Wednesday, April 18, 2007
04-18-07 Awesom Japanese Fabric!
In California Market has been "International Textile Show" last few days.
Fabrics... I'm sure "ORGANICS" is one of the trends in the textile industry.
By the way in March, Tokyo had "Japan Fashion Week".
Every year, Japanese fashion industry tries to become more "international" not only as buyers but also venders.
A part of my business is also the trend of Japanese fashion industry. Attract the US market!
I'm sure Japanese "FABRIC" is getting succeed as a vendor in the world now. They are awesome. Japanese technology in the textile industry is very outstanding in some fabrics.
I red the book of "Let My People Go Surfing" that is written by Yvon Chouinard who is a founder of "Patagonia".In this book, Yvon mentioned a Japanese company, Teiji , that is manufacturing fabrics for Patagonia, and praised its quality and he said he's happy to work with Teijin.
(Patagonia is a famous for the company whose mission is “To use business to inspire and implement solutions to environmental crisis”. Patagonia is a clothing company that’s focus is on selling environmentally safe outdoor apparel. )
Regarding Japanese fabrics, now you can find many in the most popular fabric show of the world, Premiere Vision in France. But I'm sure there are so many companies still keep their business in Japan only.
Designers! Check out this trade show : Japan Creation
Japan Creation (JC) is the largest fabric tradeshow in Tokyo held in twice a year. When I was working in the Japanese industry, I loved to visit this show every time to check new patterns, new finishing, and new trims! Especially if you can see their great mixture of HIGH-TECH and TRADITONAL fabrics a lot. I like
heavy Japanese denim.
And today I found that in the end of this month, one of the JC programs, "SENSEWERE" will be held in Tokyo. It is the new event, guys-
04/26-29 Aoyama, Tokyo (Check details on their web)
It will be a great opportunities to show Japanese fashion industry's possibility and future.
Fabric doesn't worry about its "size" that much, like garment items.
As long as its quality are good, the only problem would be pricing. But that can be solved.
If you are interested in joing the show, contact us! (Next will be in Dec, 07)
Let's make a special trip to Japan!