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Japan apparels take a tech leap

epa05220319 A model presents a creation by KBF design team for the label KBF during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Tokyo, Japan, 18 March 2016. The presentation of the Autumn/Winter 2016 collections runs from 14 to 19 March.  EPA/KIYOSHI OTA

AFP From ready-to-wear knits manufactured instantly to customised dresses produced on inkjet printers, Japan’s apparel industry is turning to state-of-the-art technology in a bold bid to cut labour costs and secure its future. At manufacturing giant Shima Seiki’s factory in western Japan, garments materialise in minutes, thanks to digitally-programmed automated ...

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