Toyoshima & Co., Ltd. has a history of promoting earth-friendly materials even before the SDGs were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Going forward, we will continue to strive to develop and disseminate materials that ensure traceability and sustainability, and build sustainable businesses throughout the supply chain, from raw material procurement and manufacturing to logistics, sales, and recycling.
Initiatives for a Decarbonized Society
The environmental impact of the fashion industry has become a major problem around the world. According to an announcement by the Ministry of the Environment, the environmental impact of everything from the procurement of raw materials to spinning, sewing, and transportation of products amounts to approximately 90,000 tons of CO2 emissions and approximately 8.3 billion m3 of water in one year. Toyoshima & Co., Ltd. will understand the impact of the fashion industry on the natural environment and society, derive solutions for the entire industry, and promote initiatives toward carbon neutrality.
Fiscal 2030 Targets
Results for the 105th fiscal year(*2)
Aiming for net zero as soon as possible
Offset by purchasing various credits
Setting up for JSFA(*1)
* Emission factor: Quoted from the Ministry of the Environment's emission intensity database and IDEAv3
(*1) Japan Sustainable Fashion Alliance (JSFA). Corporate collaboration platform to jointly derive solutions to common issues in the fashion and textile industries (joined since August 2021) (*2) Calculation period: July 2021 ~ June 30, 2022
From July 2021 ~ June 30, 2022, we reduced CO2 emissions by 150 tons, which is equivalent to about 20% of the full year, by switching to CO2-free electricity for real estate used by the company, and offset 895 tons of emissions through the purchase of various credits. As a result, we have achieved net zero CO2 emissions in Scopes 1 and 2.
Contributing to a recycling-oriented society
In order to contribute to the creation of a recycling-oriented society, we are working to reduce and recycle waste. In addition, by utilizing the latest technologies, we will improve the efficiency of the entire supply chain and reduce environmental impact, thereby establishing a sustainable industrial structure.
Promotion of Recycling
We are promoting initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions and reduce environmental impact by reusing discarded materials, such as WAMEGURI, a project to collect and recycle unnecessary textile products by material, and TecRecyc, a project to reuse three materials of polyester, nylon, and acrylic using cutting-edge technology.
Creating a new common sense and culture that clothes circulate in Japan WAMEGURI
WAMEGURI is a project that collects unnecessary clothes and raw materials, recycles them, and regenerates them into new products. Collection, cutting, and spinning are all carried out in Japan, and the four materials of PET bottles, cotton, wool, and feathers can be reborn as new products with an environmentally friendly recycling system. Characterized by the fact that the recycling process is carried out in "Japan Japan," we started in January 2022 to create a new common sense and culture that "clothes are circulated in Japan."
PET bottle waste collected through cleanup activities in the sea, rivers, and forests in cooperation with local governments and companies will be reborn as a fiber "UpDRIFT" that is the raw material for apparel products.
Globally recycled materials using state-of-the-art technology TecRecyc
The environmental impact of the fashion industry has become a major problem around the world. Amid the urgent need to promote initiatives for recycled fibers, the market share of recycled fibers has increased slightly from 14.7% in 2020 to 14.8% in 2021*1 for polyester, which is the largest production volume of clothing. In response to this situation in the fashion industry, Toyoshima & Co., Ltd. is developing a project called "TecRecyc", a global recycled material. TecRecyc has repeatedly tried and failed to develop a wide range of recycled materials to enable the regeneration of three fibers: polyester, nylon, and acrylic. By reusing materials that have been discarded so far, we will take on the challenge of reducing the burden on the environment, such as reducing CO2 emissions.
In addition, we contribute to carbon offset by donating to more trees through TecRecyc. For example, if you purchase one product with the "TecRecyc" tag lowered, 10 yen will be donated to forest conservation organizations, which will contribute to a carbon offset of about 1,000 g.
*1 Source: Preferred Fiber & Materials Market Report 2022
Reduction of waste
By utilizing the latest technology, we will propose manufacturing that conserves resources and does not release wasteful things to the world. In addition, we will improve the efficiency and reduce the burden on the entire supply chain and establish a sustainable industrial structure.
Next-generation manufacturing platform BUZZU
We operate a manufacturing platform where you can freely customize your favorite item by selecting it from the materials, types, and designs of various items.
Sample creation using 3DCG
By incorporating 3DCG, such as "VIRTUAL CLOTHING," which utilizes 3DCG to improve the efficiency of the apparel production process, we are working to improve fundamental issues in the apparel industry, such as improving production speed, improving the accuracy of demand forecasting, and realizing a made-to-order production system.
Development of environmentally friendly materials
Initiatives for Environmentally Friendly Materials for More than 30 Years
Toyoshima & Co., Ltd. has a history of promoting earth-friendly materials even before the SDGs were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. In 2005, we launched the Orgavitz Project, an organic cotton promotion project, to spread organic cotton cultivation that does not use chemical fertilizers and is friendly to both people and the environment.Tencel
In addition, "FOOD TEXTILE (food textile)", which started in 2015 and uses ingredients scheduled for disposal and coffee waste as dyes, is supported by our partner food-related companies and collaboration companies. It has grown into a brand that is supported by many consumers.
"TRUECOTTON was realized through an exclusive sales agreement with Turkish spinning group UCAK TEKSTIL for Japanese companies. (True Cotton)" is organic cotton that can be identified as a farm and a spinning mill. It is a safe and secure organic cotton made in a place where people working on cotton farms can lead healthy and bright lives, and people who work in spinning cotton mills that make yarn can feel like they can work energetically tomorrow. We aim to spread the value of cherishing producers, methods and land to the world of fashion. Based on our philosophy of "sincerity, trust, solidity and proactivity," we value the TOYOSHIMA to act honestly and steadily without lying.