Held in High Regard for Its Consistent Quality and Finely Detailed Expression Howa Denim Tech, LLC. Howa Denim Tech LLC., the wash finishing plant in Los Angeles, USA, is a US subsidiary of Howa Corporation (Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture; President Toyoo

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  Cloth converters are gradually expanding their Europe and America-bound export businesses. These companies hold in stock all proposed materials, in addition to materials that are representative of Japanese-style textures, quality, and design. Their uniquely Japanese system of being able

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Rapid shopping centre (SC) development continues in 2017. According to the Japan Council of Shopping Centers, 46 new SCs are expected to be developed within Japan in 2017. Although the number of large-scale SCs expected is low compared to 2015

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Teijin has developed an aramid fibre fabric in the style of denim, called XFire Denim. It has its sights set mainly on sales for flame-retardant clothing as worn by Japan’s volunteer fire service crews, which it plans to bring to

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From spring 2017, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings will switch the wholesale of its miscellaneous brand Number Twenty-One for the overseas markets into high gear. The brand’s pioneering ladies’ shoes were exhibited overseas at Première Classe in Paris, January 2016 and Micam

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Fast Retailing is in the midst of transforming itself into an “information and manufacturing retailer”, which can instantly respond to the requests of its customers. By rearranging its product planning, production and sales to an unconventional and industry-first approach, the

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Most Creative Designer Rankings   According to the “Most Creative and Trend-Setting Contemporary Designer Rankings” as determined by buyers from influential speciality stores in Japan and directors of department stores, the rankings of international brands has seen dramatic change. Demna

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The development of digital technology has brought changes to mannequins. As advances in AI and robotics continue, it may not be long before we see mannequins that are capable of conversing and moving like humans. Japanese manufacturers have created doll

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A top manufacturer offers a wide range of mannequins   Japanese shop windows are distinctive. The gorgeous displays change with the seasons, but mannequins always play a key role. There are approximately 30 mannequin manufacturers in Japan that have been

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What are Smart Factories?   The proposal of smart factories and “de-skilling” is a striking development among sewing machine manufacturers. In particular, they have embraced the idea of “functions that allow anyone to sew efficiently,” by making the sewing machine

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