MORIYAMA, Japan, July 29, 2020
Emblazoned with bright "Wagara" prints to Japanese schools in 6 countries
Promoting Japanese culture globally while joining in the fight against COVID-19
MORIYAMA, Japan, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DAVID LAYER, a COLOR Inc. custom suits brand located in Moriyama, Shiga Prefecture (CEO: Tomohiko Banno), donated some 1,000 original design facemasks to Japanese schools in 6 countries around the world. By joining in the fight against COVID-19, these masks have transitioned the Japanese traditional "Wagara" patterns into everyday fashion. DAVID LAYER shipped the masks to the students and staff of Japanese schools in France, England, Spain and Italy, in that order, taking into consideration the current shipping restrictions.
While most areas in Japan have, in large measure, won the battle against COVID-19, the virus remains a tremendous threat in many countries and regions. As the world adapts to a new "post-Corona" lifestyle, people kept asking themselves, in what way could they make a contribution to society. The company communicated with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, who authorised them to send their original face masks to Japanese schools in 6 countries (New Jersey, USA/ Milan, Italy/ Paris, France/ Madrid, Spain/ Melbourne, Australia/ London, UK). The CEO graduated from a university in Melbourne where he was hosted by local families, so he is particularly elated to give back to the community.
The company's deep desire is to see children smiling and looking forward to the future. This is why, in the past, they donated some 1,000 face masks to Mononobe Primary School in Moriyama, which Tomohiko Banno, CEO, and Akihiro Banno, director, both attended.
They would love to see all the children who receive these masks grow up and become strong leaders. Even while spending time abroad, they hope that the children remember their home and be proud of Japanese culture by wearing these Wagara print masks. https://www.david-layer.com/
In addition to tailored suits, DAVID LAYER produces a lineup of fashion items for different occasions, including custom-made shirts. They select from more than 12,000 types of fabric that are used for the front and backing of suits and shirts. For the masks they handpicked pieces of linen, cotton and stretchy denim, considering functionality as a mask such as good air filtering and comfort on the skin, as well as fashionability and fun for the kids, with traditional prints from their home country.
The masks come in three sizes (small, medium and large) to accommodate growing children in primary school, as well as the teachers and staff who support them. The gauze lining ensures that the masks will be long lasting in addition to being easy to launder.
COLOR Inc.'s global vision
This donation of these original design face masks by COLOR Inc. is a contribution to the effort to control the spread of COVID-19. It is also part of their corporate efforts to meeting the SDGs.
- COLOR Inc.'s SDG efforts
The business is based in Moriyama, Shiga Prefecture, where Tomohiko Banno, the CEO, and his brother and business partner, Akihiro Banno, grew up. Their passion is to invent new possibilities for tailored suits and local businesses in Shiga and to showcase them to the rest of the world.