06-03-18 | 10:00 h - 11:00 h

Webinar 112: Japanese Textile and Clothing Market

What opportunities does the Japanese textile and clothing market offer to EU companies?

Success story: Decoreter OÜ (ALPAKA) / SME / stronger presence in Japan



ALPAKA is a boutique scale manufacturer of alpaca fur and wool founded in 2007.
Its headquarters is located in Tallinn, Estonia (EU) and production units in both Peru and Estonia. They use the treasured alpaca fibre from the Peruvian highlands and design and interpret it in the Nordic way.


With its long tradition in silk production, Japan has been at the forefront of the global silk industry in the early 20th century.

Case Studies

As the world’s third biggest economy, the Japanese market is an excellent opportunity for European companies to export their products and/or services.

04-11-14 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h Brussels time

Webinar 26: Technical Textile Industry in Japan

What are the main trends and characteristics of the Japanese technical textile sector? 

About Textiles

Japan’s domestic production of clothing materials such as leather, yarns and textiles has been in decline for several years, resulting in a downward trend in the volume of imports. China is the largest exporter to Japan for all apparel products.


The Japanese leather industry is dominated by SMEs, producing in rather small quantities. Sales are declining, and the demographic change could further shrink the customer base in the near future.


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