Introducing Japanese products with a strong focus on Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality

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General/Household goods

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle
  • Long-life
  • Free from toxic

Earth-friendly eco bag

SUNLIT CO.,LTD.

Nagoya-city, Aichi
Introduced by The Gamagori Shinkin Bank

Product nameECO.BAG

ECO.BAG

Ethical contribution for SDGs By carrying an eco bag, you can reduce the amount of CO2 emitted during the manufacturing and disposal of plastic bags, which will also lead to a reduction in the amount of crude oil used as a raw material. Furthermore, by coating with ATBC-PVC, it is possible to suppress deformation and discoloration due to heat and aging, and the product also has less of the odor peculiar to PVC. Even when this product is disposed of, the outflow of dioxins and other substances is reduced, contributing to the prevention of global warming.

ECO.BAG

Features of products and servicesBy using non-phthalate vinyl chloride (ATBC-PVC) as the coating agent used on the inside of the bag, it is possible to suppress the generation of dioxins during combustion compared to the commonly used polyvinyl chloride (PVC). ATBC-PVC is a safe raw material that is friendly to the human body and the environment, and is often used in products for young children.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores (chain stores), Manufacturers in various industries

Expected business partnerVia Japanese trading company or direct sales

Track record of transactionsDomestic:Over the past 20 years, we have produced over 3,500 items on an OEM basis for over 200 manufacturers in retail stores such as general stores and other industries.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesOur company has a production track record of approximately 3,500 items, including sewing goods, small items, molded products, stationery, and daily necessities, and we are working to create products that are free of plastic. Specifically, we manufacture products that are considerate to the environment and people, such as recycled plastic products such as recycled PET bottles, organic cotton, and coated paper fiber materials. In addition, by handling many products that use bamboo, we are conscious of sustainable efforts to reduce abandoned bamboo forests.

Company profileSUNLIT CO.,LTD.
No1.Nakagawa BLD.4F., 1-1-25 Chiyoda, Naka-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi 460-0012, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Wholesale
Capital:JPY 3,000,000
Number of employees:8

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General/Household goods

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Recycle
  • Upcycle
  • Local product

All handmade wooden pen

shimadakowariseizaisyo

Koto-ku, Tokyo
Introduced by Tokyo City Shinkin Bank

Product nameoriginal wood pen

original wood pen

Ethical contribution for SDGs The original wood pen, which is completely handmade using natural wood, uses sustainable resources and is an ethical product that contributes to forest conservation by using renewable materials. By using wood, we can reduce the amount of plastic and metal used and reduce the burden on the environment. This contributes to environmental consideration and conservation of forest resources.

original wood pen

Features of products and servicesOur company has been in the lumber business for three generations, and by leveraging our lumber-related skills, we have started producing and selling original wood pens that are completely handmade. We do everything in-house, from material procurement, lumber processing, lathe processing, assembly, and packaging to shipping, and we offer our products at a relatively reasonable price range compared to wood-shafted pens on the market.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores

Expected business partnerWe would like to do business with overseas countries via domestic trading companies.

Track record of transactionsDomestic:DIAMOND CO.,LTD.
Overseas: England

SDGs initiativesOur company mainly manufactures and sells wood chips and sawdust, but at the same time we also make and sell wooden pens.
[Upcycle business]
・We create a framework plan for effectively utilizing felled trees in parks and company premises, and provide services to produce commemorative items.
[Recycling business]
・We also carry out an intermediate wood processing business [Tokyo governer permission No.13-20-077710] that processes scraps and other materials discharged during sawing into chips and recycles them as pulp raw materials and biomass fuel.

Company profileshimadakowariseizaisyo
2-10-11 Shinkiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo 136-0082, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY 3,000,000
Number of employees:6

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Kitchinware

  • Carbon neutrality
  • Recycle
  • Free from toxic
  • Regional collaboration products
  • Barrier-free, Universal Design

Cleaning other than general-purpose oil and fats such as salad oil, dressing, and tempura oil, and removing germs from hands and fingers

Toyo limited company

Misato-city Saitama

Product nameCleaner private tap

Cleaner private tap

Ethical contribution for SDGs Contaminated water discharged from cleaning equipment contains petroleum-derived chemicals, which significantly worsens the water quality of rivers and marshes. Additionally, it has been proven that these chemical detergent ingredients, if taken into the body, can cause significant health damage. By using our Cleaner private tap, you can clean things other than general-purpose oils and fats without using synthetic detergents, and you can also remove 99% of germs from your hands and fingers.

Cleaner private tap

Features of products and servicesFor stains other than general-purpose oils and fats such as salad oil, dressing, and tempura oil on tableware, stains can be cleaned using only the power bubble water generated in the Cleaner private tap without using general synthetic detergents. The kitchen sink drain, which is constantly exposed to Power Bubble, does not produce slime that contains Legionella bacteria. (Please see image.)
Furthermore, it has been proven that 99% of germs on hands and fingers can be removed using just general tap water.

Target business industry and applicationIt can be installed in the backyards of suburban restaurants for washing tableware and foods, in general home kitchens, and on water faucets in schools and public facilities to remove pesticides and germs without using detergents.
We would like to have various companies conduct experiments and verifications at health fairs, gift shows, etc. and wish them become distributors of this product.

Expected business partnerWe would like to sell to the companies that handle general household goods, backyards of the restaurants, public facilities such as shools, etc..

Track record of transactionsDomestic: A shower head that applied a similar principle (however, the size and quantity of bubble particles were not controlled) was sold at TOKYU HANDS stores, Ito-Yokado stores, etc, 15 years ago.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesWith the theme of decarbonization, we are working on research and development of technology to turn waste plastic into oil with the aim of reducing CO2 gas generated from the combustion of waste plastic. In particular, we are promoting the conversion of 3P (PE,PP,PS) to oil.
The annual amount of 3P incinerated exceeds approximately 3.9 million tons, the amount of CO2 scattered in the natural fields is calculated to far exceed 31 million tons.

Company profileToyo limited company
1289-2 Hanta, Misato-city Saitama 341-0012, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing Industry
Capital:JPY3,000,000
Number of employees:10

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General/Household goods

  • Recycle
  • Upcycle

A project to inherit Japanese beauty through used kimono and obi.

Peak Co.,Ltd

Chuo-ku,Tokyo

Product nameUpcycle kimono and obi, clutch & chain bag, Azuma bag

Upcycle kimono and obi, clutch & chain bag, Azuma bag

Ethical contribution for SDGs Brightly colored and gorgeous kimonos are originally something that can be passed down from generation to generation, but in modern times, with the declining birthrate, it has become very difficult to do so. Rather than throw away the traditional Japanese costume, the kimono, we upcycle it, change its shape, pass it on to more people around the world, and provide something that energizes their daily lives, and contribute ethically.

Upcycle kimono and obi, clutch & chain bag, Azuma bag

Features of products and servicesWe use gorgeous kimonos and obi that were used on special occasions in the Showa era. It consists of rare textiles collected from all over the country, including auspicious floral and bird patterns, gold thread, embroidery, and Nishijin-ori. Due to the high cost of raw materials, it could only be realized through remakes. Handmade by bag craftsmen in Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan's largest bag production area.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores

Expected business partnerSpecialty stores and department stores where buyers have high customer ratings for new products and hidden quality products.

Track record of transactionsDomestic:Permanent stores: THE COVER NIPPON Imperial Hotel store, KIMONO QUEEN ANA InterContinental Hotel Tokyo store and Roppongi Hills store. Limited time shops: Hanshin Umeda Main Store, Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku Store, JR Nagoya Takashimaya Store, Keio Department Store Shinjuku Store, etc.
Overseas: Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia

SDGs initiativesWe upcycle used kimonos and obi.

Company profilePeak Co.,Ltd
1313 The Harumi Residence, 5-1-17 Harumi, Chuo-ku,Tokyo 104-0053, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Retail of textile, clothing, etc.
Capital:JPY 10,000,000
Number of employees:-

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General/Household goods

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Long-life
  • Traditional craft

Traditional crafts from Tochigi Prefecture that we want to preserve for the next 100 or 200 years

Handmade broom tokizou araki store

Tochigi-city Tochigi
Introduced by Tochigi Shinkin Bank

Product namebroom of Tuga

broom of Tuga

Ethical contribution for SDGs This product is designated as a traditional craft of Tochigi Prefecture, and is a regional collaboration product. Each one takes about a week to carefully produce, and they last for a long time, with some customers using them for more than half a century. In addition, by spreading this product even a little, it will be possible to clean without using electrical appliances such as vacuum cleaners, contributing to ethics.

broom of Tuga

Features of products and servicesEach broom is handmade by craftsmen, and each broom takes about a week to make a light and durable broom. A small broom can be used to remove dust from a table, and a large broom can be used to easily clean tatami mats, carpets, etc. without making any noise. In addition, the hem made from Japanese broom grass maintains just the right amount of hardness, so please feel free to experience its comfort.

Target business industry and applicationThe product for each household

Expected business partnerI would like to sell this product, which is designated as a traditional craft by the prefecture, to individuals as household goods.

Track record of transactionsDomestic:I make about 600 to 700 brooms (including small blooms) a year and sell them at dapartment stores, wholesalers, roadside stations, etc...Occasionally, I demonstrate and sell it at department stores.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesThe manufactured product, ``Tsuga no Zashikihoki( Broom of Tsuga)'', is a product of outstanding craftsmanship and has been designated as a traditional craft of Tochigi Prefecture. Each broom is handmade using broom sorghum (broom grass), a natural material produced locally, and the manufacturing process uses no electricity, saving energy and making the manufacturing process environmentally friendly. We also offer gender-equal broom-making experience classes for elementary and junior high school students and people of all ages.

Company profileHandmade broom tokizou araki store
284-3 Tsugamachiki, Tochigi-city Tochigi 328-0104, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing Industry
Capital:-
Number of employees:1

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General/Household goods

  • CO2 reduction
  • Enviroment certification
  • Local product

Fukushima Komori Coloring pencils

Iwaki-Takahashi,Inc

Iwaki-city Fukushima

Product nameFukushima Komori Coloring pencils

Fukushima Komori Coloring pencils

Ethical contribution for SDGs Bamboo is an excellent sustainable resource that can be harvested in three years. However, in modern society, there are fewer opportunities to use bamboo, and the current situation is that bamboo groves are becoming desolate. Also, if bamboo is not cut down, it will erode neighboring forests, and eventually the entire forest will become a bamboo thicket. Therefore, cutting down bamboo and making effective use of it is a very beneficial activity from the perspective of forest protection, and this product contributes ethically through this activity.

Fukushima Komori Coloring pencils

Features of products and services`Fukushima Komori Coloring Pencils'' are extremely rare purely domestic colored pencils, with both the shaft material and colored core made in Japan. This product took three and a half years to develop in a workshop utilizing a closed school in Iwaki, and was selected as one of the "Good Design Award 2023 Best 100". Please enjoy the scent of cypress that wafts every time you shave it.

Target business industry and application-

Expected business partnerFor novelty or souvenir use by changing the packaging and color

Track record of transactionsDomestic:It is on sale at bookstores in Iwaki City. We also have a track record of delivering them as souvenirs to local governments.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiatives・All of the cedar and cypress used as materials are thinned wood produced from the surrounding mountain forests (mainly in Tabito-machi, Iwaki City), with the aim of restoring a sustainable forestry industry.
・We manufacture everything from logs to final products including designs, add value, and sell directly.
・We are working hard to reduce our environmental impact by not producing any garbage from the logs we purchase, and by not using any petroleum to dry the wood.

Company profileIwaki-Takahashi,Inc
95-1 Aza Tsubonouchi, Minamiodaira, Tabito-machi, Iwaki-city Fukushima 974-0153, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacture of other wooden products
Capital:JPY22,400,000
Number of employees:6

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General/Household goods

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • CO2 reduction

“Takenokami” is a gift from the bamboo god.

TAKE-ICHIBA CO.,LTD.

Nagoya-city Aichi
Introduced by Seto Shinkin Bank

Product nameBamboo Paper Paste Bamboo Fan

Bamboo Paper Paste Bamboo Fan

Ethical contribution for SDGs Bamboo is an excellent sustainable resource that can be harvested in three years. However, in modern society, there are fewer opportunities to use bamboo, and the current situation is that bamboo groves are becoming desolate. Also, if bamboo is not cut down, it will erode neighboring forests, and eventually the entire forest will become a bamboo thicket. Therefore, cutting down bamboo and making effective use of it is a very beneficial activity from the perspective of forest protection, and this product contributes ethically through this activity.

Bamboo Paper Paste Bamboo Fan

Features of products and servicesSince ancient times, Japan has had a culture of using bamboo in daily life. Moreover, bamboo is an excellent sustainable resource that can be harvested in just three years. A modern technology has been developed to turn bamboo into paper. It's bamboo paper. The product using this bamboo paper is "Take no kami" bamboo fan. We will appeal to inbound customers with the Japanese pattern design and bamboo paper atmosphere.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores, tourist product stores, department stores, specialty stores

Expected business partnerCompanies that can sell products carefully without selling at discounts.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Nagoya / TOKYU HANDS INC.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesTrees require 30 years to be harvested, but bamboo is a resource that can be harvested in just 3 years. It can be expected to absorb carbon dioxide during the growth process, and it reproduces quickly, making it very useful as a resource. In the bamboo market, we are planning and developing new types of bamboo products that utilize this bamboo, such as "bamboo paper","bamboo fiber",and "bamboo laminated wood".

