Program Introduction

What is Excellent cultural Product Program?

The excellent cultural Product Program grants the “K-RIBBON” mark in the shape of a traditional Hanbok knot to excellent cultural products that possess Korea's unique cultural values. It is aimed at creating a “Korea Premium” concept through systematic management and brand marketing activities. Its implementation began in November 2015, and covers cultural products that can represent Korea, including Korean food, handicraft, Hanbok (traditional Korean dress), and cultural contents.

Relevant Laws

  • Framework Act on Promotion of Cultural Industries
  • Enforcement Decree of Framework Act on Promotion of Cultural Industries
  • Enforcement Rules on Framework Act on Promotion of Cultural Industries

Sponsor / Supervising Organizations

  • Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

    Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

  • Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs

    Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

  • Hanbok Advancement Center

    Hanbok Advancement Center

  • Korea Craft & Design Foundation

    Korea Craft & Design Foundation

  • Korea Creative Content Agency

    Korea Creative Content Agency

  • Korea Food Foundation

    Korean Food Promotion Institute

  • Korea Food Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation

    Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation

K-RIBBON Mark

The “K-RIBBON Mark” was designed through a re-interpretation of Ms. Jin Ah Choi’s piece called “The People of Han - We are Korea,” which won the Best Painted Work prize in the Search for Korean DNA. KOREA! Contest. Since November 2015, the mark, which is called the “K-RIBBON SELECTION” or “K-RIBBON,” has been granted to products designated as excellent cultural products.

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Designation Categories

All products embodying the “Korea Premium” concept

  • FoodFood

    Kimchi, sauce, ginseng, tea, alcoholic beverage, Samgyetang, processed rice product, and others

  • Korean Food Korean Food

    Korean dishes, traditional family dishes

  • Hanbok Hanbok

    Traditional Hanbok, new Hanbok, accessories

  • Handicraft Handicraft

    Porcelain, metalworks
    (implemented in tandem with Quality Handicraft Designation Program)

  • Cultural Contents Cultural Contents

    Animation, characters