– Partnership combining inkjet and dry fiber technologies to create stunning designs from recycled clothing –
Hemel Hempstead, England, January 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Epson unveiled stunning and sustainable creations from renowned Japanese fashion designer Yuima Nakazato and her eponymous brand at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2023. In addition to using Epson’s digital textile printing to replicate his unique and creative worldview, Yuima Nakazato realizes some of his innovations with the help of a new, more sustainable and industry-changing textile production process.
Epson’s dry fiber technology, which was previously marketed for recycling office paper and requires no water, has been adapted to recycle waste cloths. The new textile production process was revealed by Paris As part of a three-year collaboration between Epson and YUIMA NAKAZATO, it was used to create objects for the first time on the latter’s runway at the Palais de Tokyo on January 25, 2023.
The collaboration between Epson and YUIMA NAKAZATO will develop the company’s printing support for success and raise the standard of its innovations to produce high-quality custom garments with low impact. Both Epson and YUIMA NAKAZATO want to raise awareness of the water and material waste associated with overproduction. The Paris show will demonstrate how switching to digital textile printing using eco-friendly inks can provide the fashion industry with sustainable and less wasteful textile printing.
The fabric used to create the latest YUIMA NAKAZATO fashion line is obtained from used clothes. Africa, a destination for many discarded clothes from other places in the world. Nakazato visited Kenya The “mountain of clothes” they encountered there collected about 150 kilograms of waste clothing. Epson then applied the dry fiber process to produce more than 50 meters of new fiberless non-woven fabric, some of which was used to print with Epson ink. Who is Lisa? Digital printing technology.
Hitoshi Igarashi Epson’s Printing Solutions Division explains the importance of the technology: “Although still in its infancy, Epson believes dry fiber technology combined with color digital printing will provide a more sustainable future for the fashion industry, significantly reducing water use and giving designers the freedom to fully express their creativity.” .
“Epson’s environmental vision is committed to contributing to a circular economy, and this development can be a step towards achieving this. Dry fiber technology applied to the fashion industry offers the opportunity to produce new clothes from recycled clothes.”
In a distributed printing experiment for space decoration, Epson inkjet printers were introduced. Japan And France Remote support from Epson engineers were used to make on-site decorations. Both Epson and YUIMA NAKAZATO want to continue exploring their options to contribute to a more sustainable fashion industry.
Epson is a global technology leader whose efficient, compact and precise creative philosophy enriches lives and helps create a better world. The company is focused on solving societal issues through home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle innovations. Epson’s goal is to become carbon negative and eliminate the use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and steel by 2050. JapanBased on Seiko Epson Corporation, the global Epson Group generates annual sales. JPY 1 trillion.
 Digital textile printing using inks provides a more sustainable approach to the fabric production process compared to traditional analog methods. In addition to inks that require less water, the digital process requires very few steps and is not complicated. Unlike analog, it does not require platemaking, washing or storage, results in less disposal of used inks, and makes-to-order production contributes to less waste.
 Epson’s Who is Lisa? Digital direct-to-fabric printers use less water compared to analog methods. Paint colors are more environmentally friendly. Epson GENESA inks are certified by ECOCERT.
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