Company profileTAKE-ICHIBA CO.,LTD.
277 Utasato-cho, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-city Aichi 452-0807, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Wholesale and retail sales of bamboo materials and bamboo products
Capital:JPY10,000
Number of employees:5

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General/Household goods

  • Local product
  • Traditional craft

Conveying the warmth of handmade products to the present-day

K.TAKEDA&CO.,LTD

Nagoya-city Aichi
Introduced by THE HEKIKAI SHINKIN BANK. LTD

Product nameArimatu-shibori traditional handtowel

Arimatu-shibori traditional handtowel

Ethical contribution for SDGs Arimatsu Shibori is said to have its origins shortly after the Arimatsu area opened as a village, when hand towels were sold as souvenirs to people traveling on the Tokaido road. It became the most famous product on the road, and its prosperity was depicted in ukiyo-e prints by artists such as Katsushika Hokusai. This product uses the Arimatsu shibori technique, which has been handed down since the Edo period, on cotton fabric, and is an ethical product that protects and connects the tradition and culture of shibori for over 400 years.

Arimatu-shibori traditional handtowel

Features of products and servicesThis product is a tenugui made of cotton fabric that is soft to the touch and dyed using shibori techniques such as wrapping, sewing, and folding, and can be used as interior decoration. The charm of shibori, the unique patterns and textures created by craftsmen's skills that have been passed down through generations, lies in the taste that comes from the craftsmen's handiwork.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores, trading companies, etc.

Expected business partnerWe would like to sell our products overseas through a Japanese trading company.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Meitetsu Department Store, CORAZON Corporation, NOMURA DEVELOPMENT Co.,Ltd.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesIn Arimatsu, a Japanese heritage site, we have inherited the Arimatsu shibori technique that has been passed down since the Edo period to the present day, and by training the next generation of craftsmen, we are conveying the warmth of handmade products to the local people.
In addition, Arimatsu, which still retains traces of the old Tokaido, is lined with old houses that give you a sense of history and tradition. One of these buildings, our company, is an architecturally valuable building that has been designated as a tangible cultural property by the city of Nagoya, and we are working together with the local community to protect this historic building.

Company profileK.TAKEDA&CO.,LTD
1803 Arimatsu, Midori-ku, Nagoya-city Aichi 458-0902, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Arimatsu-shibori wholesale
Capital:JPY3,000,000
Number of employees:18

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General/Household goods

  • Recycle
  • Upcycle
  • Local product
  • Regional collaboration products
  • Traditional craft

An extremely stretchy bag that takes advantage of the shape processing of the traditional craft Arimatsu Shibori

Yamagami shouten Co.,Ltd

Nagoya-city Aichi
Introduced by THE HEKIKAI SHINKIN BANK. LTD

Product namekumo stretch bag

kumo stretch bag

Ethical contribution for SDGs Made of lightweight and easy-to-wash polyester material, it is easy to keep clean and is very suitable for use as an eco-bag for everyday shopping. Additionally, as our company originally produces apparel products, we are able to make bags from scraps and leftover fabric, which is an initiative that reduces the amount of fabric that is discarded, contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions.

kumo stretch bag

Features of products and servicesIt is very compact when empty, so you can fold it into your everyday bag and carry it around. The material is very light and strong, so there is no problem even if you put a lot of things in. The fabric spreads out, making it a very easy-to-use item.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores

Expected business partnerMiscellaneous goods store

Track record of transactionsDomestic: REAL JAPAN PROJECT CO.,LTD., Yoshioka Zin CO.,LTD., Matsuya department store in Ginza, JR Nagoya Takashimaya
Overseas: USA one eighty one agency

SDGs initiativesWe are developing items that make use of the fabric and thread left after cutting, which is left over from the process of turning shibori materials into products. With an emphasis on design, ease of use, and ease of handling, we recycle drawn materials that were previously discarded.

Company profileYamagami shouten Co.,Ltd
3573 Arimatsu, Midori-ku, Nagoya-city Aichi 458-0924, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacture, wholesale, and sales of Arimatsu shibori products
Capital:JPY5,000,000
Number of employees:8

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Outdoor/Interior products

  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle
  • Upcycle

Handmade Japanese-style seat cushion made from recycled down-renovation waste fabric

Meet Co.,Ltd.

Chohu-city Tokyo
Introduced by The Johnan Shinkin Bank

Product name"Zafu" Handmade Yoga cushion

Zafu Handmade Yoga cushion

Ethical contribution for SDGs This is a product that reduces the impact on the environment by reducing energy use when producing new raw materials and when disposing of them. It is a product that allows you to maintain correct posture without straining with its firm hardness and stable weightiness feeling. Consumers may be able to achieve a more stress-free state by practicing yoga or meditation with the eco-friendly products of their choice.

Zafu Handmade Yoga cushion

Features of products and servicesThis is a product that reduces the impact on the environment by reducing energy use when producing new raw materials and when disposing of them. It is a product that allows you to maintain correct posture without straining with its firm hardness and stable weightiness feeling. Consumers may be able to achieve a more stress-free state by practicing yoga or meditation with the eco-friendly products of their choice.

Target business industry and applicationWe would like to sell our products at retail stores, etc., or to have our products adopted at the business offices and facilities.

Expected business partnerWe would be happy if our products were adopted by the venter that handle handmade Japanese designs and sustainable products.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Direct online sales only. I introduced it on Instagram from around June, and immediately after I started selling it, I received orders for about 20 pieces. Currently, the product is made to order as a handmade product, but we are thinking of switching to mass production as we expand sales.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiatives■Feathers are originally a by-product of meat and are considered an eco-friendly raw material.They are known as highly functional natural materials and demand is increasing, but production is decreasing. Our main business is the renovation of the down comforters, so the business itself is a SDGs initiative. We believe that promoting our product as an initiative to upcycle the waste (used fabric) generated during this process without discarding it will also lead to SDGs. A common case is replacing all of a company's fluorescent lights with LEDs.

Company profileMeet CO.,LTD
5-8-2,Tamagawa,Chohu-city Tokyo 182-0025, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing Industry
Capital:JPY JPY1,000,000
Number of employees:6

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Kitchinware

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle
  • Upcycle
  • Long-life
  • Enviroment certification
  • Free from toxic
  • Local product
  • Regional collaboration products
  • Traditional craft
  • Barrier-free, Universal Design

Environmentally friendly tableware and kitchenware that uses plant materials and has high antibacterial properties.

UNION.SANGYO.CO.,LTD

Kawasaki-city Kanagawa
Introduced by KAWASAKI SHINKIN BANK

Product nameUNI-PELE®

UNI-PELE®

Ethical contribution for SDGs This is an innovative material made from plant-based plastic that does not rely on fossil fuels. When incinerated, it burns only a few calories, suppresses the production of dioxin, a harmful substance, and reduces CO2 emissions by more than 40%, contributing to the prevention of global warming. By reusing parts of plants that become waste and mixing them into plastic materials, we also contribute to reducing waste emissions.

UNI-PELE®

Features of products and servicesTableware and kitchenware made from environmentally friendly resin (bioplastic). The raw materials are pellets made from natural materials such as bamboo, barley, and coffee bean waste. UNI-PELE® has antibacterial properties, making it a safe and secure product.
In addition, since our company handles everything from manufacturing to sales, we can respond flexibly to your needs, from existing products to original products. We handle everything from material crushing to pellet manufacturing, mold manufacturing, injection molding, and product development.

Target business industry and applicationTrading companies, Retail stores, Nursing care, Hotels

Expected business partnerWe want to build a partnership with a company that understands added value, not price.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Izumo Taisha Shrine, Hotels, Trading companies such as home centers
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesWe are a company that consistently produces and sells environmentally friendly resins. Regarding SDGs initiatives, we are confident that we are a company that aims to solve social problems as each and every one of us is a professional responsible for the environment.

Company profileUNION.SANGYO.CO.,LTD
2-3 Idasugiyama-cho, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-city Kanagawa 211-0046, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing industry, Sales industry
Capital:JPY10,000,000
Number of employees:30

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Outdoor/Interior products

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle
  • Long-life
  • Energy-Saving
  • Free from toxic
  • Regional collaboration products
  • Barrier-free, Universal Design

Proposal for new handling of rush products that meet the needs of SDGs consumers in the United States and other countries

OSHIMAYA Co.,Ltd.

Kurashiki-city Okayama
Introduced by Mizushima Shinkin Bank

Product nameNatural rush grass products

Natural rush grass products

Ethical contribution for SDGs The raw materials "rice straw" and "rush" are plants that are produced every year in paddy fields. There is almost no environmental impact due to the manufacturing method, and it has the air purifying effect unique to natural materials. The basic material, tatami flooring, is made from pesticide-free rice straw and is a product certified by the Japan Environmental Association's Eco Mark. The traditional method of sewing with thread allows you to repair damaged tatami covers and edges while leaving the tatami floor intact. By using quality products for a long time, you can contribute to economy and waste reduction.

Natural rush grass products

Features of products and servicesFunctions of rush: ① Natural aromatic ingredient = phytoncide aromatic ingredient, healing effect ② Color psychological effect: The gentle green color of rush calms excitement. Easy on the eyes. Stress relieving effect ③ Natural air conditioning = cool in the summer and warm in the winter ④ Antibacterial properties of rushes = antibacterial properties are 5.5 times that of cotton cloth ⑤ Adsorption of harmful substances = adsorption of formaldehyde and nitrogen dioxide ⑥ Deodorizing effect = ammonia odor in the room Absorbs sweat and animal odors ⑦Sound absorption effect = gently absorbs shock and sound and suppresses noise

Target business industry and applicationRetail/Wholesale/Manufacturer (interior/miscellaneous goods/nursery/outdoor/sports department/hospital rehabilitation)

Expected business partnerWe would like to deal directly with the same relationship as above or through an agency route.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Retail, trading companies, wholesale, preschools (kindergartens, nursery schools).
Overseas: France, Thailand, Taiwan, China

SDGs initiatives■In order to create an environment where children can live with smiles, Oshimaya will work on the following nine items as SDGs goals.
What Oshimaya can do.
First, start with the small things that are familiar to you one by one.
■We contribute to a sustainable future through manufacturing.
Both customers and employees. Providing healthy living for people connected to Oshimaya.
■Utilizing traditional techniques in modern times, we are working toward carbon neutrality and building a circular recycling system between production and consumption, and connecting it to the future.
■We will pass on the ecosystem and resources to our children.
Efficiently conduct production and operations, promote power saving and paperless operations.
We will strive to reduce energy usage.
We believe that the spread of rushes around the world will lead to the expansion of rice paddies and greening.
■Providing health and peace of mind for working people. We will create a diverse work environment.
We will create an equal work environment regardless of disability, nationality, or gender, so that you can take care of your time and your family.
We pursue the happiness of everyone involved with Oshimaya.

Company profileOSHIMAYA Co.,Ltd.
852 Nishiachi-cho, Kurashiki-city Okayama 710-0807, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY 10,000,000
Number of employees:27

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General/Household goods

  • Enviroment certification
  • Local product
  • Regional collaboration products
  • Barrier-free, Universal Design

2-way design that allows you to easily put on and take off with just one hand, socks designed for ease of wear.

Marimo Co., Ltd

Ama-city Aichi
Introduced by Seto Shinkin Bank

Product nameHonon

Honon

Ethical contribution for SDGs Adopting an inclusive design method, we work together with welfare facilities, corporations, concerned parties, qualified personnel, and craftsmen from domestic factories to develop products. In addition, the socks are made from natural materials and are packaged in FSC® certification, a mark that protects forests. Through these corporate activities, we are contributing to the goals of the SDGs, "Eliminate inequality among people and countries" and "Protect the richness of the land".

Honon

Features of products and servicesYou can easily put it on and take it off with one hand by pulling it on/2way between plain socks and line socks/You can write your name and message on the line part! / Does not tighten / Does not slip easily / Does not tear easily / Long-lasting / Made of 100% cotton
Utilizing our knowledge of socks, colors, and welfare equipment, we created this product to solve the problems of people who find it inconvenient to wear socks.
You'll find the stylish shape and coloring that you like, and it will give you the joy of wearing them yourself. (2023 Good Design Award)

Target business industry and applicationDepartment stores, retail stores, select shops, gift demand

Expected business partnerI would like to sell overseas or domestically through direct sales or distributors.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Specialty store
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesWe have established a partnership system with employment continuity support offices for accepting off-site work and outsourcing work. In addition, as the industry's youngest female manager, I will continue to take the lead for a long time, improving the status of women in the industry as a whole, promoting their further success, and supporting their balance between family and work. We strive to create products that are kind to people, bodies, and the environment.

Company profileMarimo Co., Ltd
60, Deyashiki, Kawabe, shippo-cho, Ama-city Aichi 497-0013, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Wholesale
Capital:JPY 20,000,000
Number of employees:17

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General/Household goods

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Carbon neutrality
  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle
  • Upcycle
  • Enviroment certification
  • Local product
  • Regional collaboration products
  • Traditional craft

"Rice Resin®" is a domestically produced biomass plastic derived from rice (non-edible).

YSC Co.,Ltd

Adachi-ku, Tokyo
Introduced by The Johnan Shinkin Bank

Product nameRice Resin® good

Rice Resin® good

Ethical contribution for SDGs Rice Resin® is a natural rice material that helps save oil resources, contributing to ethical consumption, SDGs goals, and sustainable circular innovation. In addition, the "Rice Ballpoint Pen" has received the "Biomass Mark Certification" from the Japan Organic Resources Association, which certifies it as an environmental product that utilizes plant-derived resources and complies with quality and related laws and regulations.

Features of products and servicesOur products utilize Rice Resin®, a biomass plastic. We use new technology to upcycle rice that would otherwise be discarded, such as old rice that is not edible or crushed rice produced by rice cracker manufacturers, etc., without being processed as feed.

Target business industry and applicationAs your own promotional goods. Retail is also possible for overseas markets.

