A Big Change for Small Manufacturers
[BIZ STREAM SPECIAL EDITION]
This series includes selected stories from BIZ STREAM's signature "On-Site" reports. As Japan's domestic market evolves, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are finding less orders coming in from the companies they usually rely on for sales. This episode shows how some of these businesses are shifting away from the standard business-to-business model and towards creating their own products to sell directly to consumers.

A Big Change for Small Manufacturers

A company that manufactures the textiles used to cover the edges of tatami mats is now using its fabrics to create a wide range of products such as bags and wallets
Resistant to both heat and water, this highly durable notepad is made from paper that was originally developed for making dry cleaning tags