Unitika Trading Co., Ltd., in collaboration with the group company Unitika Trading Co., Ltd. Tokiwa Factory, has developed a fine count yarn spun from Australian cotton. The “Premium Pure White Shirt” adopted by Maker’s Shirt Kamakura Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Kamakura Shirt”) will be on sale from March 28, 2022 at the Kamakura Shirt “Global Online Store” (Japan). And worldwide simultaneous release).
In the background of the development, we started with the selection of raw materials that were particular about “white”, which is the basis of business shirts, in an effort with Kamakura shirts that were particular about purely domestic products. -Adopts Australian cotton with excellent traceability. It took about 3 years to develop Spun yarn with gloss and whiteness that meets the demands of Kamakura shirts.
In addition, by taking advantage of the whiteness created by Australian cotton and reducing the amount of chemicals such as fluorescent agents used in the thread dyeing process of our partner factories, we are reducing the environmental burden. Not only the raw materials, but also the materials and shirts that are particular about sustainable production have been completed.
From the development stage, with the cooperation of the Consulate-General of Australia in Osaka, we are reporting this development project to the local Cotton Australia. We will introduce shirts made from raw materials born in Australia to Australia and start local sales in Australia using the Japan-Australia EPA.