About Textiles

Japan has a long history of textile production, and is one of the largest producers of technical textiles. In a global market flooded by cheap textiles from China and other emerging nations, Japan’s textile industry is transforming itself into an industry specialised in technical and smart textiles to survive the competition. Innovations like synthetic spider silk and wearable health monitors are among the efforts to set the Japanese textile industry apart from others.

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Technical Textiles
  • Voluntary Standards
  • Cooperation with the EU
  • EU-Japan EPA
  • Expert Report
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs