JEPLAN collaborated with the designer brand THEATRE PRODUCTS (THEATRE PRODUCTS; Location: Tokyo Shibuya; Director: Akira Takeuchi) and designed fashion items with recycled polyester fabric. The collaboration items, which are part of the 2017 SS collection “GOLD MINE” are all made out of chemical polyester extracted out of materials like PET bottles, collected from consumers.
One dress we designed together was also presented as “THEATRE PRODUCTS 2017 Summer-Fall collection” at the New York Fashion Week. We also had the opportunity to collect old and unwanted clothing.
In December, our recycling factory in Kitakyushu will start operation. We are planning to recycle old polyester clothing there, in order to turn them into new pure polyester fiber which can then be reused.
This newly introduced chemical recycling of polyester will allow us to manufacture polyester fiber with the same quality as petroleum based polyester.
■New York Fashion Week Theatre Products PRESENTATION
・Loaction：Industria (40 Bethune Street, New York )
※There will be an collection box for old clothing at hall 1 until the 28th of February
※The presentation can be seen at this website:
New York Fashion Week “THEATRE PRODUCTS 2017 Summer-Fall” presented collaboration dress
For further information, click on the link below:
日本環境設計リリース）Theatre Products との取り組みスタートのお知らせ_20170216