Connecting Textile Production Areas and Designers: Fashion Curator - Miyaura Shinya
Top European brands rate Japanese textiles highly but many workshops are closing down. Miyaura Shinya shares information on the industry's superb skills as a way to revitalize manufacturing regions and forge relationships with designers. He visits factories to learn about new cloth, brings designers on visits and plans exhibitions. He also set up a course to train a new generation of potential factory workers. Miyaura's hard work helps to slow the decline of Japan's textile industry.
Miyaura collects information on textile manufacturers across Japan
His work matches designers to local workshops to revitalize whole regions
Graduates of Miyaura's textile manufacturing course work at factories
Graduates also help regions struggling to find successors