Organized by JFW (Japan Fashion Week Organization), The Premium Textile Japan (PTJ) Spring/Summer 2023 will be held at the Tokyo International Forum /Exhibition Hall E on May 25-26, subject to full compliance with safety rules and measures to prevent COVID-19 infection.
The event will focus on the ongoing JFW Sustainability Project and the JFW Textile Online Salon project. Mipox, a globally renowned top Japanese-affiliated polishing maker will showcase its dispersion technique for polymer/semiconductor materials, including resins, alongside coating techniques in the production process are utilised efficiently to develop reflective materials. The products to be displayed by the company include Ref Lite8000 series; a 20-colour set of reflective clothing kept always in stock and encompassing a wide-ranging spectrum. It will also showcase Ref Lite Softlite Plus - a reflector designed for the fashion industry, which eliminates stiffness, bends easily for piping and can be easily sewn.
Rainbow World from Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture, will also join PTJ for the first time with its own one-stop production facility, handling printing, washing, finishing and sewing for the handkerchiefs, stoles and other items on offer. It will showcase double-sided inkjet prints (integrated duplex) using reactive dye for cotton and silk. Another must-see poducts includes a uniquely developed natural plant-dyed fabric, using the regional resource of Akita cedar from Noshiro City, with dye extracted from its leaves as a raw material processed by hand screen printing in house.
Moelan Studio, a GOTS-certified specialist will exhibit a soft-touch twill that combines the ultra-breathable Lenzingecovero and sustainable true cotton material alongside a fluid and near-translucent typewriter fabric blending.
Located in the Niigata region, Asaki will present check fabrics using an unevenly dyed organic cotton, unique to the Niigata region and blending twisted yarns for a cool and fresh feel. Other highlights include crepe fabrics using blended yarns; cotton for warp and recycled polyester for weft, which retain their crease effect in a vertical direction, alongside newly developed fabrics using blended yarns; cotton for warp, cotton/linen for weft and washer-processed. All of which offering the same familiar cool and fresh feel; further interwoven with sashiko-like stitches for unique surface changes on the fabric.