EU and Japan sign Economic Partnership Agreement

2018/07 19 13:07

Moments of EPA signing in Tokyo. Courtesy: Twitter handle of Jean-Claude Juncker European Union and Japan have signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) creating an open trade zone covering over 600 million people. The landmark deal eliminates about 99 per cent of the tariffs on Japanese goods sold to the EU. About 94 percent of […]

Japan’s online fashion retailer Start Today goes global

2018/07 19 13:07

Courtesy: Start Today Japan’s largest online fashion retailer Start Today has rolled out its innovative custom-fit private label Zozo in 72 countries, initiating the first key step to fulfill its global ambitions. Consumers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas can now sign up to receive free Zozosuits, founder-CEO Yusaku Maezawa recently told […]

Konica Minolta to participate in AWS summit, Tokyo

2018/06 17 15:06

Courtesy: Konica Minolta Konica Minolta has announced that Teruhisa Shimizu, deputy general manager/digital workplace business unit, Konica Minolta, Inc., and Matthew Metnetsky, chief technology/chief architect, Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, will be presenting at the AWS (Amazon Web Services) summit. The summit will be held from May 30 to June 1, 2018, in Tokyo, Japan. […]

Anajet upgrades firmware & software for DTG printers

2018/04 22 05:04

Courtesy: Anajet Anajet, Inc., a pioneer and global leader in the direct to garment industry, has introduced an upgrade to its firmware and software available to its Ri 3000/Ri 6000 DTG printers. Firmware v1.2 and AnaRIP v5.1 updates provide an enhanced speed mode, additional platen option, and firmware stability improvements for the direct to garment […]

Fast Retailing H1 revenue up 16.6% to ¥1.1867 trillion

2018/04 22 05:04

The consolidated revenue of Fast Retailing Company for six months from September 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018 went up 16.6 per cent year-on-year to a total of ¥1.1867 trillion. The operating profit for the reported period climbed up 30.5 per cent year-on-year to ¥170.4 billion. The company's operating profit margin improved to 14.4 per […]

Shima Seiki to partake in 15th DTG 2018 expo

2018/02 01 09:02

Shima Seiki, leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer, is set to exhibit at the 15th Dhaka International Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG 2018), to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from February 8 to 11, 2018, in hall 6, booth 603, with its partner Pacific Associates Ltd. The event shows a variety of equipment, products, and, […]

Shima Seiki to hold SHIMA CrossTex expo in Hong Kong

2018/01 31 06:01

Shima Seiki (Hong Kong) Ltd., a subsidiary of a leading manufacturer in the computerised flatbed knitting machine industry, Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., is set to hold the second edition of its ‘SHIMA CrossTex’ private exhibition, on February 6 and 7, 2018, in Hong Kong. Shima Seiki is the pioneer in complete garment manufacturing technology, Wholegarment. […]

Supreme Corporation shows smart yarns at Wearable Expo

2018/01 29 08:01

Courtesy: Supreme Corporation Supreme Corporation, a leader in high-tech and innovative textiles, fibre, and safety apparel, and manufacturer of innovative specialty yarns, showed its VOLT Smart Yarns at the recently held 4th Wearable Expo, a trade fair for wearable devices and technologies, at the Tokyo international exhibition centre, Japan, from January 17 to 19, 2018, […]

Epson’s new SC F2100 enhances DTG printing

2018/01 23 06:01

Courtesy: Epson Epson, a leader in inkjet printers and digital textile printing systems and technology, has launched SureColor (SC) F2100 printer for high performance direct-to-garment (DTG) printing. Successor to the renowned SureColor F2000, the new SureColor F2100 offers four color ink technology, plus White ink, to deliver improved image quality, speed, and efficiency. "The SureColor […]

RIKEN scientists create washable organic solar cells

2018/01 07 08:01

Courtesy: RIKEN Scientists at RIKEN have created washable organic solar cells. The ultrathin photovoltaic cells can be stretched by half their length and withstand 20 washing cycles which means these could be incorporated into textiles and Internet-of-Things devices to create electricity-generating clothing, power personal health monitors, and recharge mobile devices. The research was led by […]

OIST scientists trying to characterise Basho-fu

2018/01 01 18:01

Courtesy: oist.jp/Journal of Fiber Science and Technology, The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan Researchers from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), in collaboration with the University of the Ryukyus and the Kijoka Basho-fu Association, are trying to characterise Basho-fu materials, the traditional secret to keeping cool in subtropical island of […]