Our history in Europe is still young, but BLACKYAK already has a long tradition. And it is an incomparable success story: In 1973, Tae Sun Kang opened a small store with imported outdoor clothing and equipment. But soon he developed his own collection and BLACKYAK was born. Even today, BLACKYAK is still family-run, represented around the globe and one of the most recognized tech labels in the outdoor industry.
"When I opened my first store in the "Garment District" in the South Korean capital Seoul in the early 1970s, I had a clear vision: I wanted to offer mountaineers everything they need in my store to realize their alpine goals.”
TAE SUN KANG - Chairman & Founder
ESTABLISHED OF THE HIMALAYAN ORIGINAL BLACKYAK BY TAE SUN KANG WHO OPEND HIS FIRST SHOP IN THE "GARMENT DISTRICT" OF THE SOUTH KOREAN CAPITAL SEOUL.
LAUNCH IN EUROPE - SELL-IN STARTS