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SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

Sakae Lace Group's activities toward the realization of a sustainable society.


Sakae Lace Group supports Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The Sakae Lace Group is dedicated to enriching people’s lives and contributing to society through its Leavers Lace products.

The global environment has become increasingly complex in recent years.  We, the Sakae Lace Group, have come face to face with multiple problems that must be solved before a sustainable society could be achieved. 

We consider sustainability one of its most important management concerns and will continue to actively introduce a variety of initiatives so as to help create a sustainable society. 

The Group appreciates your kind understanding and calls for your continued support to our business. 

Sakae Lace Co.,Ltd.
President   Tetsuya Sawamura  


About SDGs?

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of international objectives that are part of the United Nations’ “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” unanimously adopted by the member states of the UN summit in September 2015 with the goal of creating a more sustainable and better world by 2030. Comprising 17 goals and 169 targets, the agenda pledges that no one in the world will be left behind.

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Our Environmental Initiatives

  • Plant wastewater treatment

    We use advanced wastewater treatment to reduce wastewater discharge to less than half the discharge standard. We are also examining how to recycle wastewater in the future.

  • Using recycled materials

    Sakae Lace Group has got Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification. We manufacture lace with environmentally-friendly materials.

  • Using environmentally-friendly materials

    Sakae Lace Group manufactures lace by using organic cotton, recycled and bio-based fibers, materials that bring low environmental impact.

    Organic cotton is an environmentally-friendly fiber that is grown without using pesticides or insecticides and prevent soil pollution.

    Recycled and bio-based fibers, such as rayon and cupra, are plant-based synthetic fibers that are close to natural fibers.


    They are biodegradable, meaning that they can be decomposed and returned to the soil by microorganisms that exist in the nature, and are thus eco-friendly.   

    Stoles of our prestigious brand (LeLaSa) also made of organic cotton and recycled fibers.

  • Reducing CO2 emissions

    We use abundant greenReducing CO2 emissions

     energy to power our plants. (Biomass energy and solar energy)

  • Reducing electricity use

    We are in the process of changing over our lighting to LEDs. We aim to have 100% LED lighting by 2025.

    Achievement rate: Japan - 100%, China - 93%, Thailand - 92%

  • Utilization of solar power generation

    THAI SAKAE LACE,MAESOT SAKAE LACE has installed solar power generation and started operating it.

    We will work on reducing CO2 emissions by using renewable energy.

  • Using electric vehicles

    We are switching our company vehicles to EVs to reduce usage of gasoline, thereby reducing CO2 emissions.


Our Manufacture and Product Initiatives

  • Using more water-efficient dyeing machines

    We introduced new water-efficient dyeing machines to reduce usage of water and chemicals in dyeing.

  • Managing chemicals

    We use non-hazardous chemicals to ensure safe products.

    We use ZDHC- and Bluesign-approved chemicals wherever possible.

  • Thorough product quality control

    Sakae Lace Group has received ISO 9001 and OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certification. We continue to strive for improving customersatisfaction.

  • Collaboration at our three locations

    We are committed to improving our technology, sharing information, and ensuring safe and secure manufacturing together at all of our locations.


Personnel Initiatives

  • Promoting workplaces free of gender discrimination

    We have eliminated differences in pay between men and women.

    Promotion to managerial positions is also based on performance.

  • Valuing the health of our employees

    We cover the cost of annual medical checkups and health examinations for all our employees.

    We also provide safe drinking water and food.

  • Promoting education in the community

    We made annual donation to local schools to support education.