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2020/12/10

Eco friendly fashion: List of best Japanese Sustainable fabrics you should check out

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    With the rising awareness of consumers, ethical fashion and eco friendly lifestyle start to become trendy in recent years. Sustainable textiles and accessories are on spotlight 

at every trade fairs and exhibition shows . Sustainable fabrics are produced with limited impact on the environment, the resources and materials used for sustainable textiles are obtained from renewable or recycled sources. This time, we have summarized the sustainable materials that are yearning by Japan and the international market.


Organic cotton 

Organic cotton has a lower production efficiency compare to normal cotton but  reducing environment impact. 


Type Product Description
Organic
14081 Yarn-dyed Organic Cotton 40s Top Gauze  
Yarn-dyed single gauze made from 100% organic cotton
Organic
22404 Organic 60/2 Gabardine
Gabardine fabric with 60 twin thread. Made from 100% organic cotton
Organic
22408 Organic 60s Typewriter. 
Typewriter fabic with 60s thread. Made from 100% organic cotton.

Recycle Material

Typical examples are recycled plastic bottles and recycled wool, which is made from wool products that have been shredded and reused. 

 Functional materials such as Solotex®, which uses bio-derived materials as raw materials, are also very popular. 


Type Product Description
Recycle Material
ECO1085 ECO-TO-YAKO
Toray's recycled polyester yarn "ECO-USE", reusing film waste and PET bottles .
Recycle Material
41203 75d SOLOTEX® ✕ ECOPET® Taffeta
Stretchy taffeta that using SOLOTEX and ECOPET technology.
Recycle Material
41200 50d ECOPET® COMFORTAS® WR Taffeta
Thin taffeta that using ECOPET and COMFORTAS technology.
Recycle Material
68172 1/10 Flat Double Woven Reversible Double-Sided Brush [Uses Recycled Wool Thread]
Made from Recycled Wool.
Recycle Material 68180 Wool Melange [Uses Recycled Wool Thread]
Made from Recycled Wool.
Recycle Material
68181 Wool Shaggy [Uses Recycled Wool Thread] 
Made from Recycled Wool.
Recycle Material
68225-1 1/10 Nep Tweed (1) [Used Recycled Wool Thread]
Made from Recycled Wool.
Recycle Material
68225Z 1/10 Nep Tweed (2) [Used Recycled Wool Thread] 
Made from Recycled Wool.
Recycle Material
68330 1/10 Etamine [Uses Recycled Wool Thread]
Made from Recycled Wool.
Recycle Material
68330Z 1/10 Ethermin Herringbone [Uses Recycled Wool Thread]
Made from Recycled Wool.
Recycle Material
68400-1 NEP Containing Wool Plain Cotton Sheeting[Play Wool Thread Used] 
Made from Recycled Wool.
Recycle Material
68401 1/10 Plain Cotton Sheeting[Uses Recycled Wool Thread] 
Made from Recycled Wool.
Recycle Material
68405 2/10 Low Gauge Plain Cotton Sheeting[Used Recycled Wool Thread]
Made from Recycled Wool.
Recycle Material 68410 Wool Knit Picket [Uses Recycled Wool Thread]
Made from Recycled Wool.
Recycle Material
68500-1 1/10 Tweed Check [Uses Recycled Wool Thread]
Made from Recycled Wool.
Recycle Material
8488 Blanket (Recycled Wool) 
Made from Recycled Wool.
Recycle Material
7392 -Recycled PE- Tropet 
Made from Recycled Polyester.
Recycle Material
7393 -Recycled PE- Light Tropet
Made from Recycled Polyester.
Recycle Material
8681 Recycled PE/C Core Yarn 20s Twill ApparelX ID:1073464
Made from Recycled Polyester.
Recycle Material
8682 リサイクルPE/Cコアヤーン 20sポプリン
Made from Recycled Polyester.
Recycle Material
8683 Recycled PE/C Core Yarn 30//×14s Oxford
Made from Recycled Polyester.
Recycle Material
52268 E & Dress Recycled Span MVS30s VIERA WFSY
Made from 100% Recycle PET bottle material.
Recycle Material
ECO-7 Ecoshichi
Recycled fiber that sustainable for both earth and human. Uniecolo Tenology.
Recycle Material
ECO-8 Eco Bee 
Recycled fiber that sustainable for both earth and human. Uniecolo Tenology.
Recycle Material
2440RE Recycled Pallet Organza
Made from Toray's recycled PET bottle fiber "&+".


Enviroment Friendly

This product line includes products that has low environmental impact technologies in dyeing processes and products that replace petroleum-base materials with bio-derived materials.


Type Product Description
Enviroment Friendly
280 Onibegie Light Nylon
Using Onibeige, eco-friendly dye technology.
Enviroment Friendly
43286 Nylon Taslan Oxford Onibegie
Using Onibeige, eco-friendly dye technology.
Enviroment Friendly
W5633FF Fluorine Free Water Repellent/high Multi Taffeta
Eco-friendly water repellent taffeta.
Enviroment Friendly
W6680 50D High Density Taffeta
High density Eco-friendly water repellent taffeta.
Enviroment Friendly
W7780 75D High Density Taffeta
High density Eco-friendly water repellent taffeta.
Enviroment Friendly
42834 SOLOTEX® Taffeta Jersey
Using bio-derived materials (SOLOTEX technology)
Enviroment Friendly
42879 Solotex High Tension
Using bio-derived materials (SOLOTEX technology)
Enviroment Friendly
52248 SOLOTEX® X ECOPET® Twill Stretch
Using bio-derived materials (SOLOTEX technology)
Enviroment Friendly
52249 SOLOTEX® Melange 4WAY Stretch
Using bio-derived materials (SOLOTEX technology)
Enviroment Friendly
52266 SOLOTEX® X ECOPET® Weather Stretch
Using bio-derived materials (SOLOTEX technology)
Enviroment Friendly
75000 Yarn-dyed Polyester / Wool / Solotex Trostretch
Using bio-derived materials (SOLOTEX technology)
Enviroment Friendly
C1965 Staple X SOLOTEX Twill Stretch
Using bio-derived materials (SOLOTEX technology)
Enviroment Friendly
SB1420 Linen SORONA® Stretch
Made from plant-derived material (SORONA)

Recycled Fibers

Although not a new technology, recycled fibers are play a big role in sustainable textxile. 

Lyocell (TENCEL™), in particular, is a recycled fiber made from wood pulp, which has a circular cross-section of fibers that are strong and resistant to shrinkage and loss of strength when wet. Moreover, TENCEL is ecological fiber as no waste liquid is released into the environment because the solvent is recovered and reused.  


Type Product Description 
Recycled Fibers
22422 Tencel ™ Lyocell Fiber / Cotton Twill
Uses eco-friendly Tencel ™ lyocell fiber, with a low environmental impact.
Recycled Fibers
405 30 // Cotton, Tencel ™ Modal Fiber Dotsume Plain Cotton Sheeting(UV CUT)
Uses eco-friendly Tencel ™ lyocell fiber, with a low environmental impact.
Recycled Fibers
406 30/1 Cotton/Tencel™ Modal Fiber Knitting Mills(UV CUT)
Uses eco-friendly Tencel ™ lyocell fiber, with a low environmental impact.

We believe this list will be very helpful if you are new to Japan textiles.
Stay tuned for part II with Eco-friendly trims and acessories!

For more sustainable products, please visit our Sustainable Products Page.

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