Epson and Yuima Nakazato together for a sustainable future

Taking advantage of the setting of the Spring-Summer 2023 Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Epson has unveiled a new collaboration project with renowned Japanese fashion designer Yuima Nakazato and his eponymous brand, YUIMA NAKAZATO, which will focus on developing of various avant-garde creations that will bet on sustainability.

To achieve this, use the Epson digital textile printing, which will allow Yuima Nakazato to embody her unique and creative vision of the world, but this is not the only important key. The Japanese designer has developed some of her creations with the help of a new, more sustainable textile production process that has the potential to transform the fashion industry.

We talk about technology Epson Dry Fiber Technology, which is already used commercially to recycle office paper and requires virtually no water. This technology has been adapted to produce printable non-woven fabric from used garments, a very important achievement for all that it means in terms of sustainability for the world of fashion.

The common goal of this initiative is to help create awareness about the waste of water and associated material with excess production, and give visibility to how the shift to digital textile printing using more environmentally friendly pigment inks offers the fashion industry a more sustainable and efficient means of textile printing.

Hitoshi Igarashi, from Epson’s Printing Solutions division, has explained in detail the importance of this technology:

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“Although still in an early stage, at Epson we believe that Dry Fiber Technology, combined with digital printing with pigment inks, could offer the fashion industry a much more sustainable future, significantly reducing water use, and , at the same time, offering designers complete freedom to fully express their creativity. As part of Epson’s Environmental Vision, we are committed to contributing to a circular economy, and this new development could be an important step to continue moving in the right direction, as Dry Fiber Technology applied to the fashion industry allows produce material for new clothing, recycled from used garments.”

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