Epson to Participate in Sustainable Brands 2021 Yokohama

- Showcasing sustainability in the fashion and apparel industry -

- TOKYO, Japan, February 17, 2021 -

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") will participate in Sustainable Brands 2021 Yokohama ("SB'21 Yokohama"), a hybrid international conference that is to be held both online and at the Pacifico Yokohama North on February 24 and 25. At this year's event, Epson will showcase its efforts to enhance sustainability in the fashion and apparel industry.

SB'21 Yokohama will be the fourth time Epson has featured at a Sustainable Brands conference. At the same time as the Yokohama event, SB’21 Asia-Pacific, the first multilateral conference, will be held in Korea, Malaysia and Thailand. Those conferences provide participants with an opportunity to highlight their sustainability efforts with the aim of building corporate recognition and promoting engagement.

Epson will participate in three programs at SB'21 Yokohama.

1. Plenary Session (plenary 1-7)

Director, Managing Executive Officer, and General Administrative Manager, Sustainability Promotion Office, Tatsuaki Seki will give a speech entitled "Toward the realization of a sustainable society".

2. Breakout Session (E1-1)

Panelists including a designer, and representatives from a retailer, a printing company and Epson will discuss from their various perspectives on the theme of, "Achieving a sustainable textile market with inkjet printing."

3. Activation Hub

In the Activation Hub, Epson will demonstrate its collaboration with Japanese designer Aguri Sagimori, showing her latest sustainable fashion printed using Epson inkjets. You can see some of her work in this video after February 24.

Epson's goal is to be an indispensable company, one that is committed to openness, customer satisfaction and sustainability. We tackle customer needs, address societal challenges, and create unique environmental value through our business activities with the aim of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and creating a better and more sustainable future.


SB'21 Yokohama official website

Epson's CSR and environmental initiatives

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion.