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Eco-friendly fashion brand Harrian launches silicon coated Hanji Bag

Harrian Bag / Photo provided by: Harry Textiles
Harrian Bag / Photo provided by: Harry Textiles
More and more people think foremostly of the environment. They want to protect Mother Nature from environmental problems that cause global warming but they are also trying to be in trend with the fact that being close with nature is beneficial for all mankind.

Harry Textiles is a textile and fashion company that makes stylish products but also places top priority in thinking about the environment.
When asked about the goal the company strives to achieve, CEO Harry Kim said "A brand is about selling values, and the values are created from excellent essentials. The products of Harry Textiles are made with materials from nature and our company is a medium used to propagate people's ideas and thoughts about nature." Harry Textiles was recently selected as a 'Global Small Giant.' This firm was recognized as a company with global competitiveness because of its originality and growth potential.

Harrian Bag / Photo provided by: Harry Textiles
Harrian Bag / Photo provided by: Harry Textiles
Harry Textiles' fabric business succeeded based on strict quality assurance and continued research and development. It has secured many fashion companies such as H&M, Arcadia, River Island, Marks & Spencer, Next, Target NY, Jones and many others as its clients with reasonable prices as its competitive strategy. This company also exports to around 40 countries including Europe, the United States, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

In 2017, 15 years after running the fabric business, Harry Textiles took the leap and joined the boutique business by designing and manufacturing handbags.

When asked about what made him determined about his handbag business, CEO Harry Kim said that everyone tried to stop him when he told them that he was starting a handbag business. He added that when he succeeded in the fabric business, he had faith that skills are more important than the market conditions.
Mr. Kim' artistic qualities and his determination to see a job through worked their magic.

The brand name 'Harrian' means 'Harry's people' and it was simultaneously launched in Korea, the United States and China. In addition, the brand recruited Christopher Belt of New York's CD (Communication Design) as its principal designer. Christopher Belt participated in New York Fashion Week and is recognized as a talented designer as he won awards in three categories at the Independent Handbag Designer Awards.

The brand Harrian shows the emotions and fashion styles of New York and has low to mid priced products. The line 'Christopher Belt' named after the principal designer consists of expensive, custom-made products. That's how the brands are differentiated by Harry Textiles.

The 'Harrian Hanji Bag series' was recently launched. It maximized the attractive qualities of Hanji, traditional Korean paper, and applied silicon coating to make it durable and it can be used for a long time. It's a product that accentuates the functions and beauty of the products.

Harrian Hanji Bag / Photo provided by: Harry Textiles
Harrian Hanji Bag / Photo provided by: Harry Textiles
Harrian Hanji Bag / Photo provided by: Harry Textiles
Harrian Hanji Bag / Photo provided by: Harry Textiles
CEO Harry Kim stated that he wants to create a brand that secures its position and expands, even if it takes a long time. He added that the brands of Harry Textiles suit the words 'elegant Patagonia.' He said he wants the brands to grow like the eco-friendly outdoor gear brand Patagonia, and added that he wants his brands to grow into ones that have true values about the environment.

Harry Textiles develops eco-friendly materials such as recycled polyester and Tencel, organic cotton and silicon leather. It also exerts itself on developing functional fabric and antibacterial fabric. Harry Textiles maximizes its fortes, which is manufacturing eco-friendly products and is in the spotlight for developing antibacterial masks as well as washable and reusable protective suits due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Furthermore, Harry Textiles wants to establish a platform where it supports artists who love the environment. In accordance to CEO Harry Kim's plans, the company collaborates with green artists to create a distinct identity for the brand. Kwon Ji-an (Singer Sol-bi) is currently active as an artist and she collaborated with Christopher Belt (SOLBI X HARRIAN) to make a handbag. Green artist Lee Ji-young also worked with Harrian to commercialize the Hanji bag series 'Repengur.' A part of the proceeds are donated to environmental movement.

CEO Harry Kim stated that a design house-style brand has distinct brand identity and will lead the future generation. In addition, he said he wants Harrian to grow into a brand for clients who understand the brand's color and overall ambience.
He confidently added that Harrian will mature into a boutique brand that is armed with an attractive story.

CEO Harry Kim of Harry Textiles / Photo provided by Harry Textiles
CEO Harry Kim of Harry Textiles / Photo provided by Harry Textiles
[Editor's Note: Money Today collaborates with the Seoul Business Agency to provide media usage, marketing and consulting to companies in Seoul that show innovative growth and global growth competitiveness.]



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