Japan's apparel industry in hi-tech bid to secure future
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 - 5:50 AM
Models wearing creations by Japanese designer Motohiro Tanji at Tokyo Fashion Week on March 17. Mr Tanji relies on Japanese factories to produce his sculptural, sophisticated knits.
FROM ready-to-wear knits manufactured instantly to customised dresses produced on inkjet printers, Japan's apparel industry is turning to state-of-the-art technology in a bold bid to cut labour costs and secure its future.
At manufacturing giant Shima Seiki's factory in...