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Membership Information

The fashion industry is the second largest environmental polluter in the world, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the challenge is how to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

In order to solve this problem, textile production, manufacturing, collection, sorting, recycling, and reuse, in other words, the recycling of textiles, is key in this situation.

In order to reconsider what happens to “clothing” after it is consumed, the Association will focus on natural fibers and cooperate with local communities to collect and sort them, reuse them as products in various ways, and finally return them to the soil to grow plants, with the aim of achieving a sustainable society through a wide range of recycling activities.

We hope that you will take this opportunity to consider joining our association and look forward to your support and cooperation.

Membership admission guidelines

Membership Program

Organization Name Natural Fiber Recycling International Association
Establishment 2021/10
Address 3-18-22 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Okinawa Office 2-7-11-2F Akamine, Naha City, Okinawa 901-0154, Japan
Contact address TEL 03-6821-1925

Association Overview

The International Association for the Circulation of Natural Fibers was established in October 2021 with the aim of creating a sustainable society by circulating natural fibers.

The realization of a sustainable recycling society cannot be achieved by individuals or companies, but requires the cooperation of a wide range of people.

To this end, NICO will connect individuals, businesses, and local governments in local communities to undertake a variety of initiatives.

The following activities are part and parcel of that effort.

How to Join

Register as a member who agrees with the purpose of the association’s activities and the projects based on them, and who supports and participates in them, by filling out the membership application form.

After the Board of Directors’ review, the applicant shall pay the annual membership fee for one year to the account provided by the Secretariat.

[Membership Type]
Regular Members/Supporting Members” are for companies, etc. 

Regional Circulation Partners” are educational institutions, local governments, regional organizations, etc.

Membership fee

Membership fees shall be paid in advance for one year, and shall be due in November of each subsequent year.

However, if a member joins in the middle of a fiscal year, the annual membership fee for the following October shall be paid at the time of admission, calculated on a monthly basis, and the annual membership fee for the following year shall be paid in November of each year.

The annual membership fee for each member shall be as follows

Regular member: 50,000 yen (1 unit), Supporting member: 10,000 yen (1 unit)

Once the membership fee has been paid, it is not refundable for any reason.

The same shall apply to unpaid dues in the event that a member withdraws from membership in the middle of the year.


Regular members, supporting members, and regional circulation partners are entitled to the following privileges.

【For all members】
・NICO will send information on initiatives and events promoted by NICO, as well as information on member initiatives related to the circulation of natural materials.

【For regular members only】
・Your opinions will be considered and used as reference for NICO’s initiatives exchanged between other members.

・Members can participate in the efforts of circulation and can use the MISHOP logo in their efforts.
The use of a logo can be used to communicate recycling efforts to target customers in an easy-to-understand manner (separate logo regulations apply).

Application for membership

Please click the button below to fill out the membership application form.

After screening, you will be admitted to the association.