Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Japanese company to sell wearable cosmetic garments
Japanese company to sell wearable cosmetic garments
01
Dec '15
Japanese chemical maker Teijin is developing a new type of fibre that contains ingredients that protect the skin as the company seeks to differentiate itself in the increasingly competitive textile industry, according to media reports.

And so, the latest wearable technology from Japan won't come with GPS, cameras or computer chips.

Teijin has said it would start selling lingerie and outerwear that helps moisturize and soothe the user's skin.

According to Teijin, the fibre will be made of modified polyester polymer containing malic acid that will retain the skin's low acidity. Whenever perspiration forms and dries, the skin becomes alkaline, making it susceptible to microbes and other irritants. The fibre also releases compounds that interact with the skin's moisture to enhance beauty. The products are scheduled to go on sale next spring.

“This will be the first underwear and shirts that will go on sale in Japan as cosmetic and beauty products,” a company spokesman said.

The challenge was in creating malic acid fabric that could endure washing-machine use. The product is still effective after 50 or more washes, according to the spokesman.

A set of lingerie will be sold for about 4,000 yen ($32). The company may expand the use of the textile to products for men in the future, the spokesman said.

The company will partner athletic clothing maker Descente and sell sportswear made for yoga and running next summer. Teijin also plans to sell underwear under its own brand in fiscal 2016. Teijin foresees a customer base comprised of 30 to 50-something women. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Decision in UK budget to attract investment in retail: BRC

Textiles | On 24th Nov 2017

Decision in UK budget to attract investment in retail: BRC

British finance minister Philip Hammond’s announcement in his budget...

Courtesy: Shangdong Ruyi

Textiles | On 24th Nov 2017

Shangdong Ruyi to acquire major stake in Bagir

Shangdong Ruyi Technology Group Ltd, one of the leading Asian global...

Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com invests $44 mn in Tiki.vn

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Nov 2017

Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com invests $44 mn in Tiki.vn

Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com has invested $44 million in Tiki.vn, a ...

Interviews View All

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

November 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search