Sustainability

Actions to Contribute


to the Development of Sustainable Society

We, I-ne, are striving to lessen the environmental burden while ensuring our business activities remain efficient, so that we can do our bit to preserve the global environment and realize a sustainable society.

Live With Plants:
BOTANIST Activities

Since July 2017, the BOTANIST brand has been donating to the Save the Orangutan Forest Restoration Project in Indonesia, which is run by the forest conservation organization “More Trees.”


More Trees is a forest conservation organization that was established by the Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto as its main promoter. It runs various initiatives centering on the key theme of “connecting cities and forests,” with the aim of realizing a society where forests and people can continually coexist.

At BOTANIST Tokyo, our flagship store, we have put a More Trees donation box for customers who may also like to donate to the organization.

Creating a New Employment Model

VEDAINK is engaged in the overall secondary processing of textile products, including printing of T-shirts. First started this business in own factory in Daikoku-cho, Osaka, we are now located in Nakanoshima to expand the workshop. Our specialist staff dedicated to printing processing stay informed of the latest news and are repeatedly taking on challenges, to realize unlimited, creative expressions.

Furthermore, we have an aim of creating a new employment model in Japan. VEDAINK offers a workplace in which the individuals with and without disability can mutually recognize their individualities and demonstrate their abilities.

Sustainable Development Goals

Through our corporate activities, I-ne is contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted in the United Nations in September 2015.

Achieve Gender Equality• 40.5% of managers are women (as of Sep.2017)
• Short-time work system
• Childcare leave system
• Setting up childcare spaces
Create an Employment Model for Persons With DisabilitiesVEDAINK

Make Products More Eco-Friendly• Abolition of use of plastic straws at BOTANIST Tokyo

Promote the Use of “Green” Paper• Use eco-friendly paper for all promotional materials (leaflets, brochures, and sample mounts) handed out to BOTANIST customers.