Epson collaborates with a Japanese designer to build a sustainable future for fashion

Karen Pham

Karen Pham

Yuima Nakazato

Epson, the technology company, has partnered with fashion designer Yuima Nakazato to reveal sustainable creations at this month’s Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 event.

Using technology from Epson, Nakazato is using low-impact manufacturing processes to create high-quality custom garments to launch his designs.

Kicking off a three-year partnership with Epson, the designer gathered 150 kg of waste clothing material in Kenya, to repurpose into his latest collection.

Epson then applied its dry fibre technology to create more than 50 metres of non-woven fabric, which was printed using pigment inks with Epson’s Monna Lisa digital printing technology.

Nakazato and Epson believe that the future of the fashion industry will be more sustainable once the industry switches to dry fibre technology combined with pigment ink digital printing.

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Karen Pham

Karen Pham

Karen Pham is a marketing and branding enthusiast with a major in legal English. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, she is a contributor to Viable.Earth.


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