Though the textile industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has resulted in some interesting shifts in related businesses, notably a focus on more sustainable practices, including responsible consumption and production.

For nearly 80 years, Komatsu Matere has been developing new textiles and dyeing processes for numerous industries, from automobile upholstery to designer labels.

With such varied manufacturing comes inevitable quantities of leftover and cut-off fabric, something the company is addressing with mate-mono, its own brand of upcycled textile and minimum-waste goods.