Japan Textile Salon
by Stephen Garner
Japan Textile Salon
Natural yarns used to make Kuroki denim

Government agency Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) has announced a textile salon to be held on January 17 – 18, 2018 at The Altman Building (135 West 18th Street) in NYC from 10 AM – 5 PM each day. A cocktail reception will be held on the 17th directly after the event.

Japan Textile Salon will host 22 textile exhibitors, each will highlight and discuss design techniques and the use of fabrications and materials such as eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton, coolmax and water-repellent stretch fabrics. Other highlights will be inkjet printing techniques alongside traditional hand-printing derived from original Japanese methods. As well as premium fabrics made by a special circular loom that incorporates a traditional silk braiding technology. The focus of each exhibitor is to increase sales and distribution channels within the U.S. market as well as displaying the season’s trend colors for Japanese textiles.

“It is our great pleasure to present the new and improved Japan Textile Salon to kick start 2018. JETRO last organized a fabric show in January 2014 and we utilized the past 4 years reflecting, preparing, and listening to what is needed in the industry,” said Asuka Yatabe, project coordinator for Business Development & PR at JETRO. “The Textile Salon is a platform curated for the fabric buyers who are interested in discovering quality, unique, and authentic Japanese fabrics that will evoke their inspiration and creativity. This is what Japanese novelty fabrics are all about. We are confident buyers will leave our show with many special gems.”

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