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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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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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Optimising profit balance around a new revenue source Major department stores are expanding their real-estate businesses as a new source of revenue. As department stores continue to struggle with their sales and profits, many are reviewing the business composition used

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The Uvique inkjet technology developed by Fujifilm Corporation can be used for real and synthetic leather. The company is offering a newly developed ink, which has flexibility and durability that conventional ultra-violet (UV) inks do not, and a combined inkjet

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In order to become a brand that appeals not just to athletes, but to next-generation consumers as well, ASICS has come up with a new brand message. It has also added three extra colours to its logo. Its new brand

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