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Why Wasoukan chose to set up in the UK

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Mr Ikeda, President of Wasoukan and Ms Tanaka, Head of UK Operations

Wasoukan is a 10 year old Japanese retailer specialising in traditional kimono clothing, with four stores across Japan. This December, Wasoukan will open their first European flagship store and headquarters in Notting Hill, with aims to open a further 10-15 …

Architecture, animation, apparel - a GREAT week in Mexico

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The UKTI Mexico team is currently getting ready for its big event of the year. Mexico is one of the 10 countries around the world selected to implement the GREAT campaign with extra funding in 2013/14. The GREAT campaign showcases …

Making your exports thrive in markets hungry for British style

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Jim Pickles, UKTI’s newest adviser, shares his experiences of the industry and his hopes for London’s overseas fashion sales September’s London Fashion Week is nearly upon us and will provide those in the fashion industry with an ideal opportunity to …