Toyoshima & Co., Ltd. (President: TOYOSHIMA Hanshichi, Nagoya City Naka-kuToward the realization of a zero-carbon city by 2050 launched by Toyota City (Mayor: Toshihiko Ota), W TOKYO Co., Ltd. (Representative Director: Noriyoshi Murakami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) is working together with W TOKYO Co., Ltd. (Representative Director: Noriyoshi Murakami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) in the promotion project "New VibeZ" implemented through industry-academia-government-private collaboration so that the younger generation, who will lead the next generation, in particular will think about decarbonization and take action. Partnership Agreement on Promoting Zero Carbon Cities was concluded on Saturday, June 24.
Toyoshima & Co., Ltd. is engaged in a series of processes from the purchase and sale of raw materials, yarns, and fabrics from all over the world, to the planning and production of final products, and is comprehensively developing business in all processes of the fashion industry. In addition, in a world where 5G and ICT are spreading and Society 5.0 is being promoted, we are seeking ways to contribute to society, and since 2017 we have been investing in venture companies with the latest technologies from the CVC Fund.
"New VibeZ" launched by Toyota City will be a promotional project under the theme of "resource recycling" that focuses on "clothing," which is of great interest to the younger generation, and will disseminate practices and information to create "empathy" for the same generation with the cooperation of companies and other organizations, led by university students and others. As part of this project, Toyoshima & Co., Ltd., Toyota City, and W TOKYO Co., Ltd. have concluded a partnership agreement on the promotion of zero carbon cities. Through this agreement, Toyoshima & Co., Ltd. will collaborate on a demonstration project related to resource recycling of clothing.
On Saturday, June 24, 2023, a signing ceremony was held by Toyota City, Toyoshima & Co., Ltd., and W TOKYO Co., Ltd. At the signing ceremony, an overview of "New VibeZ" was given and the promotional logo was unveiled.
■Partnership Agreement on the Promotion of Zero Carbon Cities
〈Purpose of the Agreement〉
By implementing various projects related to decarbonization and carbon neutrality, we aim to contribute to the realization of a sustainable "zero-carbon city" where everyone can live in their own way with peace of mind.
〈Project Start Date〉
Saturday, June 24, Reiwa 5
(1) Production of WRC goods designed by students, ➁ "Clothing education ®* visiting lectures" to learn about the various roles and possibilities of clothing such as environment, sociality, and diversity, (3) Collection of clothing, (4) Other initiatives related to the 3Rs, etc. as part of the "Toyota Zero Carbon Action", etc.
*... Initiatives advocated by Chikuma Co., Ltd. (Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka) to connect clothing and the environment, etc.
A planning and production company for the Tokyo Girls Collection, which has been held twice a year since August 2005. In 2015, in collaboration with Asia-Pacific, we held a fashion show on the theme of SDGs at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in May 2018, and in Japan, we launched the TGC Regional Revitalization Project in 2015 to contribute to regional revitalization by holding TGCs in regional cities such as Kitakyushu City, Shizuoka City, and Wakayama City. We are actively working to promote the SDGs.
■Toyoshima & Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1841. Based on more than 180 years of experience, we are expanding our business domain in response to the changing times. We are comprehensively responsible for the supply chain of the fashion industry, from global raw material arrangement to final product planning, production management, and delivery. In addition, as a company that proposes a sustainable lifestyle, we will promote the development of sustainable materials and functional products toward the Society 5.0 society, and provide services utilizing information technology through investment and alliances with tech ventures.
Since 2019, we have adopted "MY WILL" as our statement and set out our stance.