Expected business partnerAs promotional goods for companies. Retail is also possible for overseas markets.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Companies and organizations nationwide
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesWe are developing novelty products that are environmentally friendly. Specifically, we use rice resin®. Rice Resin® is Japan's first biomass plastic made from rice (non-edible). Using our unique technology, we upcycle rice that would otherwise be discarded without being used as feed, such as old rice or crushed rice that is not suitable for human consumption, into plastic. This biomass plastic has the same durability and heat resistance as general petroleum plastic resin, as well as high processing ability that allows it to be used in a wide range of moldings, and has great potential to reduce CO2 emissions as an alternative to plastic.

Company profileYSC Co.,Ltd
2-35-7 Kohoku, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 123-0872, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Planning and manufacturing of novelty goods
Capital:JPY 10,000,000
Number of employees:4

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Cosmetics/Healthcare products

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Carbon neutrality
  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle
  • Upcycle
  • Long-life

A skin care brand supervised by a nurse. A preventative approach to skin care products that focuses on making skin care a habit.

MULE inc.

Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

Product nameCARE・TE・A for skin cream.

CARE・TE・A for skin cream.

Ethical contribution for SDGs A product that does not use synthetic surfactants or preservatives*1, based on the concept of being "friendly to the skin and the earth". We selected containers that reduce CO2 emissions, recycled cushioning materials, and developed sunscreens with ingredients that can be used at sea, as well as products that are gentle on the skin and the global environment. We also take on sustainable initiatives, such as donating a portion of our sales to NPOs and NGOs, even though we are a small company. *1 Paraben and phenoxyethanol

CARE・TE・A for skin cream.

Features of products and servicesA highly moisturizing and highly functional skin cream based on Vaseline that can be used all over the body, from hand care to body care, from babies to the elderly and sensitive skin.
・Since it is based on Vaseline, which has been used for a long time, it is gentle on sensitive skin.
・It has a smooth texture that spreads well and blends well into the skin, making it extremely comfortable to use.
・Contains "allantoin" to improve skin texture and maintain skin flexibility
・Keep your skin healthy and prevent skin problems by making skin care a habit

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores (domestic and international), department stores, cross-border e-commerce, products for businesses (nursing facilities, medical institutions, government), gifts, etc.

Expected business partnerI would like to sell domestically and internationally through direct sales and distributors.

Track record of transactionsDomestic:Beauty clinic/beauty salon/dental clinic/beauty salon/beauty acupuncture salon/manipulative clinic/campground with sauna
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesThe "CARE・TE・A" brand aims to "produce cosmetics that contribute to the global environment and help maintain healthy skin through daily skin care".
1There are various reasons for skin problems, such as those who suffer from skin problems due to excessive skin care, those who are addicted to skin care products, and those who have skin diseases. Our hope is to alleviate the worries of people living in the world, even if just a little.

Company profileSOKENSHA International JAPAN LLC.
2-2-16 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Wholesale
Capital:JPY 1,000,000
Number of employees:5

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Cosmetics/Healthcare products

  • Long-life
  • Free from toxic

Mineral supplements for beauty and health anytime, anywhere

SOKENSHA International JAPAN LLC.

Osaka-city, Osak

Product nameStone Drops

Stone Drops

Ethical contribution for SDGs In modern times, due to the spread of conventional agriculture, excessive amounts of pesticides are being administered, resulting in a significant decrease in the nutritional content of products, and important mineral components of refined foods are removed during the processing process. As a result, modern-day malnutrition is occurring due to mineral deficiencies. It has been discovered that this malnutrition leads to mental illness and lifestyle-related diseases. We believe that we can make a contribution to helping people around the world enjoy a safe diet.

Stone Drops

Features of products and servicesThis is a liquid supplement made from minerals extracted from natural rocks, so you can use it with confidence as it is a naturally derived ingredient. The rich mineral content compensates for the mineral deficiencies of modern people. Since it is water-soluble, it is quickly absorbed into the body. It can also be used for a variety of purposes just by adding it to your daily meals.

Target business industry and applicationMedical stakeholders, elderly care facilities, department stores, drug stores

Expected business partnerWe would like to conduct wholesale sales directly to related stakeholders and overseas wholesale via a Japanese export trading company.

Track record of transactionsDomestic:We have started doing business with a trading company specializing in exports to Vietnam and South Korea in 2023. For B to C, sales are based on feedback through SNS and live commerce.
Overseas: Laos, Cambodia, South Korea, Taiwan / In Cambodia, sales are made to general hospitals run by Japanese affiliates.

SDGs initiativesWe are working to significantly reduce deaths and illnesses caused by harmful chemicals and air, water, and soil pollution, and to enable people to live healthy and secure lives. Based on the idea that organisms must contain minerals of the same quality as the sea water and the idea of geophysics, we extracted minerals from representative rocks on the surface of the earth and commercialized them. We disseminate information on environmental conservation through the effects of our mineral solutions to our business partners, especially in the ASEAN region, including Japan, through seminars and SNS.

Company profileSOKENSHA International JAPAN LLC.
NLC Shin-OSAKA Build 4F, 5-9-5 Nishi-Nakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-city Osaka 532-0011, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Wholesale
Capital:JPY 5,000,000
Number of employees:3

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Outdoor/Interior products

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Carbon neutrality
  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle
  • Long-life
  • Free from toxic
  • Local product

Bringing traditional manufacturing methods to the present day - Real tatami mats -

Waraku Co., Ltd.

Ishinomaki-city Miyagi

Product nameWaraku Tatami®

Waraku Tatami®

Ethical contribution for SDGs The raw materials "rice straw" and "rush" are plants that are produced every year in paddy fields. There is almost no environmental impact due to the manufacturing method, and it has the air purifying effect unique to natural materials. The basic material, tatami flooring, is made from pesticide-free rice straw and is a product certified by the Japan Environmental Association's Eco Mark. The traditional method of sewing with thread allows you to repair damaged tatami covers and edges while leaving the tatami floor intact. By using quality products for a long time, you can contribute to economy and waste reduction.

Waraku Tatami®

Features of products and servicesRice straw tatami, which has a history of 1,000 years, has been recognized for its excellent functionality centered on insulation, elasticity, and durability. Our "Waraku Tatami" is a rice straw tatami that has been improved using our unique technology so that it can be used as a tatami on the floor. While maintaining the same functionality, we have made it half the thickness and reduced the weight to 7.5 kg to make it easier to move and store. In an age of overflowing chemical materials, you can experience a natural space within your home.

Target business industry and applicationWe sell authentic tatami mats made using traditional methods to general consumers' residences, restaurants (Japanese cuisine), accommodation facilities, and settings for practicing traditional Japanese culture (tea ceremony, flower arranging, calligraphy, zazen, etc.). *Includes architects, construction companies, house builders, etc. who handle these projects.

Expected business partnerWe would like to develop sales channels through domestic and international trading companies and retail stores that handle traditional Japanese products.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Crowdfunding (makuake) was launched from December 2021 to January 2022, and achieved 341% of the set target amount.Since then, it has been sold to individuals.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesOur company was established as a tatami store in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture in 1889. Since then, we have been supported by the local community for 135 years, with the company business creed of "making tatami mats that are good for health and the environment". Tatami, created by the wisdom of the Japanese people 1,000 years ago, is a combination of rice straw tatami flooring and rush tatami facing, sewn together with thread, and has grown together with traditional Japanese culture to this day. We are proud that all of our products make use of natural materials harvested every year and meet typical SDG initiatives. We have recently developed "Waraku TatamiⓇ", the lightest rice straw tatami. We would like you to experience the unique feel and warmth of original tatami.

Company profileWaraku Co., Ltd.
237-6 Sue Kawarayama, Ishinomaki-city Miyagi 987-1221, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Tatami material manufacturing industry, Tatami/Fusuma/Shoji reupholstery business
Capital:JPY27,000,000
Number of employees:14

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General/Household goods

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Carbon neutrality
  • CO2 reduction
  • Upcycle
  • Free from toxic
  • Local product
  • Regional collaboration products
  • Traditional craft

Earth-friendly Japanese sneakers made with 93% plant-based ingredients

NISSHIN RUBBER CO.,LTD.

Okayama-city, Okayama

Product nameRALLY ROUND

Ethical contribution for SDGs Many of the current mainstream sneakers are mainly made of naphtha-derived (petroleum-derived) materials such as polyester and polyurethane for the fabric, and ethylene vinyl acetate and synthetic rubber for the soles, and even after they are worn out, most local governments dispose of them as combustible garbage to be incinerated. We contribute to carbon neutrality by developing the materials themselves and changing them to naturally derived materials.

Features of products and servicesBamboo, natural rubber, upcycled coffee filter materials, and thick natural cork create a soft, lightweight sole, durable, and refreshing fabric that remembers the shape of your foot for stress-free comfort. Rally Round is a brand established to utilize and provide newly developed technology in conjunction with sustainable material manufacturers and other brands that resonate with our concept from around the world.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores, EC businesses

Expected business partnerEven small retail stores are fine. Small quantities are fine.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: From the end of October 2023, it will be selling on our own e-commerce site and "Ethical Living LAB (Tokyo Yurakucho, Makuhari Shintoshin)".
Overseas: We have a track record of cross-border sales from our own e-commerce site to America and Southeast Asia.

SDGs initiativesFounded in 1932, our business creed is "Mutual trust. Technology development. Social service."
"Never neglect the environment'' has long been a part of our manufacturing philosophy, and since the Sanyo Shinkansen opened in 1972, sound- and vibration-proof mats made of recycled rubber have been spread under the rails. Since then, rubber recycling technology has been our core technology. Applying waste tire recycling technology, we are now manufacturing tiles and road poles using this technology.
Since the 1990s, falls have been the number one cause of occupational accidents, and in 2004 we developed "HyperV®" shoes, contributing to the safety and health of people working in factories, construction sites, and restaurants.
Furthermore, the sports footgear brand "JIRIKI®" launched in 2021 creates products that provide health through sports, while also donating a portion of product sales to international emergency medical organizations with the theme of equality in medical care and health.

Company profileNISSHIN RUBBER CO.,LTD.
8-16-17 Ima, Kita-ku, Okayama-city, Okayama 700-0975, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Shoes and rubber products manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY80,000,000
Number of employees:70

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General/Household goods

  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle

Designed in France, made in Japan. Cute and fashionable bags and goods with animal designs.

M.I.C.

Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Introduced by The Shiba Shinkin Bank

Product nameLUCIE DANCETTE

Ethical contribution for SDGs Coating can be applied to various things such as signboards, furniture, bathtubs, cars, and small items. This is effective in preventing things from deteriorating and staining, and contributes to reducing the frequency of replacing items and reducing cleaning work using strong detergents. This will reduce the amount of garbage and reduce the burden on the environment through incineration, reduce CO2 emissions, and prevent water pollution through cleaning operations.

Features of products and servicesFashion goods stores, clothing stores

Target business industry and applicationStores put importance on fashion and quality

Expected business partnerWe would like to sell overseas through a Japanese trading company.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: BEAMS (major clothing chain stores), major department stores
Overseas: Singapore Shop in Isetan

SDGs initiativesWe put our goal on making SDGs products which people select even if they are NOT SDGs ones, by their fashionability, high quality, and affordability.
We use polyester fabric made of recycled PET bottles for bags and pouches, certificated Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper for notebooks.

Company profileM.I.C.
6-9-13 room #108 Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-0064, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Import and wholesale of accessories, bags and miscellaneous goods
Capital:JPY15,000,000
Number of employees:2

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Kitchinware

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • CO2 reduction
  • Free from toxic
  • Local product
  • Barrier-free, Universal Design

Tear-resistant and highly absorbent non-woven fabric for kitchen use and wipes. All materials are made from wood.

BeautySelect Co., Ltd

Shikokuchuo City, Ehime
Introduced by EHIME SHINKIN BANK

Product namekikarafu

Ethical contribution for SDGs All materials are made from wood without chemicals such as adhesives or polyester. With an emphasis on the environment, it is produced only from forest-certified materials for the purpose of reducing waste plastics and CO2 emissions, and is composed only of plant cellulose with the aim of reducing waste plastic. It is food hygienic compliant, so you can use it safely on your skin and hair, and you can separate it and use it as needed. It is useful as a disaster prevention item because it can be used for various purposes and contains enough.

Features of products and servicesRetail stores, products for businesses, overseas exports, outdoor shops, home centers.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores, products for businesses, overseas exports, outdoor shops, home centers.

Expected business partnerWe want to sell to food factories while promoting "prevention of foreign matter contamination" and "eliminating plastics"

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Our EC site・Tsukiji Toyosu Market Vendors・Nationwide・It is also used as a return gift for various hometown tax donations.Posted by intermediaries: Various importers, Rakuten, Amazon, Yodobashi Camera, Edion, ANAmall, Qoo10, G-FROSHOP etc....In the past, Yahoo! Shopping
Overseas: Singapore, California, USA, Taiwan, Through an intermediary.

