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Japan fashion industry gets set for green makeover

Digital technology seen as key in push to sustainability

Digital textile printing company Kornit is targeting the fashion industry's massive water usage by offering a way to produce clothes without dyeing fabric. (Photo courtesy of the company)

TOKYO -- Japan's fashion industry looks set for a green makeover as its companies turn to recycled materials and slash the amount of water they use to churn out clothes and accessories.

The fashion sector is often ranked as the world's second most polluting industry, sucking up water for processes like dyeing and generating waste such as unused fabric.

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