Snow Peak

Realizing sustainable manufacturing
with eco-friendly
WHOLEGARMENT flat knitting machines

Snow Peak, Inc.

Snow Peak, Inc., founded in Sanjo City, Niigata Prefecture in 1958, is a premier outdoor equipment manufacturer in Japan.
日韩a毛片免费播放|日本毛片a一免费 With emphasis on activities to protect the environment, Snow Peak began a partnership in July 2018 with JEPLAN, INC. (Japan Environment PLANning), a company engaged in the development and production of recycled fibers and various recycling projects. In May 2019, the Snow Peak “BRING T-shirt” was launched as their first jointly developed product. In October that same year, "HQ WHOLEGARMENT," which uses yarn spun from the company's recycled polyester resin, was released as their second product, and both have been well received. SHIMA SEIKI's WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine has contributed to the development of high quality products that are friendly to both people and the environment.

WHOLEGARMENT Knitting Machines

Re-cycling discarded clothing into yarn; then back to knitwear

"In the modern world of mass production and mass consumption, about 1 million tons of clothing are discarded in Japan each year. As a manufacturer that values the long-term relationship that forms between the equipment it produces and its users, Snow Peak was compelled to act on their sincere wish to change this situation. From that was born the aforementioned "BRING T-shirt" and "HQ WHOLEGARMENT" as well as the "SNOW PEAK ReCYCLE PROJECT."

日韩a毛片免费播放|日本毛片a一免费 "SNOW PEAK ReCYCLE PROJECT" is a recycling process that collects tents and clothing, separates the polyester, refines it, spins it to form new yarn at the JEPLAN factory, and begins new life as clothing at the Snow Peak factory. The raw material is used to produce WHOLEGARMENT knitwear three-dimensionally in one entire piece without waste. With a collective conscience among people who value resources, a sustainable and organic recycling system is achieved.

Collection

1. Collection

Recycled polyester

2. Recycled polyester

From resin to fiber

3. From resin to fiber

To product

4. To product

Waste-free clothing made with only the necessary amount of yarn

The "SNOW PEAK ReCYCLE PROJECT" is realized by recycled polyester manufacturing technology of JEPLAN and WHOLEGARMENT knitting technology, which realizes seam-free products. In developing "HQ WHOLEGARMENT" the machine was installed in the Snow Peak headquarters building.

Conventionally, clothing is produced by cutting body or sleeve shapes out of fabric, but that method yields fabric scrap. WHOLEGARMENT knitting on the other hand uses only the necessary amount of yarn to produce an item. Therefore, a major advantage is that none of the fabric goes to waste.

According to Snow Peak, the reason for choosing the WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine was that "there is no waste in the manufacturing process, so resources can be used effectively and it is environmentally friendly." In addition, "ease in customizing the shape, size, and design" seems to have been the decisive factor. Snow Peak says it developed products by repeated testing using yarn suitable to WHOLEGARMENT knitting from existing stock at JEPLAN.

WHOLEGARMENT

Snow Peak also welcomes visitors wishing to observe the WHOLEGARMENT machine in action at its open factory. It is a valuable opportunity to experience the recycling process that is usually hidden in a proverbial black box.

WHOLEGARMENT Knitting Machines
Open factory

Waste-free clothing made with only the necessary amount of yarn

The "SNOW PEAK ReCYCLE PROJECT" is realized by recycled polyester manufacturing technology of JEPLAN and WHOLEGARMENT knitting technology, which realizes seam-free products. In developing "HQ WHOLEGARMENT" the machine was installed in the Snow Peak headquarters building.

Conventionally, clothing is produced by cutting body or sleeve shapes out of fabric, but that method yields fabric scrap. WHOLEGARMENT knitting on the other hand uses only the necessary amount of yarn to produce an item. Therefore, a major advantage is that none of the fabric goes to waste.

WHOLEGARMENT

According to Snow Peak, the reason for choosing the WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine was that "there is no waste in the manufacturing process, so resources can be used effectively and it is environmentally friendly." In addition, "ease in customizing the shape, size, and design" seems to have been the decisive factor. Snow Peak says it developed products by repeated testing using yarn suitable to WHOLEGARMENT knitting from existing stock at JEPLAN.

Snow Peak also welcomes visitors wishing to observe the WHOLEGARMENT machine in action at its open factory. It is a valuable opportunity to experience the recycling process that is usually hidden in a proverbial black box.

WHOLEGARMENT Knitting Machines
Open factory

An excellent seam-free product that is also stress-free

Snow Peak is very satisfied with the results from installing its WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine. "The fact that we can offer recycled products and to show how they are manufactured has changed the way customers react. We believe that by showing the process that was previously hidden, more people may become more interested in recycling. The number of items being collected for recycling is actually increasing as well."

日韩a毛片免费播放|日本毛片a一免费 The "HQ WHOLEGARMENT" series is 100% polyester, easy to dry, and has a cotton-like texture. Because it is produced by seam-free WHOLEGARMENT knitting, it is also free of stress from seams touching the skin when worn. For the first month on sale, it has been sold at only 5 stores, but 100 pieces have already been sold (as of December 2019). In the future, the company plans to expand sales with overseas expansion in its sights.

HQ WHOLEGARMENT
Snow Peak, Inc.

Snow Peak, Inc.

Established1958
LocationNiigata, Japan
Type of businessDevelopment, manufacture and sales of outdoor and apparel products.
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