SDGs initiativesMany of the nonwoven fabrics in the world contain chemicals such as adhesives and polyester.
Beauty Select's "KIKARAFU'' comes from the Japanese word " Kikarafu (cloth from wood) '', which is the origin of the name.
We value the environment and it is composed only of waste plastics and vegetable cellulose for the purpose of reducing CO2 emissions.
KIKARAFF is a 100% cellulose non-woven fabric that does not use binders (adhesives) to prevent marine plastic pollution from destroying the ecosystem. ... Beauty Select supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In this way, KIKARAFF is a 100% natural material and is the most environmentally friendly product. Through proper management, forests are protected, preserving the global environment and preventing forest destruction and deterioration. ...Food hygiene compliant product

Company profileBeautySelect Co., Ltd
3508-1 Tsune, Doicho, Shikokuchuo City, Ehime, 799-0704, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY1,000,000
Number of employees:6

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General/Household goods

  • CO2 reduction
  • Long-life

A simple and easy-using coating agent to keep various items clean for a long time

koyano Co.Ltd

Osaka-city Osaka
Introduced by AMAGASAKI SHINKIN BANK

Product nameYogoren

Ethical contribution for SDGs Coating can be applied to various things such as signboards, furniture, bathtubs, cars, and small items. This is effective in preventing things from deteriorating and staining, and contributes to reducing the frequency of replacing items and reducing cleaning work using strong detergents. This will reduce the amount of garbage and reduce the burden on the environment through incineration, reduce CO2 emissions, and prevent water pollution through cleaning operations.

Features of products and servicesThis is an innovative fluororesin (PTEF) surfact protection agent that coats while removing dirt. Items coated with this product are less likely to deteriorate and get dirty. By using this product, you can reduce the fading of painted surfaces, prevent stains on furniture, cars, bathtubs, etc., and make cleaning and cleaning tasks easier.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores, store products, showrooms

Expected business partnerWe would like to sell overseas through a Japanese trading company.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: EC site
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesBy using our products, you can prevent things/items from getting dirty or deteriorating. This contributes to reducing waste by extending the lifespan of items and reducing the need to replace them.By using our products, you can prevent dirt from sticking to objects. This reduces the amount of cleaning work required to remove dirt and contributes to reducing water pollution caused by this work.

Company profilekoyano Co.Ltd
1-19-7 Higashinoda-cho, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka-city Osaka 534-0024, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY30,000,000
Number of employees:18

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General/Household goods

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • CO2 reduction
  • Upcycle

Tumbler made from sugarcane

Curelabo Co.,Ltd.

Urazoe-city, Okinawa
Introduced by THE KYOTO SHINKIN BANK

Product nameBagasse tumbler

Ethical contribution for SDGs Sugarcane is one of the world's largest agricultural crops in terms of production volume, with 1.84 billion tons produced each year. Approximately 184 million tons, that is 10% to 20% of 1.84 billion tons of sugarcane, of the pomace "bagasse" are produced during sugar refining. Currently, bagasse is used as fuel and fertilizer in sugar factories, but most of it is disposed of as waste. We contribute to ethical consumption by upcycling and effectively utilizing "bagasse".

Features of products and servicesThis tumbler contains 55% bagasse, the pomace from sugarcane grown in Okinawa Prefecture. Based on upcycling technology cultivated through the development of various materials, we combine bagasse and other plant residues with plastic, process and mold them into bioplastics, and use them as raw materials for plastic products.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores

Expected business partnerCompanies that sell ethical products and products for tourists, Product wholesale, OEM

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Japan Airlines Co.,Ltd. (OEM contract)
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesWe are contributing to the realization of a sustainable society by upcycling unused resources.

Company profileCurelabo Co.,Ltd.
2-14-17,minatogawa, urazoe-city, Okinawa 901-2134, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY62,200,000
Number of employees:3

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Kitchinware

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Long-life
  • Regional collaboration products

This is a kit to make eco-wrap that can be washed and used repeatedly.

TAKEDA Co.,Ltd.

Kyoto-city, Kyoto
Introduced by THE KYOTO SHINKIN BANK

Product nameTakeda Senzo Shoten beeswax wrap kit

Ethical contribution for SDGs Beeswax wrap can be used as a film wrap for food storage and washed and reused repeatedly. By reducing the amount of plastic film wrap used, it can contribute to reducing CO2 emissions. Additionally, beeswax wrap can preserve and keep foods delicious and fresh, it is an ethical product that also contributes to reducing food loss.

Features of products and servicesRetail sotres

Target business industry and applicationI would like our product to be adopted by a comopany that is promoting a plastic-free environment.

Expected business partnerWe want to sell to food factories while promoting "prevention of foreign matter contamination" and "eliminating plastics"

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Major food factories
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesWe have launched our own brand "TAKEDA SENZO Shoten" in 2022 and are developing environmentally friendly products (Beeswax Wrap kit), and are planning and developing traditional crafts that fit modern lifestyles. Through the sale of beeswax wrap kits, we are promoting the "plastic -free", and working to reduce food loss. Selling traditional crafts that fit modern lifestyles contributes to the passing on of tradtional craft techniques.

Company profileTAKEDA Co.,Ltd.
5-147 Hommachishin, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto 605-0989 JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Wholesale
Capital:JPY20,000,000
Number of employees:1

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General/Household goods

  • Recycle
  • Long-life

"Non-disposable sticky notes" that can be used repeatedly and used semi-permanently.

COSMOTEC CO.,LTD

Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo

Product namewemo Pad type ver.2

wemo Pad type ver.2

Ethical contribution for SDGs Made of silicone with a unique coating, "Non-disposable sticky notes" can be written on with an oil-based ballpoint pen and erased with an eraser or your fingers, allowing you to take notes repeatedly. The back side is an adsorption sheet that can be pasted and removed many times. It will not bend or tear like paper sticky notes. By making products usable over and over again, we contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

wemo Pad type ver.2

Features of products and services"Non-disposable sticky notes" that can be used to take notes repeatedly. Made of silicone with a unique coating, you can write on it with a permanent ballpoint pen and erase it with an eraser or your finger. The back has an adsorption sheet that can be easily pasted and removed over and over again. It will not bend or tear like paper sticky notes.

Target business industry and applicationProducts for businesses, stationery, and products for office workers.

Expected business partnerWholesalers and stores that handle stationery

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Hands, Loft, and other stationery stores
Overseas: Stationery stores (Countries: France, Taiwan, Hong Kong, America)

SDGs initiativesOur company aims to become "Non-disposable'' and is working towards the realization of a sustainable society by utilizing our technological capabilities to make various items that were previously thrown away as a matter of course reusable over and over again. We are working on various activities aimed at realizing a sustainable society.

Company profileCOSMOTEC CO.,LTD
5-5-35, Nishiki-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 190-0022, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY60,000,000
Number of employees:42

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General/Household goods

  • Free from toxic
  • Regional collaboration products

Clean in a natural and stylish way that is kind to your body and the environment.

Nakaichi Medical Co.,Ltd.

Osaka-city, Osaka

Product nameYa.Sa.Sea Botanical HH cleaner Aroma

Ya.Sa.Sea Botanical HH cleaner Aroma

Ethical contribution for SDGs Detergents remove dirt using the power of surfactants, but our products use vegetable surfactants and do not use petroleum-based synthetic surfactants. The vegetable surfactant used has a biodegradability of over 99%, and unlike petroleum-based synthetic surfactants, detergent does not remain in rivers and oceans forever, and decomposes quickly, making it an extremely environmentally friendly product.

Features of products and servicesWe searched for raw materials that are friendly to people and the environment, and are particular about using 100% plant-based cleaning ingredients. It is a house care product (item) that is gentle on the skin because it does not contain additives such as caustic soda, petroleum-based synthetic surfactants, bleach, optical brighteners, pigments, and phosphorus. Please use it with confidence around children and precious pets. Also, because we are a cosmetics manufacturer, we think about your skin and create products that take into account the effects on your skin.

Target business industry and applicationTrading company, retail store

Expected business partnerA company that understands the goodness of our products

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Own EC site, distributor
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesBased on the philosophy of "serving through the pharmaceutical industry" and "serving to bring smiles to families and contributing to an aging society", we develop products that are friendly to people and the environment, and manufacture and sell pharmaceuticals, quasi-drugs, health foods, cosmetics, and daily necessities. We are also working on systems and services that can help address a variety of household concerns, including nursing care, welfare, and home medical care, and work to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all people of all ages.

Company profileNakaichi Medical Co.,Ltd.
1-8-8 Hiranomachi Chuo-ku, Osaka-city Osaka 541-0046, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Wholesale/Retail
Capital:JPY40,000,000
Number of employees:4

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Cosmetics/Healthcare products

  • Long-life
  • Barrier-free, Universal Design

Cane that can be erected "CrossPOD"

K_Design

Oita-city, Oita

Product nameCrossPOD

CrossPOD

Ethical contribution for SDGs It is a cane that can be stably erected anywhere by opening the legs that can be opened and closed, eliminating the inconvenience of changing from a single-point cane. This can enrich the lives of people who have difficulty walking and use canes, and we will contribute to achieving "health and well-being for all", one of the goals of the SDGs. The leg opening/closing unit at the tip of the cane is small, lightweight, and easy to open/close.

CrossPOD

Features of products and servicesCrossPOD is a product that allows a "single point cane" to be stably erected anywhere.
Since the cane tip has one rubber point, it can be used as a one-point cane without any discomfort when walking, and when you want to leave it in a place where you don't want to let it go, such as in the bathroom, cash register, restaurant, waiting room, bedside, etc., you can stand it up anywhere by opening the retractable legs wide.

Target business industry and applicationWholesalers, retailers, general consumers

Expected business partnerWholesalers, retailers, general consumers

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Own EC site, Amazon, other companies' EC site, local department store (Tokiha)
Overseas: Thailand (wholesaler), Germany (individual)

SDGs initiativesSupporting healthy living through walking.
Convenient products that can be used for a long time.
Fun products to use.

Company profileK_Design
3-3-13 Nakashimanishi, Oita-city, Oita 870-0047, Japan
Industry/Business field:manufacturing industry
Capital:0
Number of employees:0

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Outdoor/Interior products

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Upcycle
  • Free from toxic

Food upcycled materials/product brand [UP FOOD STONE]

Koru Inc.

Chigasak-city, Kanagawa

Product nameInterior products using Food upcycled materials/product brand "UP FOOD STONE"

UP FOOD STONE

Ethical contribution for SDGs Reducing waste from the food industry through upcycling can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We do not use petroleum-derived chemicals and use natural materials with abundant reserves. Since there is no need to apply heat during molding, it is possible to reduce environmental impact. We contribute to achieving "concrete measures for climate change," which is one of the goals of the SDGs.

UP FOOD STONE

Features of products and servicesCandle holders, incense holders, and incense plates made from upcycled materials such as food peels and pomace. A material and product brand that takes advantage of the natural colors and moist texture of food and aims to create products that people will love and use for a long time. Currently, it is available in 4 colors (COFFEE, ORANGE, CARROT, CABBEGE).

Target business industry and applicationRetail, trading company, café

Expected business partnerFor companies that provide products that have a positive impact on the global environment and people's health, as products for sale, original demand, and novelty products.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: No results yet (released 2023/11/24)
Overseas: No results yet (released 2023/11/24)

SDGs initiativesWe operate a co-creation platform [UP FOOD PROJECT] that aims to solve social issues related to food through upcycling, and we are currently collaborating with 39 participating partner companies.
At the crQlr Awards 2022, we won both the "Best Bridge Builder Prize" and the "MMHG Upcycle Prize."

Company profileKoru Inc.
#110 14-2 Hamamidaira,Chigasak-city, Kanagawa 253-0062, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing/Professional Services
Capital:JPY8,000,000
Number of employees:2

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Cosmetics/Healthcare products

  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle

From petrochemistry to geochemistry to make people beautiful and create a prosperous society!

YUKIGAYA CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO.,LTD.

SHINAGAWA-KU, TOKYO

Product nameCOSMETIC SUSTAINABLE SPONGE

COSMETIC SUSTAINABLE SPONGE

Ethical contribution for SDGs As a sustainable sponge, we have developed a new product that blends 10-90% naturally derived ingredients with the conventional cosmetic sponge made of petroleum-derived synthetic rubber. Our own staff on-site confirmed that there is no child labor or forced labor at the natural rubber plantations we use. We have also developed a product that uses castor oil as the main ingredient, and have successfully reduced CO2 emissions from manufacturing to disposal by 27% (compared to our conventional products).

COSMETIC SUSTAINABLE SPONGE

Features of products and servicesThe product Yukiron RPN reduces the amount of petroleum-derived raw materials by blending 10-90% naturally derived ingredients into a makeup sponge made of petroleum-derived synthetic rubber. The product NR-FT is made from 100% natural rubber. Both are fair trade natural rubber that has been verified in its country of origin. Using our unique technology, we have succeeded in removing the protein that causes latex allergy. You can use it with confidence. The product TECORA uses approximately 40% plant-based raw materials, mainly castor oil.

Target business industry and applicationCosmetic tools (products for cosmetic brand companies)

Expected business partnerSales to cosmetics brands, compact manufacturers, etc. (specialized) trading company

Track record of transactionsDomestic: -
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesAs a B to B company that plays a part in the supply chain of our business partners, we are working on SDGs activities in all of our value chains.
・Procurement (① From petroleum-derived raw materials to renewable raw materials ② All natural rubber in Japan is Fair Trade natural rubber)
・Manufacturing (① 100% renewable energy through solar power generation at our own factory, etc. ② Energy-saving boiler that cleanly incinerates waste sponge and significantly reduces heavy oil consumption)
・Sales (① Actively support SDGS activities of business partners ② Sales tools also support SDGS)
・Delivery (① Promote green packaging with the aim of reducing waste and eliminating plastic ② Reduce environmental impact by using consolidated shipping, using eco-friendly cars, etc.)

Company profileYUKIGAYA CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO.,LTD.
6F OICHOUYO BLDG. 5-12-10 HIGASHIOI, SHINAGAWA-KU, TOKYO 140-0011, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY10,000,000
Number of employees:74

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Kitchinware

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Long-life
  • Local product
  • Traditional craft

Plastic free stainless steel food container

AKAGAWA KIBUTSU INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.

