This past 25 and 26 May, in full compliance with safety protocols, Premium Textile Japan (PTJ) Spring/Summer 2022, organised by JFW – Fashion Week Organization, at the Tokyo International Forum Exhibition in Tokyo, was held with a special focus on textile sustainability. Since last year, in fact, JFW has been promoting the ‘JFW SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT’, a project conceived with the aim of raising awareness about respect for mankind and the environment, with the promotion of sustainable development. Many exhibitors participated in the initiative, including:

KANEMASA KNITTING CO., a reality specialised in the design and production of fabrics and knitwear made in circular economy facilities in the Wakayama prefecture. At the Show, the company presented its SUVIN RECYCLE ORGANIC, an original 100% sustainable yarn, created by blending cotton waste collected during the production process, which is characterised by an extra-long cotton fibre of the highest quality. Among the unique finishing techniques there is also MA processing, a special bespoke process using resin that combines freshness with a certain rigidity, conveying a woven-like touch to the structure.

SANYO SENKO, a historic exhibitor of PTJ, which is one of the leading producers in Japan of large-scale indigo dye mass production, but also a reality that is always committed to sustainability and green development. At the fair, it presented fabrics that use organic cotton, including an innovative material made from organic cotton and linen with a ‘dry’ hand, as well as botanically dyed fabrics with soft and natural surfaces.

PANOCO TRADING is a company specialised in fabrics made from 100% raw cotton organically certified on an international level and produced in different important textile regions in Japan. At Premium Textile Japan, it presented items in raw cotton with a dark colour and delicate fabrics with 90 and 120 gsm.

MEIRIN SENI, with its headquarters in Fukui City, is instead a company specialised in the production of regenerated cellulose fabrics like rayon, acetate, and cupro. As part of the ‘JFW SUSTAINABLITY PROJECT’, it also proposed sustainable fabrics made from acetate, rayon, and cupro, which are characterised by a warp composed of filaments and a weft made from natural fibres.