Epson and fashion designer Yuima Nakazato display a glimpse of a extra sustainable long run for style

Epson teamed up with famend Jap style fashion designer Yuima Nakazato and his namesake label YUIMA NAKAZATO at Paris Haute Couture Style Week Spring-Summer time 2023 to give surprising and sustainable creations. Along with the use of Epson virtual textile printing to breed her distinctive and artistic worldview, YUIMA NAKAZATO made a few of her creations with the assistance of a brand new, extra sustainable and doubtlessly industry-transformative textile manufacturing procedure.

Epson’s dry fiber generation, already used commercially to recycle place of business paper and requiring nearly no water, has been tailored to provide printable nonwovens from used clothes. The brand new material manufacturing procedure was once printed in Paris as a part of a three-year collaboration between Epson and YUIMA NAKAZATO and used within the introduction of clothes for the primary time right through the latter’s display on the Palais de Tokyo on January 25. of 2023.

The collaboration between Epson and YUIMA NAKAZATO builds at the good fortune of the corporate’s print fortify for its high fashion and evolves the extent of its creations to permit the minimal impact manufacturing of high quality customized clothes. Each Epson and YUIMA NAKAZATO are focused on elevating consciousness in regards to the waste of water and subject matter related to extra manufacturing. The Paris Motor Display illustrates how switching to virtual textile printing the use of extra environmentally pleasant pigment inks gives the rage {industry} a extra sustainable and not more wasteful method of textile printing.[1]

The material used to create the newest YUIMA NAKAZATO style line was once derived from used clothes subject matter sourced from Africa, the vacation spot for plenty of discarded clothes from different portions of the sector. Nakazato visited Kenya, the place she accumulated round 150kg of scrap clothes subject matter destined for the “clothes mountain” of discarded textiles she discovered there. Epson then implemented its dry fiber procedure to provide greater than 50 meters of recent reconstituted nonwoven material, a few of which was once used to print with pigment inks the use of Epson’s Monna Lisa virtual printing generation.[2]

Hitoshi Igarashi, from Epson’s Printing Answers Department, explains the significance of the generation: “Despite the fact that nonetheless in its early levels, Epson believes that its dry fiber generation mixed with pigment ink virtual printing may be offering the {industry} style a a lot more sustainable long run, considerably lowering water use and permitting designers the liberty to totally specific their creativity.

“Epson’s Environmental Imaginative and prescient is dedicated to contributing to a round economic system, and this building generally is a step against attaining this. Dry fiber generation implemented to the rage {industry} gives the potential of generating subject matter for brand new clothes that has been recycled from used clothes”.

In a disbursed printing take a look at for venue ornament, Epson inkjet printers in Japan and France with faraway fortify from Epson engineers have been used to create decorations within the venue area. Each Epson and YUIMA NAKAZATO intend to proceed exploring the chances of contributing to a extra sustainable style {industry}.


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Epson is an international generation chief whose philosophy of environment friendly, compact and exact innovation enriches lives and is helping create a greater global. The corporate makes a speciality of fixing social issues via inventions in house and place of business printing, business and commercial printing, production, visible and way of life. Epson’s objective is to develop into carbon unfavourable and do away with using exhaustible underground assets, reminiscent of oil and steel, by means of 2050. Led by means of Japan-based Seiko Epson Company, the worldwide Epson crew generates annual gross sales of greater than 1 trillion JPY.

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Epson Center East oversees Epson’s operations within the Center Jap markets, in shut coordination with Epson Europe. Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Epson Center East works carefully with a community of resellers and vendors within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Syria and Yemen, which promises the supply of its wide variety of technologically complicated merchandise to corporations and shoppers within the area.

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