Tsubame-City, Niigata

Product nameSanitary specification food container Integral molding of handle

Sanitary specification food container Integral molding of handle

Ethical contribution for SDGs Plastic food containers are light, inexpensive, and convenient, but there is a risk of them breaking as they deteriorate.
As a result, the broken pieces may mix in the food you cook. Stainless steel food containers have a "long life'' without worrying about breaking, and are compatible with the "free from plastic'' movement that has been accelerating worldwide in recent years.
In recent years, it has been widely used in major food factories in Japan.

Sanitary specification food container Integral molding of handle

Features of products and servicesThis is a product from Tsubame, Niigata, which is world-famous for its hardware processing. We have improved our conventional food tray vat to specifications that can contribute to the food industry and the introduction of HACCP. Since it has an open flange that does not require winding, it is hygienic and environmentally friendly as it prevents dirt and water from accumulating. Instead of the traditional method of attaching the handle to the main body by welding, the main body and handle are now integrally molded from a single plate of stainless steel. Made of 18-8 stainless steel that is durable, doesn't have to worry about breaking, and is resistant to rust.

Target business industry and applicationCommercial kitchen related and food factories

Expected business partnerWe want to sell to food factories while promoting "prevention of foreign matter contamination" and "eliminating plastics"

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Major food factories
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesPlastic food containers are light, inexpensive, and convenient, but there is a risk of them breaking as they deteriorate.
As a result, the broken pieces may mix in the food you cook. Stainless steel food containers have a "long life'' without worrying about breaking, and are compatible with the "free from plastic'' movement that has been accelerating worldwide in recent years.
In recent years, it has been widely used in major food factories in Japan.

Company profileAKAGAWA KIBUTSU INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
2-7-23 Tonoshima, Tsubame-City, Niigata 959-1233. JAPAN
Industry/Business field:manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY15,000,000
Number of employees:45

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General/Household goods

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle
  • Long-life
  • Regional collaboration products

A stainless steel bottle that changes its face-color depending on the light and angle.

TANAKASHOUTEN CO.,LTD

Higashiosaka-city Osaka

Product nameStainless Natural Coloring Bottles

Stainless Natural Coloring Bottles

Ethical contribution for SDGs Our stainless steel bottles, which have mysterious rainbow-like hues created using coloring technology, not only look beautiful, but also prevent the taste and aroma of drinks from deteriorating because stainless steel has the characteristics of preventing UV rays from passing through. Since it is a stainless steel container, it is highly durable, and by changing from organic solvent painting to natural coloring, it is becoming environmentally friendly and less prone to rust than regular stainless steel.

Stainless Natural Coloring Bottles

Features of products and servicesInterference colors are produced by controlling the thickness of the passive film of stainless steel. Unlike painting or plating, there is no foreign substance added to the surface layer, so there is no concept of "peeling off". The difference from other companies is that we can form a uniform film even on difficult shapes (regardless of shape). We have coloring methods tailored to each cusomer. We are able to provide a new style of service that connects your home to beverage manufacturers through our exclusive bottles.

Target business industry and applicationBeverage manufacturers, sake brewers, (wine, sake, whiskey, beer, etc.), coffee bean sales companies, tea and tea leaf manufacturing companies, etc.

Expected business partnerWe would like to sell it to beverage manufactures and sake brewers (wine, sake, whiskey, beer,etc.) as an alternative to glass bottles.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: YAMATO DISTILLERY, etc.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesManufacturing that connects with SDGs!
Starting to be conscious of even the smallest things is the first step towards SDGs initiatives. Our company will work with you to create things little by little, starting from what we can. Currently, we have many environmentally friendly products, and using our products will lead to the SDGs, so we would like to spread them more and more.

Company profileTANAKASHOUTEN CO.,LTD
3-4-7 Nakakounoikecho, Higashiosaka-city Osaka 578-0975, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Trading company
Capital:JPY10,000,000
Number of employees:10

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Cosmetics/Healthcare products

  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle
  • Enviroment certification
  • Free from toxic

Heart, Nature, as it is.

Belmo Co., Ltd.

Sagamihara, Kanagawa
Introduced by The Tama Shinkin Bank

Product nameMY METHOD SOLID PERFUME
(LEMON GARDEN BREEZE,WASHED WHITE SHIRT,SEASONAL AFTERNOON TEA)

Ethical contribution for SDGs ・Since it does not contain alcohol, it does not become industrial waste.
・Reduction of chemical components (natural origin rate is over 70%)
・Use of environmentally friendly raw materials and raw materials that are considerate of the environment of the production area.
・Contains no ingredients that have been tested on animals.
・The container is made of aluminum, so it can be recycled.
・A portion of the sales proceeds will be donated to the Global Vaccine Fund.

Features of products and servicesA kneaded perfume that allows you to enjoy your favorite scent at any time by layering multiple scents.
A lineup of unisex and easy-to-use scents so that everyone can enjoy scents.
The 12g aluminum can is compact and easy to carry.
Unlike alcohol-based perfumes, it is made with an oil base, so it is not only used for wearing scents.
It can also be used as a moisturizer for the tips of your hair and hands, and can be used on the entire body other than your face.

Target business industry and applicationRetail store

Expected business partnerWe would like to sell overseas through a Japanese trading company.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: BtoC-EC focused
・In-house EC site, Major EC malls (Amazon, Rakuten Market, Yahoo! Shopping, etc.)
(Partly sold at our own store “Outdoor Style Belmo”)
Overseas: -

SDGs initiatives・We are promoting the creation of an environment where diverse human resources can utilize their individuality, regardless of nationality, educational background, gender, or age.
・We are conducting environmentally friendly economic activities by switching to LED lighting in the company and promoting paperless in-house operations.
・Create an environment where it is easy to take childcare leave.
・More than 10 years have passed since we established regulations to prevent sexual harassment/power harassment, and we are creating an even more comfortable working environment.
・We make donations to environmental protection organizations, etc.

Company profileBelmo Co., Ltd.
South Front Sagamiono BLDG.4F, 8-4-10 Sagamiono, Minami-Ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-0303, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Retail industry
Capital:JPY20,000,000
Number of employees:15

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Cosmetics/Healthcare products

  • Recycle
  • Free from toxic
  • Local product
  • Regional collaboration products
  • Traditional craft

The blessings from the land of Nasu and moon power will make your skin beautiful.

Saxness Corporation

Nasu gun, Tochigi
Introduced by OHTAWARA SHINKIN BANK

Product nameTsukico Skin Care Series

OHTAWARA SHINKIN BANK

Ethical contribution for SDGs We respect the pure power of nature and are grateful for its blessings, never waste even a single drop or a piece, and pursue the creation of products that make full use of that power. We respect producers and creators with same aspirations, and by leveraging collaboration as an added power, we create products that help those who receive them live a peaceful and enriching life. It is a pesticide-free cultivation based on natural farming methods.

OHTAWARA SHINKIN BANK

Features of products and servicesThe Tsukiko skin care series is created using rare loofah water collected from loofah grown in the sacred soil of Nasu once a year on the full moon in autumn, when the power of the earth is at its peak, as well as loofah fruit and leaf extract. The series includes a lotion containing loofah water that can be used for the whole body, multifunctional gel that can act as an emulsion, serum, massage cream, and moisturizing cream, and face-mask made from 100% domestically produced JAPAN COTTON.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores, hotels, inns, organic shops, specialty stores, department stores, etc.

Expected business partnerWe would like to sell to overseas companies that are highly interested in and impressed with Japanese tradition and culture.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Hotels, inns, museums, resort facilities, roadside stations, organic restaurants, organic shops, etc.
Overseas: Singapore METRO, Department stores

SDGs initiativesWe have been engaged in social business since our company was established in 2007. From manufacturing raw materials to product development, we have strived to create products that bring a sense of feeling fulfilled and enrich to both creators and users. The raw material, the loofah, is carefully made without using pesticides or fertilizers, with the cooperation of Tsukiko's regular users and users of local employment support office and social welfare councils. We are currently working on developing food-related products as well.

Company profileSaxness Corporation
1023-9 Toyohara-kou, Nasu machi, Nasu gun, Tochigi 329-3211, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Retail industry, Wholesale industry
Capital:JPY1,000,000
Number of employees:0

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General/Household goods

  • Recycle
  • Upcycle
  • Free from toxic
  • Local product
  • Regional collaboration products
  • Traditional craft

hand made in Nara, Japan

SAKAGAWA INC.

Kitakatsuragigun, Nara
Introduced by NARA CHUO SHINKIN BANK.

Product nameJapanese Traditional Sandals SETTA

Japanese Traditional Sandals SETTA

Ethical contribution for SDGs We collaborate within the region by selling products from local industries, and we contribute to the local community by passing on local traditions and creating jobs. We contribute ethically through these activities and their spread effect. In addition, it is ethical fashion that uses eco-friendly natural materials such as hemp and rush as much as possible, and contributes ethically through consideration for the environment.

Japanese Traditional Sandals SETTA

Features of products and servicesOriginally, "Setta(leather-soled sandals)", a traditional Japanese craft, had no concept of left or right. Using our unique idea of shifting the thong, we introduce the concept of left and right, creating a product that incorporates the essence of modernity and conbines comfort and design. It is a completely original product, and we are committed to "planning, developing, and manufacturing it in Nara Prefecture, Japan".

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores, department stores, accommodation facilities, etc.

Expected business partnerWe would like to sell overseas through a Japanese trading company or directly.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Mizuno Corporation, Hoshino Resorts Inc., Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts Co.,Ltd.
Overseas: France, United States, Canada, China, Taiwan, Malaysia

SDGs initiativesProviding a comfortable work environment tailored to employees' life stage
Product development using leather as a discarded material
Reduce paper use by digitizing stored documents
Product planning and development using natural and eco-friendly materials

Company profileSAKAGAWA INC.
3439-16 Kanmaki, Kanmaki-cho, Kitakatsuragigun, Nara 639-0214, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Wholesaler
Capital:JPY10,000,000
Number of employees:11

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General/Household goods

  • Free from toxic
  • Regional collaboration products

Tackling the issue of food loss, domestic dog food that does not contain meat

HenLi Corporation

Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo
Introduced by The Johnan Shinkin Bank.

Product nameHoippo DOG FOOD Natural White fish(Tuna&Organic Goji Berries/Organic Moringa&Green lipped mussel)

Hoippo DOG FOOD Natural White fish

Ethical contribution for SDGs Due to the problem of shape-forming during manufacturing, approximately 5% of dog food-loss always occurs. However, when manufacturing this product, we donate this food waste that would normally be discarded to nearby animal welfare organizations. In addition, we are conscious of local production and local consumption for the domestic raw materials of our product, we use substandard vegetables with reduced pesticides grown near our factory in Kyushu. This product contributes to ethical consumption through these activities.

Hoippo DOG FOOD Natural White fish

Features of products and servicesHippo's dog food has no oil coating, is made with fresh ingredients such as natural cod, organic vegetables with reduced pesticides, and does not contain meat. Pet specialist nutritionists have created a well-balanced diet using only natural ingredients. We also add super foods that help boost immunity, such as joint care, antioxidant effect, imporve the intestinal environment, and other.

Target business industry and applicationPet wholesaler, pet shop, pet salon, mass retailer, general store, EC site (pet/ethical related shop)

Expected business partnerWe would like to sell to companies that sympathize with and cooperate with our philosophy, do direct business transaction overseas, and sell on e-commerce sites (pets, miscellaneous goods, ethical related).

Track record of transactionsDomestic: AsoboLabo Co.,Ltd., JAPELL Co.,Ltd., TRUSTRIDGE, Inc.,
Overseas: We have 3 distributors in Taiwan (from Setpember 2023)

SDGs initiativesWe launched the pet brand "Hoippo" in April 2023 with the concept of pet health and environmental sonsideration. Based on the premise of safety and high fanctionality, we are working on product development with uniqueness and environmental consideration in mind. For example, we adopt PET sheets made of 88.66% plant-derived raw materials, which leads to CO2 reduction, certified organic okara, cat litter made entirely from plant-based ingredients including packaging, or organically certified dried fruit assortment, etc.. In the future, we are planning to increase our efforts from the perspective of animal welfare.

Company profileHenLi Corporation
U building 6F,1-3-6 Yushima,Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo 113-0034, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Trading company/Manufacturer
Capital:JPY10,000,000
Number of employees:11

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Cosmetics/Healthcare products

  • Recycle
  • Local product

Oil blotting paper with packaging using recycled paper from 1,000 cranes

NishikiPrint Co., Ltd

Hiroshima-city Hiroshima
Introduced by Kure Shinkin Bank

Product nameHiroshima Oil blotting paper

Hiroshima Oil blotting paper

Ethical contribution for SDGs By outsourcing manufacturing to a welfare facility, we are contributing to the creation of employment opportunities for people with disabilities and their participation in society, and this is an ethical product that is considerate of people and society. This product also contribute to consideration for the environment, as the recycled 1,000 paper cranes used in the packaging are made from recycled origami cranes delivered to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park as a symbol of peace.

Hiroshima Oil blotting paper

Features of products and servicesThis product uses recycled paper from Senbaduru (1000 cranes) for its packaging. Recycled 1000 Cranes Paper is made by collecting and recycling origami cranes donated to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park from all over the world, and is a paper unique to Hiroshima that can convey your wishes for peace. It is possible to produce products in small lots, and we can also change the design to suit your needs, such as where you will sell it or how you will use it.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores, department stores

Expected business partnerI would like to sell overseas through a Japanese trading company.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: JR SERVICENET, Fujii Sangyo Corporation, etc.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesSince our founding, we have continued to proactively promote the employment of people with disabilities. By establishing and collaborating with welfare business, we are working to contribute to the creation of employment opportunities and social participation for more people with disabilities. Based on the theme of "Working, Connecting, and Supporting Each Other", we aim to create a society where everyone living in the community can live happily, and to realize a social contribution business model in which everyone involved connects and supports each other.

