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A Replacement for Petroleum-based Materials Spiber Inc. (Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture; Director and Representative Executive Officer: Kazuhide Sekiyama) is a biomaterial venture company making major advances towards the commercialization of synthetic protein materials. At the end of 2018, the company

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Knitting Factories in Wakayama, Japan Wakayama prefecture produces the highest volume of circular knitting goods in Japan. One of the most notable advantages is that they have been manufacturing products which other factories cannot by modifying very old machines. Many

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Offering Higher Performance with Made-in-Japan Materials Japan is known for its oppressively hot summers. Among the numerous measures being taken to handle Japan’s extreme heat in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Electric Fan Wear (EF wear) is

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The winners of the 2019 Senken Synthetic Fibre Awards and the Senken Natural Fibre Special Prize were recently decided by the Senken Shimbun newspaper. The Senken Synthetic Fibre Awards are in their 50th year and recognizes exceptional materials, technological developments,

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Japan’s synthetic fibre manufacturers are making unprecedented moves to discharge their social responsibility and address developmental challenges. In the area of sport fabrics, they are introducing traceability for Spring/Summer 2021, environmentally certified production processes and more. Sustainability is an ongoing

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The importance of sustainability is growing ever more important in the textile and apparel industry. From the perspective of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there are many themes where the textile and apparel industry can take action, such as the

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Japanese denim is known throughout the world for its superb colouring and quality. The Bichu-Bingo region located in the south-western region of Honshu, Japan is supporting this worldwide phenomenon. Three companies from the region, SAKAMOTO DENIM CO., LTD., SANYO SENKO

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Sawada Co., Ltd. (Izumiotsu City, Osaka), a yarn and OEM company, has announced the release of Eco Cuwool, a Bemberg cuprammonium and wool combed knit yarn, for the Autumn/Winter season. Sawada has also announced ROUGH LIGHT, a yarn with a

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Benefits for fashion industry, EPA provides tailwind All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch direct flights between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Malpensa Airport, Milan, starting with the summer 2020 schedule. The nonstop service to Milan, a major textile hub, promises a

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Current playmate for Playboy International, Bambi Watanabe has launched her own underwear line, Bushy Park. Given her “voyeuristic” line of work, she settled on underwear as a business start-up. Enlisting a gay friend to assist with the design, her interest

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