Reduce environmental impact to a minimum.
Develop regenerative businesses.


Corporate Philosophy

To breathe new life into clothing that has once served its purpose.

Everyday, Nippon Fiber receives approximately 50 tons of clothing. All of them have left the hands of their buyers and have completed their roles. However, if you carefully sort through each piece of clothing,Not to mention those that are still in good enough condition to be worn as clothing, By processing and changing their shapes, they create new value. Today,our products are being shipped to many users with a new "life"breathed into them.

Social Contributions
Business Dominance

We are one of the leading companies in the country in establishing 100% recycling of used cloth.

Our unique in-house system makes it possible to recycle 100% of used fabrics in all stages of garment collection, sorting, reuse, recycling, and resource recovery. It is one of the few companies in Japan that specializes in recycling.

Business Strategy

Aim to further strengthen the domestic environment and develop business globally.

Demand for reused products exported by Nippon Textile continues to grow overseas, especially in the fast-growing economies of Southeast Asian countries. Clothing is an essential item for everyone, regardless of country or generation.
It is the most universal yet most viable recycling business. As a leader in recycling in Japan, we will continue to build a sustainable recycling environment from a global perspective.



Even before social goals such as the SDGs were proposed We feel the need to create a sustainable society, and for more than 40 years since our establishment, we have grown our business with a focus on the apparel reuse business.

Inheriting the will of his predecessor, he assumed the position of President and Representative Director in April 2023.

Our mission is We are "connecting clothes all over the world", Improvement of logistics system content to achieve this and We will continue to make every effort to develop market markets.

With the strong desire that our business will lead to a comfortable future for each and every one of you We will continue to strive for all kinds of businesses on a daily basis.

We look forward to your continued support and patronage.

CEOTatsuro Kawano

Company profile

Aiming to recycle 100% of textile and fabric products born as clothing, We are a leading company in the regeneration business that reduces environmental impact to the utmost limit.

  • Company Name
    Nippon Fiber Co.
  • Establishment
    May 1,1950
  • Founding
    May 1, 1979
  • Address
    〒831-0026 1489-1 Oaza-Mitsumaru, Okawa City, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Representative Director
    Tatsuro Kawano
  • Capital
    30,000,000 yen
  • Business

    "Reuse Business"
    Sale and overseas export of collected used clothing and operation of used clothing store Nishi Kaigan

    "Recycling Business"
    Recycled and sold as rags from collected clothing

    "Materials Business"
    The collected garments are sorted and reused as anti-fur raw materials.

    "Thermal business"
    All old fabrics and fibres from processing that are not suitable for these applications are reused as a heat source.

    In addition to the above, general cargo transportation business and industrial waste disposal business Paper manufacturing raw materials business (recycled paper)

  • Amount of sales
    Group sales 5.5 billion yen (January 2023)
    ※Kawano Shoji Co.
    ※Kawano Project Co.
    Including the above sales
  • Number of Employees
    300 (January 2023)
  • Main Banks
    • Mitsui Sumitomo Bank
    • Resona Bank
    • Fukuoka Bank
    • Nishi-Nippon City Bank
  • Nishi Kaigan
  • Recruitment site

Action plan

▶ We have established an action plan based on measures to support the development of the next generation.

In order to create an employment environment in which employees can exercise their abilities and work comfortably in harmony with their work and life, the following action plan shall be established.

Target:By March 2026, reduce overtime hours worked by all employees to less than 200 hours per person per year.


  • ●April 2021 - Analyze the causes of overtime work (company-wide and by division).
  • ●April 2022 - Analyze the results of the analysis, etc., and consider improvement measures.
  • April 2023 - Conduct training for managers to raise awareness.
  • April 2024 - Raise awareness and inform employees through internal newsletters, etc.
  • ●April 2025 - Study of problems in each department and implementation of training

▶ Assess the general business owner action plan based on the Law for the Promotion of Women's Activities as follows.

  • 1.Plan period: April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2026
  • 2.Goals and Initiatives

Objective 1 :Conduct training once a year on preventive measures against sexual harassment, etc.


  • ●April 2021 - Assess the status of consultations regarding sexual harassment, etc., and consider remedial measures according to the status of consultations.
  • ●May 2021 - Study of preventive measures in each department and implementation of training
  • ●June 2021 - Ensure that workers, including managers, are informed about available support systems and harassment prevention.

Target 2 :By March 2026, reduce overtime hours worked by all employees to less than 200 hours per person per year.


  • ●April 2021 - Analyze the causes of overtime work (company-wide and by division).
  • ●April 2022 - Improvement measures will be discussed based on the results of the analysis, etc.
  • ●April 2023 - Conducted awareness-raising training for managers.
  • ●April 2024 - Raise awareness and inform employees through internal newsletters, etc.
  • ●April 2025 - Examine problems in each department and provide training.
September 2021 - August 2022
  • ①Percentage of female workers hired 76.9%
  • ②Average overtime hours per month for workers 3.7 hours
  • ③Difference in wages between men and women
    • Regular workers60.60%
    • Nonregular workers94.00%
    • All workers67.80%

Corporate group

The following is a guide to the group companies of Nippon Fiber Co.

  • Kawano Shoji Co.
    2-61 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Japan
    Business type / Trading (export and import)
  • Kawano Project Co.
    1489-1 Oaza-Mitsumaru, Okawa City, Fukuoka, Japan
    Business type / Real estate related