Company profileNishikiPrint Co., Ltd
7-5-33 Shoko Center, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-city Hiroshima 733-0833, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing Industry
Capital:JPY50,000,000
Number of employees:30

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General/Household goods

  • CO2 reduction
  • Long-life
  • Free from toxic

Nourish your soul

EARTHIST Co.,Ltd.

Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Introduced by The Johnan Shinkin Bank.

Product nameLUCAS

LUCAS

Ethical contribution for SDGs We do not use mineral-based (petroleum-based)synthetic surfactants, colorants, or synthetic fragrances, but instead, use natural ingredients, contributing to ethics by reducing the consumption of petroleum-based raw materials. In addition to aiming to eliminate the need for single-use containers, we are also promoting to reduce CO2 emissions by making the container size closer to the size of the shipping cardboard box, saving space within the cardboard box, and increasing efficiency during delivery-transportation.

LUCAS

Features of products and servicesThis is a brand that specializes in SBNR(Spiritual But Not Religious), which is growing mainly in developed countries. We mainly design aroma products, incense, soaps, interior goods, etc. used during meditation and yoga. We also hold workshops and events.

Target business industry and applicationSchools, department stores, hotels, general companies

Expected business partnerRegularly delivering scents to the entrances of general companies and hotels/Retail products for yoga classes and department stores, etc.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Currently on sale at Shibuya Tokyu Plaza 4th floor. Also sold at other Tokyu Hands stores, International Yoga Center, etc.
Overseas: Singapore, China, Vietnam *Currently, the transaction is in progress.

SDGs initiativesWith our motto of "for us for earth", we have aimed to manage our health and the global environment at the same time. Our main product, aroma miscellaneous goods LUCAS, is manufactured using only natural ingredients, withou using mineral-based synthetic surfactants. We also recommend refilling package as much as possible so that the container can be used again. We are currently applying for B-Corp.

Company profileEARTHIST Co.,Ltd.
#201 Axisgotanda 8-7-11 Nishigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0031, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Miscellaneous goods manufacturing/EC
Capital:JPY10,000,000
Number of employees:7

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Kitchinware

  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle
  • Local product

Easy-to-install and easy-to-clean grease traps that support the resaurant industry

HI-SERV UENO CO.,Ltd.

Sanjyo-city ,Niigata
Introduced by Sanjo Shinkin Bank

Product nameSink with grease trap

Sink with grease trap

Ethical contribution for SDGs Draining safe water without draining oil and residue directly into drains to prevent water pollution and environmental destruction, we contribute to the achievement of goals of SDGs. We want to face environmental issues by disseminating our products to food and beverage businesses around the world. The goal of the final development is oil recycling.
We recycle limited resources with consideration for the environment and return safe water to nature.

Sink with grease trap

Features of products and services"Grease trap" installed under the sink. Easy, hassle-free, and space-saving with little investment. It is also suitable for tenant properties that do not have buried grease traps, such as kitchen trucks or takeout specialty stores that want to reduce initial investment. This shape makes it easy to clean even large amount of oil without any hassle. The future standard for the restaurant industry will be dry kitchens that take hygiene into account.

Target business industry and applicationRestaurant industry, local governments (facility management contractors such as camping facilities), research facilities, food factories, etc.

Expected business partnerFood and beverage industry, managers of public facilities where BBQ is possible, universities and companies that have chemical and medical research facilities, and facories that handle foods

Track record of transactionsDomestic: TENPOS BUSTERS CO., Ltd., TORIDOLL, YOSHINOYA, TAKAKURA MACHI COFFEE, SAIZERIYA CO.,LTD.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiatives[Responsible corporate behavior] We deliver kitchens that are safe and long-lasting and meet customer needs, not only the tangible aspects of product manufacturing, but also intangible aspects such as business elements, kitchen work efficiency, and advice on hygiene.
[Innovation] In the food and beverage industry, we grasp rapidly changing trends and various environmental needs, maintain a sense of speed and a thorough customer-first approach, and consult on technological innovations in the kitchen.
[Partnership] The area where our company is located is known throughout the country as the "manufacturing town of Tsubame-Sanjo" where many metal processing companies are gathered, and we are looking to strengthen our partnership by utilizing this metal processing complex area.

Company profileHI-SERV UENO CO.,Ltd.
2406 Hukushimashinden hei, Sanjyo-city ,Niigata 959-1145, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Metal product manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY89,000,000
Number of employees:85

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General/Household goods

  • CO2 reduction
  • Upcycle

Ethical bags made from natural leather

WITH.,LTD

Nagoya-city,Aichi
Introduced by Seto Shinkin Bank

Product namehandbag

handbag

Ethical contribution for SDGs Natural leather is a material that has been with people since time immemorial, and because it is so familiar, its value is sometimes overlooked or misunderstood. However, in today's world where eco-sustainability is important, it is once again being reconsidered as an upcycled material. Handbags made from natural leather contribute to the creation of a sustainable society.

handbag

Features of products and servicesHandmade handbags made in Japan using natural Japanese leather. Natural leather is a byproduct made by adding processes such as "tanning" to the skin that would normally be discarded when meat is harvested in livestock farming. We do not sacrifice the lives of animals to make leather materials.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores, Individual consumers

Expected business partnerRetail stores selling apparel, household goods, etc.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Handbag specialty store
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesBy purchasing and using natural leather products, we reduce not only the energy used to dispose of rawhide, but also the energy used to produce alternative materials.

Company profileWITH.,LTD
1-4-7 Minami-horikoshi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-city,Aichi 451-0054, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Wholesale
Capital:JPY10,000,000
Number of employees:12

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Kitchinware

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Long-life
  • Local product
  • Regional collaboration products
  • Barrier-free, Universal Design

Ease of eating becomes delicious.

Mitsuboshi Cutlery Co.,Ltd.

Seki-City, Gifu

Product nameOTOMO

OTOMO

Ethical contribution for SDGs Scissors come with a free resharpening coupon. This is a product that can be passed down to three generations, used by your grandchildren and then used by you. The original case is an original case exclusively for OTOMO made from plastic-free, naturally derived cellulose material. It is soft to the touch, has a soft color, and is lightweight and durable. It is compact and can be carried around. There are two types of patterns: "tortoiseshell" and "red coral".

OTOMO

Features of products and servicesEating out becomes more fun. Portable scissors and tongs set. For both small children and older adults. A beautiful scissors and tongs set that allows you to cut difficult-to-eat foods at the table. It took two years to create, bringing together the wisdom and technology of designers active in Milan and small and medium-sized businesses across Japan. Please take us as your companion when dining out.

Target business industry and applicationGifts for the elderly and those raising children.Elderly facilities, childbirth, first meal gifts, premium shop.

Expected business partnerWe are looking for a partner who understands the quality and concept of our products, and who can provide explanations and care to end users.
and who can respect the prices set by us as much as possible for both in-store and e-commerce sales.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Own EC, Amazon, Rakuten, hometown tax
Overseas: Hong Kong

SDGs initiatives3)Health and well-being for all+17)Achieve our goals with partnership : Our product OTOMO was developed in response to the aging society and declining birthrate of the future. This is a portable scissors and tongs set that can be used with confidence by seniors who have lost their chewing ability due to age, as a countermeasure for swallowing problems, and by parents raising children. In order to make dining out more fun and to enjoy meals with family and friends, small and medium-sized businesses from all over Japan collaborated and combined their wisdom to create this product. 12)Responsibility for production and consumption : Scissors come with a free resharpening coupon. This is a product that can be passed down to three generations, used by your grandchildren and then used by you.

Company profileMitsuboshi Cutlery Co.,Ltd.
5178 Shimouchi Seki-City, Gifu 501-3217, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Cutlery manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY10,000,000
Number of employees:35

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General/Household goods

  • Carbon neutrality
  • CO2 reduction
  • Energy-Saving
  • Long-life
  • Free from toxic

Just spray it once and it will continue to provide antibacterial, antiviral, and deodorizing properties for a long time.

MEIKO CHEMICAL & PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

Higashiosaka-city, Osaka

Product namePhotocatalytic coating solutions (antibacterial, antiviral, deodorant, mould resistant, decomposition of harmful gases, etc.)

Photocatalytic coating solutions

Ethical contribution for SDGs Once sprayed, it continues to sterilize and inactivate viruses using only light energy, making it possible to continuously provide a comfortable and sanitary environment without the frequent use of large amounts of alcohol or other disinfectants. Since the construction surface continues to purify the air like an air purifier, it is possible to provide an air purifying effect without using electricity, contributing to the environment.

Photocatalytic coating solutions

Features of products and servicesOnce sprayed, this high-performance photocatalyst coating uses light energy (sunlight/indoor light) to continue disinfecting, inactivating viruses, and purifying the air for a long time. There is also a lot of evidence. High performance and quality at low cost. We are proud to be among the top in Japan. These are new technologies and products that will continue to spread worldwide.

Target business industry and applicationTrading companies, retail stores, construction industry, house cleaning industry, painting industry, automotive industry, etc.

Expected business partnerWe would like to meet a good distributor with whom we can settle down and expand the photocatalyst.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: [Photocatalyst coating construction] Construction agents: 118 companies (domestic), OEM supply of photocatalyst coating agents to other companies' photocatalyst brands: 26 companies ... has been installed at medical institutions, nursing care-related facilities, education-related facilities, public transportation, accommodation-related facilities, restaurants, supermarkets, etc. nationwide. In addition, we have many achievements in sales of related products.
Overseas: South Korea(When sick house syndrome was enacted, it was adopted by public institutions, and until the new standards for building materials became available, we applied our photocatalyst coating to reduce formaldehyde and other substances to below standard values ​​before moving in.)

SDGs initiatives・Research and development of photocatalyst application technology and product development that uses the energy of light to continuously exert effects such as antibacterial, antiviral, deodorizing, antifungal, and decomposition of harmful gases over a long period of time with a single application. Sales, service provision, etc.
・We aim to transfer as much technology as possible to Southeast Asian countries and other countries to develop local industries.
・We research, develop, and sell cleaners with ingredients that are friendly to people and the environment, and which can easily dry objects while significantly reducing the use of detergents that have an impact on the environment, such as oil-based detergents.
・Developed a slim CD case that is now a global standard (patented in countries around the world), significantly reducing the use of plastic in packaging for major computer and media manufacturers, as well as the use of gasoline and exhaust gas in transportation.
・Use recycled materials as much as possible for products and packaging, and implement simple packaging.
・We are constantly working to reduce power consumption by changing in-house equipment to energy-saving ones and frequently turning off lights in each area.

Company profileMEIKO CHEMICAL & PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
5-12-19 Kizuri, Higashiosaka-city, Osaka 577-0827, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing and sales of various chemical products
Capital:JPY20,000,000
Number of employees:21

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General/Household goods

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Free from toxic
  • Enviroment certification
  • Local product
  • Traditional craft

Stimulate your sense of color! A colorful building block set that the whole family can enjoy!

NOKUBI Ltd.

Gujo-shi, Gifu
Introduced by Hachiman Shinkin Bank

Product name12color Gradation 60 Wooden Blocks

12color Gradation 60 Wooden Blocks

Ethical contribution for SDGs “Gradient building blocks” are an ethical option. We use wood from Japan and contribute to the sound management and protection of forest resources. We also use safe paints and materials to provide educational toys that allow children to play and learn with peace of mind. These building blocks are both environmentally friendly and educational for children, it has value as an ethical choice.

12color Gradation 60 Wooden Blocks

Features of products and servicesBy using domestic timber, we contribute to the sound management and protection of forests. With 12 colors and unpainted building blocks, a variety of color options will stimulate your child's color sense. The basic size is 35mm, and it is designed to be easy to hold and play with. Considering the safety of children, we use non-toxic and safe paint and comply with Japanese toy safety standards. By using the hands, it promotes the development of the brain and fingertips, making it ideal as an educational toy.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores, childcare facilities (kindergartens, nursery schools)

Expected business partnerWe plan to sell wholesale to baby goods stores and general stores that sell picture books. We also accept large orders for childcare facilities.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Wholesale sales to retailers (souvenir shops) such as Gujo Hachiman Promotion Public Foundation and Co.SHIROTORI. We have a track record of wholesale through e-commerce sales sites such as Gifu Prefecture Specialty Sales Co., Ltd., Yamacoh Co., Ltd., and Lstyle Co., Ltd.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesWe are working to create a workplace where diverse human resources can play an active role. We are working to create a comfortable work environment that takes into account the work styles of various employees, expand various training programs and support for acquiring qualifications, and proactively promote health management.
We work on manufacturing wooden toys that both boys and girls can enjoy playing with.
By handling "forest certified wood" that certifies wood that has been harvested from properly managed forests, we are contributing to supporting the growth of healthy forests and eradicating illegal logging. In addition, we manufacture only the required quantity and work on made-to-order production.
The scraps generated during the manufacturing process are used as materials for wood education classes. Sawdust is provided as bedding for cattle sheds at farms within the prefecture. We are contributing to the circulation of forest resources and the spread of renewable energy.
We are contributing to the revitalization of local activities through our business activities. We are actively recruiting local human resources. Participating in local events and others. We are strengthening cooperation with local businesses.
We go to local elementary schools to teach wood education classes, and teach children about Gifu Prefecture, which is surrounded by mountains, the importance of trees, and how they can be used. We are working on activities that connect people and forests to the next generation.

Company profileNOKUBI Ltd.
945-4 Hachimancho Ichishima,Gujo-shi, Gifu 501-4202, Japan
Industry/Business field:Wooden toy manufacturing
Capital:JPY13,000,000
Number of employees:4

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General/Household goods

  • CO2 reduction
  • Local product

For the bright future of our children, please do not throw in the trash.

