The Manbok Joint Venture Company has already been well known to the local people for the production of quilts suited to the liking and aesthetic tastes of the Korean people.
The company now enjoys growing popularity again with the production of functional bedclothes.
"The choice of right materials for bedclothes according to seasons is very important for improving the health of people. Our company produces bedclothes that are good for health from famous Korean silk, cotton, soft feathers and others," says Hwang Kum Hyang, director of the company.
For example, it manufactures dozens of kinds of quilts, including those for spring and autumn, summer and winter, those for old people, for the first day of wedding couples and for children on their first birthday.
"Silk and cool quilts are most popular now in midsummer season," says Pak Jong Ae, a company official.
Generally, silk is called the queen of fibres as it is lighter, more elegant in colour and softer to touch than other fabrics.
Korean silk was famous for its beauty. From olden times the Koreans have made various kinds of goods such as clothes, quilts and scarves with silk and used them in their life.
The company makes silk quilts with silk cloth in sober and soft colours and cotton and silk cotton to meet modern aesthetic taste while preserving national traditions.
They make users feel cool and refreshed in summer and warm and mild in winter. They are strong in containing bacteria, effective for the treatment of various kinds of skin diseases and illnesses resulting from body chill and good for health as they have also a soft massaging effect.
According to the manufacturers, the cool quilts have been produced from cloths and cotton which are made by mixing bamboo extract.
They smell sweetly of bamboo and produce anion. As they are cool and well absorb sweat and moisture from the body, they keep the skin soft and smooth and help users sleep well.
Quilts made from goose, duck and other birds’ down and camel hair are also in great demand.
Now, many people visit the company to order the designs and shapes of quilt covers and the upper strips on the outside of quilts and even the colours and quality of lining and raw materials, and the company works to satisfy the needs of customers.
Various kinds of “Manbok”(all blessings)-brand bedclothes, such as quilts, pillows, bedcovers and wrapper of quilts, were highly appreciated at several exhibitions held this year.
“The name of the company ‘Manbok’ reflects the wishes of our manufacturers for happy life of all people," say the company employees.