Japanese-Made Fabrics Make It Big in Middle East Japanese Companies Hold Impregnable Position in Thobe Fabric Market

Fabrics for thobe (an ankle-length Arab garment) account for the largest quantity in Japanese fabric exports, and have particularly acquired an impregnable position in the high-quality zone, overcoming headwinds such as the fluctuation of exchange rates. The variety of fabrics might look to have no remarkable differences at a glance, but accurate development efforts have produced favorable results. Japan’s leading manufacturers and trading firms are leaders in the markets for thobe and abaya fabrics, and their activities are introduced as follows: Toyobo The Enhancement of Brand Value Highly Appreciated for Differentiation of Hand Toyobo has been the leader in Japanese thobe fabric exports. According to manufacturer-seller Toyobo STC Co., Ltd., exports to

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Thobe Fabric Exports to Middle East Favorable Contracting But Cautious Outlook Sales of High-Class Fabrics Hold the Key to Success

The Ramadan (fasting month) sales season will determine the success or failure of fiscal 2016 exports of fabrics for thobe (an ankle-length Arab garment) to the Middle East, and sales are expected to reach a peak in early July. In fiscal 2015, thobe fabric exports remained buoyant for Japanese companies thanks to the weaker Japanese currency, and this was a factor driving up their business performance. Shipments for this year’s Ramadan sales are already completed, and Japanese companies are waiting for the results of sales at shops and stores. The contracting of fabrics for deliveries after Ramadan is said to be favorable, but there is concern about the outlook of

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Japanese Textile Makers Seek Actual Business at July Exhibitions

Japanese textile manufacturers in production districts and fabric trading firms are beginning to take a serious attitude toward expanding fabric exports again. This can be seen in the fact that many Japanese companies are exhibiting in the textile exhibitions which Premiere Vision and Milano Unica have newly organized for July in response to industry’s needs for earlier holdings. European textile exhibitions have mainly been held in February for the spring/summer season, and in September for the fall/winter season. The three major exhibitions of Premiere Vision Fabrics, Milano Unica and Munich Fabric Start have been held in this schedule. However, business negotiations with major brands are already over by these dates,

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