GOTO (MASA) Socks Factory

Kitakatsuragi-gun, Nara
Introduced by NARA CHUO SHINKIN BANK.

Product nameZERO SOCKS

ZERO SOCKS

Ethical contribution for SDGs We use only organic cotton, recycled fibers, and other natural fibers that are grown and produced in the right way. In addtion, they are dyed with dyes extracted from foods to be disposed. These socks are completely environmentally friendly and are gentle to both the earth and people. This is an ethical product that reduces CO2 emissions and contributes to the food loss problem because foods that are planned for disposal are not incinerated as garbage.

ZERO SOCKS

Features of products and services・We use carefully selected organic cotton that is gentle on the skin so that children and people with sensitive skin can wear it with a peace of mind. These are sustainable socks made using yarn that can be returned to the soil and dyed using food that would be food-waste.
・These socks are made by sock craftsmen in Nara Prefecture that has the highest production of socks in Japan, and are made with special care in terms of comfort and size. It has excellent moisture absorption and desorption properties, prevent stuffiness, and keep your feet warm.

Target business industry and applicationIt's not that we want to expand the market widely, but for the bright future of our children, we would like to deliver our products only to those who clearly understand SDGs concept, not just in words.

Expected business partnerSame as above

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Tabio Corporation
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesThe apparel industry requires multiple processes such as producing materials and raw materials, spinning, dyeing, and cutting, and has a large impact on the environment, including disposal, and is said to be the second most polluting industry in the world. As a member of the apparel industry, our company considers environmental sustainability and has developed *ZERO SOCKS, which are gentle to the earth and people, in order to create a sustainable society. We are also developing a collaborative product called "SDGs SOCKS" working with high schools in the prefecture to revitalize the region.
*Socks made from biodegradable yarn and organic cotton. Normally, it would take several decades to decompose, but it decomposes in three years.

Company profileGOTO (MASA) Socks Factory
196-3 Abe, Koryo-cho, Kitakatsuragi-gun, Nara 635-0825, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Textile Manufacturing Industry
Capital:0
Number of employees:20

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Kitchinware

  • Recycle
  • Upcycle
  • Local product
  • Traditional craft

A tea canister with pop color reminiscent of the 1950s.

TRADITION ACOUSTIC.

Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo
Introduced by The Johnan Shinkin Bank.

Product nameTRIBECA PLAWARE 50'S _ Tea Canister

TRIBECA PLAWARE 50'S _ Tea Canister

Ethical contribution for SDGs With a policy of Made in Japan craftsmanship, we manufacture easy-to-use products with original designs in collaboration with domestic partner factories. The materials is sustainable ABS resin (recycled product). We aim to spread the use of sustainable materials by delivering products to many people with designs of pop colors reminiscent of the attractive 50's.

TRIBECA PLAWARE 50'S _ Tea Canister

Features of products and services"TRIBECA PLAWARE" is proposing "Tea Canister" this time.That's right, there is always at least one in every home. It's made from a can and used to store tea leaves. I think most of them have calm designs with traditional Japanese patterns as motifs, but I tried to make a Tea Canister POP. Feel free to use it as you like: tea leaves, coffee beans, black tea, or treasure chests. The material used is sustainable ABS resin (recycled product).

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores, specialty stores, nursing care facilities, hospitals, etc.

Expected business partnerWholesale for interior specialty stores and retail stores
We would also like to introduce recycled plastic tableware to nursing homes and hospitals.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: THE LOFT CO.,LTD., Adastria Co.,Ltd., Welcome Co.,Ltd., StylingLife Holdings Inc.,
Overseas: South Korea, Taiwan, the UK, America

SDGs initiativesIn recognition of the growing interest both domestically and internationally in decarbonization and environmental considerations, we are particular about the raw materials used in the products we handle. For example. The product "TRIBECA PLAWARE 50'S _ Tea Canister" featured here is made from environmentally freindly ABS resin (recycled product). By aiming to spread the use of sustainable materials through our products, we will contribute to decarbonization and a sustainable society.

Company profileTRADITION ACOUSTIC.
Fuji Bild 3F,1-11-6 Kyodo, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo 156-0052, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Household goods, fashion goods, interior goods, planned wholesale
Capital:-
Number of employees:2

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General/Household goods

  • CO2 reduction
  • Energy-Saving
  • Free from toxic

Light that protects the world, "CCFL antibacterial light"

HORIUCHI Co.,Ltd

Yamanashi-City Yamanashi

Product nameCCFL antibacterial light


Antimicrobial light(Bulb type/Fluorescent lamp type)

Ethical contribution for SDGs Antibacterial ligh is an "Ethical product" made with people, society, and the environment in mind. This lighting function uses a long-life arc tube "CCFL cold cathode tube" to reduce power consumption when lighting. In addition, since it is the same type as fluorescent tubes, there is a small amount of inorganic mercury inside the luminous tube, but the amount is much lower than the Minamata Convention regulation value, which is environmentally friendly.


Antimicrobial light(Downlight type)

Features of products and servicesJust by replacing the lights that are currently on with this light, you can disinfect and deodorize the room. This mechanism is realized by the "silver ions" emitted from the product's cover and the "photocatalytic effect" generated around the product. In addition, compared to conventional light bulbs and fluorescent lights, light bulbs use 1/5th the electricity, and fluorescent lights use about half the electricity. This product is environmentally friendly and saves electricity bills.

Target business industry and applicationIn the field of food hygiene, it can be used in facilities such as kitchens, school lunch centers, and food processing plants. In the environmental field, we can provide hygiene management for educational facilities such as kindergartens, nursery schools, and schools, as well as "Nursing homes", "Children's homes", or "Nursing care facilities". Of course, it can be used by indivisuals as well.

Expected business partnerAlthough we accept direct orders from individual facilities, we believe that we receive many inquiries from retailers and trading companies.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: It is sold mainly through domestic contracted agents and special agents. Also available on EC site (Yahoo.,Rakuten). We also have a store at Nippon Select, which is run by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. (For the public agencies, we also deliver to the Self-Defense Forces.)
Overseas: (Country: Hong Kong) Sold to local nursing care facilities via a Japanese trading company

SDGs initiativesWe have developed and sold this product with the aim of improving everyone's health and reducing energy consumption. We also hope that it will be used as a means of preventing recent infectious diseases. (The effectiveness against various harmful bacteria and viruses such as coronavirus/influenza has also been evaluated by a third-party organization. )

Company profileHORIUCHI Co., Ltd
271-2 Ochiai, Yamanashi-City, Yamanashi 4050033, Japan
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing, Retail
Capital:JPY8,000,000
Number of employees:25

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Cosmetics/Healthcare products

  • Carbon neutrality
  • Upcycle
  • Local product

Contains next-generation ingredient chitin nanofiber, a rich moisturizing gel serum that blends well into the skin and pursues barrier and maintenance.

KANAHA

Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi

Product nameNight gel mask serum containing chitin nanofiber

Ethical contribution for SDGs The product was developed in collaboration with Marine Nanofiber, a venture company from Tottori University, focusing on the effects and environmental friendliness of chitin nanofibers. This ingredient is a next-generation beauty ingredient that Mr. Ifuku, who is a professor at Tottori University and the company's technical advisor, successfully extracted useful ingredients through trial and error of upcycling methods in response to the large amount of crab shells being discarded in Tottori Prefecture. Crab shells, the raw material for chitin nanofibers, were originally incinerated as waste. By using it as a raw material for our products, we hope to make a small contribution to carbon neutrality, which is environmentally friendly.

Features of products and services- Uses next-generation ingredient chitin nanofiber made from upcycled discarded crab shells.
- Complete skin care in one step by applying a non-sticky gel-like beauty serum to your skin after washing your face (at night). Easy special skin care that doesn't need to be washed off.
- Approaching the reduction of barrier power and dryness damage.
- Because the freshness of beauty ingredients is important, it is single-use and does not contain preservatives.
- Jointly developed with Marine Nanofiber, a venture company from Tottori University.

Target business industry and applicationRetail store

Expected business partnerDomestic trading company with overseas sales channels, wants to sell overseas through cross-border e-commerce

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Meetz STORE of TAKASHIMAYA SHINJUKU STORE, YAHATA COCO
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesWe develop and sell natural cosmetics upcycled from the natural resources of the ocean that would otherwise be discarded. Enjoy life more with glowing skin forever, It is desirable that what nurtures beauty should be clean and sustainable, with that in mind, we are developing aging skin care. By infusing new value into discarded materials such as crab shells and squid shells, we would like to protect the ocean by reducing waste and recycling it. Also, skincare isn't just for women. It is a genderless cosmetic that is actually ideal for skin care also for men who have a higher rate of water evaporation than women, and are stressful and prone to age, such as daily shaving and unprotected ultraviolet rays throughout the year.

Company profileKANAHA
4-4-17-1704 Tanimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 5400012, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Retail
Capital:0
Number of employees:2

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Outdoor/Interior products

  • Recycle
  • Enviroment certification
  • Local product

From used PET bottles to Glasses

UCHIDA PLASTIC

Sabae-city, Fukui

Product nameGlasses frames made from recycled PET bottles

Ethical contribution for SDGs Recycling discarded PET bottles into new products will help reduce waste. We have also uniquely developed frames using biomass plastic that decomposes in the soil and sea. We will work to commercialize products that take advantage of these technologies and promote environmentally friendly manufacturing.

Features of products and servicesWe were the first in Japan to develop eyeglass frames with lightweight and practical strength by recycling PET bottles. We collect PET bottles trashed in homes and on beaches, crush and clean and create frames using our unique technology. You can choose lenses made from biodegradable bioplastics. We have a track record of winning the Japan Glasses Award 2021 and the Marine Garbage Zero Award.

Target business industry and applicationGlasses, general goods, industrial parts

Expected business partnerWe want to sell our product as an environmental product to major apparel stores, mass retailers, and eyewear retail chains in Japan and overseas.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, ZOFF, Sanyo Shokai., LTD., AEON Co.,Ltd., ALPEN Co.,Ltd., CO/OP, 120,000 pieces/year
Overseas: US, China, South Korea, UK

SDGs initiativesWhile we hope that plastic is a useful tool for humanity, environmental pollution caused by plastic has become serious in recent years. Our answer is ultra-durable plastics, recycled plastics, and plant-based plastics. We aim to become a top runner in these technologies and strive to make use of them to make products. We aim to "create a prosperous society through plastics," which has been our goal since our founding.

Company profileUCHIDA PLASTIC
3-11 Kawada, Sabae-city, Fukui 9161222, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY3,000,000
Number of employees:20

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Kitchinware

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Recycle
  • Local product
  • Traditional craft

Next generation biomass tableware made from eggshells.

FUKUI CRAFT CO., Ltd.

Sabae, Fukui

Product nameShellmine

Ethical contribution for SDGs More than half of the main ingredient is made up of eggshells, with the equivalent of one eggshell used for every 15g of Shellmine product. This is an environmentally friendly recycled product that reuses eggshells that would otherwise be discharged.

Features of products and servicesNext-generation biomass tableware made from eggshells, aimed at reducing the burden on the global environment and realizing a recycling-oriented society. A composite material consisting of an inorganic filler containing more than 50% inorganic eggshells, which is calcium carbonate, with added reinforcement material. Paint can be used to reproduce ceramic-like texture and weight, and unlike ceramics, it is lightweight and resistant to breakage. It is possible to produce tableware of various shapes, sizes and colours, including original products.

Target business industry and applicationHotels, inns, restaurants, restaurant chains, collective catering facilities, general merchandise, gifts

Expected business partnerWe want to sell to major restaurant chains, foreign hotels, and so on, especailly those who are environmentally conscious.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: This eggshell tableware has been on sale since October 1991 and has been sold about 3,000 units.
Overseas: 30 each of 20 items were sold to one EU country for online sales.

SDGs initiativesWe are a 'Fukui SDGs Partner' participating in 'Fukui Prefecture SDGs Partnership Conference', where Fukui Prefecture works together to create sustainable communities and societies, and we work with various local organizations and governments to promote sustainable community development and actively address environmental issues. We also participate in the Sabae SDGs Glocal Club.
<Key points of the challenge>
- Proposal for a new environmentally friendly material (eggshells) for vessels for the future of the planet.
- Creating a healthy, orderly workplace in which employees can fully demonstrate their abilities.

Company profileFUKUI CRAFT CO., Ltd.
24-23 Tonokuchi, Sabae, Fukui 9161198, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY20,000,000
Number of employees:60

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General/Household goods

  • Carbon neutrality
  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle
  • Long-life
  • Energy-Saving
  • Traditional craft

Manufacturing high-quality, environmentally friendly products using the tradition and techniques of Echizen-ori.

Matsukawa-Rapyarn Inc.

Sakai, Fukui

Product nameClothing label made with sustainable materials and technology (brand tag)

Ethical contribution for SDGs As part of resouce reuse, using recycled yarn made from plastic bottles helps reduce waste. In addition, shuttle weaving is inefficient due to manual labor, but the selvedges make it durable and long-lasting, thus contributing to ethical consumption.

Features of products and servicesYou can choose woven labels made from recycled polyester yarn made from used plastic bottles or the natural fiber cotton linen. In addition, by manufacturing using traditional shuttle weaving, which is one of our company's unique features, we are able to produce highly durable woven labels with uneven surfaces. It is ideal as a brand tag for long-lasting clothing and fashion items that are not fast-fashion.

