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A Japanese match


The Woolmark Company is pleased to announce a two-season partnership with renowned Japanese fashion label FACETASM for the development of its Autumn/Winter 18/19 and Spring/Summer 19 wool-rich offerings, ahead of its show at Paris Men’s Collection. Both capsule collections will be Woolmark-certified.

FACETASM x The Woolmark Company (English subtitles)

The partnership marks the beginning of a long-standing relationship where The Woolmark Company will continue to work closely with and support FACETASM’s design team, which has already viewed The Woolmark Company’s sourcing guide The Wool Lab, drawing on the most innovative fabrics and yarns for the upcoming collections and connecting the design team with the wool supply chain.

FACETASM founder/designer Hiromichi Ochiai travelled to Australia with the support of The Woolmark Company to visit the source of Merino wool, experiencing wool-growing properties first-hand and gaining invaluable insight and inspiration for his future collections.

“Hiromichi Ochiai will be our first global wool ambassador from Japan - a market that remains important in terms of creativity and impeccable quality, further expanding Merino wool’s legacy beyond traditional tailoring,” said The Woolmark Company Managing Director Stuart McCullough. “This partnership deepens the relationship between the Australian wool industry and Japan’s fashion industry, with FACETASM taking the two to a global audience via its extensive range of stockists.”

FACETASM’s Autumn/Winter 18/19 Woolmark capsule collection will be unveiled in January in 2018 in Paris.

Lisa Griplas has more than ten years experience in the media and communications industry. A journalist by trade, she spent a number of years working at a daily newspaper before moving to The Woolmark Company to take up the role of Global Editor, a title she holds today.