SAWADA, which produces and sells knitting yarn, is developing yarn using Japanese paper, a uniquely Japanese material. Japanese paper, cut into extremely thin strips, is twisted with polyester into yarn to create a lightweight yarn. When this is woven in

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Drawing Upon Their Superior Technology and Quality Japan’s production region-based textile manufacturers and processing factories are seizing the opportunities of exhibiting at the Milano Unica (MU) and Premiere Vision (PV) Paris in successive moves to launch full-scale exports to the

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Growing Breadth of Business in the West Japanese textile manufacturing wholesalers’ development capabilities and their function of “always having stock on hand” are steadily taking root in Western markets. Progress is underway from luxury brands to medium and small brands,

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From JFW-JC2017, PTJ Autumn/Winter 2018-19 The JFW Textile Fair is Japan’s leading textile event. The JFW JAPAN CREATION, a general textile fair, and Premium Textile Japan (PTJ), a textile business negotiation salon are set to be held jointly, bringing together

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Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO 2018 S/S will be held from October 16 – 22, with Shibuya Hikarie and Omotesando Hills serving as its primary venues. 48 brands will be participating, of which there are 17 brands participating for the first

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September 30, 2017

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Communication The human resource market is currently considered to be an extreme sellers’ market. The struggle to recruit new graduates for the spring of 2018 extends to the fashion industry, and the state of the industry having more job openings

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“Do we need so many stores right now?” -United Arrows Senior Advisor Hirofumi Kurino The Harajuku Main Store will be renovated in September. It will be relaunched as the United Arrows flagship store merging the Women’s and Men’s halls. A

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Aiming to expand business with stable management resources Examples of Tokyo’s young to mid-career designers entering into capital alliances are on the rise. Their partners in this include trading companies and retail businesses. Here, the demands of designers seeking stable

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Non-sale revenues expanded, while revenues across all companies grew 2.6% When LUMINE delayed its store-wide summer sale by two weeks compared to the previous year, to run from 28 July to 6 August, non-sale revenues expanded as planned. While July-only

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A new trend of strongly independent and sexy women It’s me, Coming Soon Research Lab’s own Head Researcher, Rei Shito! I’m back to tell you about the appearance of a new style genre for girls, the Musk-style girl! What’s “Musk-style”?

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