Target business industry and applicationApparel brand

Expected business partnerApparel brand

Track record of transactionsDomestic: -
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesOur company is a narrow textile factory that specializes in woven labels using shuttle looms, which are old-fashioned looms that are becoming increasingly rare overseas. We use these shuttle looms to produce woven labels using recycled polyester yarn recycled from used PET bottles. In addition, we contract with specialized companies to recycle waste materials (yarn, fabrics, etc.) generated during production as solid fuel made through various treatments and processes.
*Shuttle looms operate at low speeds and do not use compressors or heat sources, resulting in extremely low energy consumption. They can produce woven labels with a minimum amount of yarn or thread. This is a loom that can produce sustainable woven labels.
Others:
・We carry out compact manufacturing within the prefecture through collaboration and cooperation with companies in Fukui Prefecture. We are a founding member company (and serve as deputy leader) of "MADE BY", a voluntary textile organization that proposes drastic reductions in carbon footprint in the process of apparel manufacturing.
・Active installation and expansion of solar power generation
・Sponsoring activities for Precious Plastic Fukui, a global movement promoting the use of waste plastic
・Women are active. (60% of company leaders are women.)
・Establishment of an in-house cafeteria operated by retired employees
・Sponsorship of local soccer teams
・Charity event to collect and recycle used clothing from employees
・Sponsorship of a local children's hospice
・Supporting poor children through World Vision Child Sponsor using funds from employees
We are also actively involved in the above activities.

Company profileMatsukawa-Rapyarn Inc.
20-5-1, Maruokacho Masuda, Sakai, Fukui 9100314, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY10,000,000
Number of employees:95

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Kitchinware

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Carbon neutrality
  • CO2 reduction
  • Upcycle
  • Recycle
  • Long-life
  • Enviroment certification
  • Free from toxic
  • Local product
  • Regional collaboration products
  • Traditional craft

Chopsticks brand that nurtures forests【OEDO】

STYLE OF JAPAN INC.

Obama, Fukui

Product nameOEDO

Ethical contribution for SDGs The lightest ever Wakasa lacquered chopsticks 【OEDO】series. These chopsticks are the first in Japan to use Fukui cedar, an internationally certified PEFC material, as the wood for lacquered chopsticks. By using high-quality Japanese cedar, we promote thinning of the forest, contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions, improving the local woodland environment, and contributing to the future of the earth. This is a "PURE JAPAN MADE"" craft that is dishwasher-safe and environmentally friendly.

Features of products and servicesThese beautiful, durable, dishwasher-safe lacquered chopsticks are made using technique of Fukui's traditional craft "Wakasa lacquered chopsticks", which help save water, electricity, and labor. Light and square shape that feels good on your fingers. The tips of the chopsticks have a non-slip finish. The simple geometric pattern makes is easy to match with any tableware. These chopsticks are made from thinned materials from the forests of Fukui, leading to decarbonization.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores/restaurants/government/novelty products

Expected business partnerWe would like to sell to highly sensitive servicers who have contact with green consumers.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: Select shops/department stores/restaurants/government, etc.
Overseas: USA, UK, Australia, France, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and others

SDGs initiatives"383,600kg", this is our chopstick brand "hashi-coo"'s target amount of CO2 to reduce in one year.
STYLE OF JAPAN has decided not to import foreign wood resources that have been over-harvested in other countries, even if they are inexpensive.
For example, the amount of CO2 emitted during transportation from Papua New Guinea, which has the largest import volume, to Obama City, Fukui Prefecture reaches 35,000kg. On the other hand, if we use domestic thinned cedar lumber, only 1500kg of CO2 emissions are required to transport the lumber from Satoyama (nearby forest/mountain) to Obama City. The difference is 33,500kg. It can be reduced by 96%.
Furthermore, STYLE OF JAPAN makes chopsticks from thinning Satoyama trees that are more than 40 years old and finished growing. By thinning old trees that no longer absorb CO2 and growing young trees that absorb more CO2, 350,000kg of CO2 can be reduced.
We aim to reduce CO2 emissions by 383,600kg. We want to leave a rich environment for our future children. We will increase CO2 reduction by making products the right way.

Company profileSTYLE OF JAPAN INC.
32-10-8 TSUJIDOHAUS, Kizaki, Obama, Fukui 9170025, Japan
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY6,000,000
Number of employees:5

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General/Household goods

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • CO2 reduction
  • Upcycle
  • Enviroment certification
  • Regional collaboration products
  • Traditional craft

To Make Life Move Sustainable

dual-mode Co., LTD

Matsuyama, Ehime
Introduced by Ehime Shinkin Bank

Product nameSPECIAL ENVELOPE collection

Ethical contribution for SDGs Upcycling of kimonos and obis reduces waste, thereby reducing the environmental impact of transport and incineration.
By creating sustainable products from a single kimono or a single obi, we contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions.

Features of products and servicesThe SPECIAL ENVELOPE collections are individually hand-made by designers using traditional Japanese kimonos and obis.
Breathing life into Japanese traditions with new ideas, designs, etc., it has been reborn as a valuable new product.

Target business industry and applicationRetailers, Hotels, Trading companies, Overseas

Expected business partnerWholesale

Track record of transactionsDomestic: 非公開
Overseas: USA (Los Angeles, New York)

SDGs initiatives一We offer upcycled brands that can be transformed from a single kimono or a single obi into a variety of products, including congratulatory bags, bags, ties and dresses.
We contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through a recycling-oriented business that uses every last bit of material to make products, and promotes initiatives that lead to the realization of a sustainable society.

Company profiledual-mode Co., LTD
6-1039-1 Iwaidani, Matsuyama, Ehime 7900833, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Upcycling circular businesses
Capital:JPY1,000,000
Number of employees:1

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General/Household goods

  • Carbon neutrality
  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle
  • Upcycle
  • Regional collaboration products

Apple blended domestic vegan leather from Aomori, utilizing apple food loss from Aomori Prefecture.

appcycle inc.

Aomori City, Aomori
Introduced by Aoi Mori Shinkin Bank

Product nameRINGO-TEX

Ethical contribution for SDGs Focusing on food loss issues and regional development, RINGO-TEX is the first vegan leather using apples in Japan. It was developed by using some of the peels and pomace from processed products such as juice, apples, etc., which are discarded because they are out of standard, as a part of raw materials.

Features of products and servicesDomestic vegan leather containing apple powder, upcycled from Aomori apple waste.
It is suitable for diversity, including vegans, and has lower CO2 emissions during processing and disposal than genuine leather or conventional synthetic leather, and also uses less petroleum-based polyurethane. It is made using technology that emits as little CO2 as possible in the drying process of apple residues. Our company sells hats and bags made of RINGO-TEX, and it is also used in seat headrest covers for All Nippon Airways.

Target business industry and applicationFor trading companies, retailers, or companies/businesses celebrating anniversaries, etc.

Expected business partnerWe want to sell wholesale or our products to environmentally conscious companies.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD., TEIJIN FRONTIER CO., LTD., TOYOSHIMA & Co.,Ltd., MORIDEN CO.,LTD.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesWe are a venture company that develops, manufactures and sells vegan leather made from apple waste.
By providing a one-stop service from raw material processing to finished products, the company contributes to the carbon footprint, resolves local issues and contributes to the global environment.

Company profileappcycle inc.
4-2-4 Sengari, Aomori City, Aomori 0380015, Japan
Industry/Business field:Manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY2,000,000
Number of employees:3

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Kitchinware

  • Less-plastic/Plastic-free
  • Upcycle
  • Regional collaboration products

Delicate coasters made from highly water-absorbent natural materials, diatomaceous earth and coffee beans.

en-no-ki Co., Ltd

Taitou-ku, Tokyo
Introduced by The Tokyo Higashi Shinkin Bank

Product namesoil Coasters Circle with KURAMAE model

Ethical contribution for SDGs KURAMAE model products are co-created by local shops, welfare offices and manufacturers. The soil x KURAMAE model diatomaceous earth coaster makes full use of diatomaceous earth, a traditional Japanese natural material, and coffee beans, a symbol of the good old coffee shop culture.
Defective and test-roasted beans from three shops in Kuramae are collected by the welfare office and entrusted to the manufacturer, and the coasters made are again sold from the Kuramae area. One coaster tells many stories, including the use of natural materials, local production for local consumption and the creation of jobs for handicapped people.

Features of products and servicesThese coasters are made from diatomaceous earth, a highly absorbent natural material.
It absorbs water droplets from the glass and keeps the table dry. It is made from natural materials, diatomaceous earth and coffee beans, so it is safe to use.
The embedded coffee beans are defective beans that are removed by a private roasting shop in Kuramae for high-quality roasting. The welfare offices collected them and entrusted them to the manufacturer, resulting in the SOIL x KURAMAE model collaboration.
KURAMAE models are upcycled products.

Target business industry and applicationThere is a wide range of uses, not only in retail shops, but also in cafés with an organic concept.

Expected business partnerWe hope to collaborate with companies and shops that understand regional symbiosis and resource recycling, rather than simply selecting products as part of their product range. Even if the quantity is small, we will be happy to handle your invoices, bank transfers, credit cards, etc.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: There is no record of wholesale to retailers for the current product. Some of the KURAMAE model product lines have been purchased by companies and shops in the Kuramae area.
Overseas: -

SDGs initiativesOur main focus is on planning and selling products in collaboration with welfare offices and companies employing people with disabilities, as well as coffee (fair trade, organic and pesticide-free) that supports the country of origin. It also operates and promotes the KURAMAE model, in which welfare workshops process previously discarded resources as upcycled raw materials throughout Kuramae, and we are working on upcycling the resources lying in the region.

Company profileen-no-ki Co., Ltd
2-15-20 Misuji, Taitou-ku, Tokyo 1110055, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Food, feed and beverage manufacturing industry
Capital:JPY5,000,000
Number of employees:4

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General/Household goods

  • Upcycle
  • Enviroment certification
  • Free from toxic

Environmentally friendly eco-silk made from secondary silk thread

YUITO Co., Ltd

Ooharu, Amagun, Aichi
Introduced by Seto Shinkin Bank

Product nameECO SILK MELANGE 5TOE SOCKS

Ethical contribution for SDGs The product is upcycled by using Neusilk(Ecosilk), a short fiber made from recycled byproducts such as damaged cocoons. Because our concept is to reduce the impact on the earth as much as possible, we also use paper containing non-wood pulp made from bamboo, vegetable ink, and FSC® certified paper.

Features of products and servicesThe unevenness of the fibers gives it a different look than silk, which is uniform and glossy, giving it a casual and interesting feel. It has excellent moisture absorption and heat retention properties, and the more you wash it, the more fluffy and soft it becomes. We recommend it as an everyday-use silk that can be used in a variety of situations.

Target business industry and applicationRetail stores(domestic and overseas), department stores, corss-border Ec, etc.

Expected business partnerWe would like to sell overseas via direct sales/agents/distributor.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: JR Takashimaya in Nagoya(managed by JR Tokai Takashimaya Co.,Ltd.), minne, Creema
Overseas: Singapore, Taiwan, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Greece

SDGs initiativesOur company supports SDGs and is actively working on them.
Specific initiatives includes:
① Use of NeuSilk (eco silk),
②Paper made from non-wood pulp blended with bamboo,
③ Use of vegetable ink, ④Efforts to eliminate plastic materials,
⑤ Green Action (activities to increase greenery),
⑥ Use of paper certified uner the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC® )forest certification system, and
⑦ Use of bags made from certified biomass material (rice bran) and reusable materials for wrapping.

Company profileYUITO Co., Ltd
198-2 Sanbongi Yakata, Ooharu, Amagun, Aichi 4901142, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Planning, manufacturing and sales of knit products
Capital:JPY10,000,000
Number of employees:3

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General/Household goods

  • CO2 reduction
  • Recycle
  • Upcycle
  • Local product
  • Regional collaboration products

A bag is born from kitchen trash!

MANYSIDE C

Adachi-ku, Tokyo
Introduced by The Tokyo Higashi Shinkin Bank

Product nameMILK CARTON BAG

Ethical contribution for SDGs Until "MILK CARTON BAG" is created, we involve consumers and create jobs and products using only waste materials in the supply chain from 1 to 5 below.
1)Garbage from consumers ⇒2)Collection (reducing garbage)⇒3)Social welfare corporation continued employment A/B type work request ⇒4)Design and production of products with bag factory technology ⇒5)Buyer ⇒6)Retail store sales ⇒1)Consumer

Features of products and servicesMilk carton that would be thrown away as kitchen garbage are upcycled and designed to:
1)Reduce waste, 2)Contribute to continuing employment for people with disabilities, 3)Make maximum use of waste materials, 4)Collaborate with local products, 5)Ethical products with consumer participation

Target business industry and applicationRetail and select stores

Expected business partnerCompanies that can participate in the process of making the "MILK CARTON BAG", such as collecting, or developing new products, etc., together.

Track record of transactionsDomestic: -
Overseas: Singapore "Supermama" museum shop at National Museum of Singapore
* The bag has received high praise for its design at the musemu shop.

SDGs initiativesThe company's original products include "earth-friendly bags" made of Japanese paper "Washi". This bag is a paper cloth bag made from cloth woven from Japanese paper "Washi" thread. In order to create ethical products, we develop and sell durable, washable, and long-lasting paper products made of perennial plants that contribute to CO2 emissions reduction.
And for this time, we took on a new challenge to update new product using waste materials. We created 3R tote bags and sacoche made from used milk cartons that look like tanned leather. During processing process, kitchen waste is transformed into new materials and recycled without using new resources. The use of milk cartons also maintains the waterproof function of the product.

Company profileMANYSIDE C
1F 23rd Arai Building, 4-27-8, Minamihanahata, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 1210062, JAPAN
Industry/Business field:Manufacture and sales of bags, cases, etc.
Capital:JPY3,000,000
Number of employees:2

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