BLANK APPAREL™, which uses recycled polyester as part of its raw materials,
Adopted for Kitakyushu Marathon 2024 Limited edition T-shirts
-Collect unwanted clothing from participating runners.

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JEPLAN, INC. (Representative Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer: Masaki Takao; hereinafter "JEPLAN") 's SDGs-supported printed T-shirt body "BLANK APPAREL™" was used as a Limited edition T-shirt for the Kitakyushu Marathon held on Sunday, February 18, 2024 (venue: Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu City). In addition, we collected unwanted clothing from runners at the race site.

The Kitakyushu Marathon was held on a course certified by the JAAF and AIMS, starting in front of Kitakyushu City Hall and finishing in front of the Kitakyushu International Conference Center. The marathon set 12 of the SDGs goals and is working toward achieving them.

JEPLAN, the operator of BLANK APPAREL™, operates a "Make Clothes from Clothes®" chemical recycling plant in Hibikinada, Kitakyushu City, where the conference is held. Both parties have been discussing the possibility of collaboration in order to promote resource recycling efforts in Kitakyushu City. JEPLAN's philosophy of "BRINGing everyone into circular economy" has been endorsed, and we have decided to collaborate with the Kitakyushu Marathon. On the day of the marathon, JEPLAN produced T-shirts made of "BLANK APPAREL™," which is 100% textile-derived recycled polyester, and collected unwanted clothing from participating runners.

The collected clothing is reused and recycled at the Kitakyushu Hibikinada Plant, depending on the material. 100% polyester clothing, in particular, is recycled into recycled polyester using JEPLAN's proprietary BRING Technology™ chemical recycling technology, and is then used to make new clothing and other materials. The 100% polyester garments are recycled into recycled polyester using JEPLAN's proprietary BRING Technology™ chemical recycling technology.

The JEPLAN Group will continue to promote collaboration with domestic and overseas partners to realize its corporate philosophy of "BRINGing everyone into circular economy," and the entire group will work together to drive the circular economy.


About "Kitakyushu Marathon 2024" (

  • Organizer : Kitakyushu Marathon Executive Committee Secretariat
  • Date : Sunday, February 18, 2024
  • Location:Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka

<Contents of collaboration with the Kitakyushu Marathon 2024>

  • Collecting unwanted clothing from runners participating in the event
  • BLANK APPAREL™ T-shirt body used for convention Limited edition T-shirts

Photo: Limited edition T-shirts (black and white)

Photo: Kitakyushu City Mayor Kazuhisa Takeuchi waving to the crowd, and others involved in the event.



Making polyester sustainable. BRING Material™, a recycled polyester made from mill waste and used clothing, is used as part of the material for apparel, uniforms, merchandise, and novelty prints. BRING™ collection platform.


【The original press release is in Japanese】

【JEPLANプレスリリース】BLANK APPAREL、北九州マラソン大会限定Tシャツに採用.PDF


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