store as a sole store brand. We collaborated with various designers and organizations to bring out a variety of fashion accessories. In the same year, it was exhibited at the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). We are now expanding our position as an up-cycle brand by meeting with consumers through editorial shops such as major stores across the country and Eland.
 

 

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Re:code

Their philosophy, “This is not just fashion” is realized in the deconstruction of the name of the brand: Re; the re-created design inspired by a revolutionary thinking, Code: the new culture beyond the fashion, spreading the value of sharing and environmental concerns. Unlike the “impulsive” new I spoke about in this week’s earlier post, Re;Code designs newness without waste and with thought and care about the process and the people involved.

Based in Seoul South Korea, the eco friendly company accesses and uses discarded clothing and textile waste and reuses and recreates the materials in unique and creative ways. All products are produced in small quantities, and in limited editions, making this modern “couture” and  a unique design experience for the new owner. In the piece I am wearing in these photos., it is one of three, because each is artisan crafted there are subtle differences that make it truly unique. There is a small tag with a 3 that marks mine.

 

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Are an upcycling and green design Co. design for 'LONG-LIFE' use. We are also considering about sustainable social and environment. We will try to effort for environment until the day that the sky of Seoul will be changed into clear. We are Social Enterprise of Seoul, Korea. Korea is very small country but many people are quite interested in upcycling and ethical consumption. 

 

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Innisfree

Established in 2000, Innisfree calls itself Korea's first natural cosmetics brand, and many of its ingredients are inspired by the natural beauty and resources of Jeju Island like volcanic clay or green tea. Though many of the brand's flagship products use ingredients sourced from Jeju, like green tea grown on an organic farm, not all of them are vegan, so make sure you check the labels if that's important to you.

 

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Beyond

Beyond has a whole eco-beauty philosophy outlined on its website, which includes a strong stance against animal testing and a commitment to using organic and natural ingredients. It makes everything from essences and serums to shampoos and conditioners, all with these guiding eco-friendly principles in mind.