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Challenging New Ventures Backed by Long Experience and Know-how

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Branding activities

Backed by the Company's years of experience in fabrics since its foundation and accumulated know-how, this division is in charge of proposing plans, manufacturing and marketing/selling both materials and finished products. We effectively use our monozukuri (Japanese spirit of manufacturing) in the production of textiles in factories in China and other East Asian countries. The finished textile products are sold both in Japan as well as in the U.S. and Europe through our overseas offices. The division also handles branding activities for our original brands such as TENERITA, all of which are planned and manufactured outdoor gear and fashion goods(footwear,bags,etc) . The division will continue to take on new challenges.

Introduction of business activities

Textiles
Our textile business focuses on cotton fabrics manufactured utilizing Japanese weaving and processing technologies, specializing in distinguished textiles such as stretch fabrics and high density/high grade fabrics (with high yarn count). We also provide technical assistance and advice to our overseas textile manufacturers and dye works, aiming to create a borderless, global monozukuri community.
Apparel
Our integrated OEM system spans from planning and production to distribution for children's/men's/lady's garments, bedclothes, general goods and others in partnership with our affiliate factories at home and abroad. The division also plans, manufactures and markets licensed products.
Fashin goods / Fishing goods
We deal in footwear,bags,various types of general merchandise,and fishing goods. With deep expertise we manufacture them in an overseas factory and sell it in Japan and all the countries of the world.
Direct marketing activities
We handle widely ranging fields in branding activitise. For example,
we are engaged in branding business in a wide range of genres, including "TENERITA," an organic cotton brand, "INCONTRO," which handles an import brand, "Vivienne Westwood," and other brands, and "Franche lippée," a ladies fashion brand.

Main direct marketing activities

TENERITA

To "always" be "gratifying" and "engaging." That is TENERITA's belief for an ideal life. Our mission is to deliver quality items created with great care, including those created from organic cotton certified by international standards and other natural fibers from all over the world. We propose a truly safe and comfortable lifestyle, holding a high regard for Japanese manufacturing, which places a value on production areas, such as Imabari Towels.

INCONTRO

Incontro Company, Ltd. sells unique brand-name imported products and licensed products such as Vivienne Westwood, Reinhard Plank and Simon Miller in its directly operated stores.

Franche lippée
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We sell ladies apparel under the brand name "Franche lippée", a French expression meaning “warm and hearty dishes.” The brand has been selling highly popular clothing for ladies. It produces unparalleled, unique clothing with meticulous attention to detail, which brings attention and pleasure to the wearer with its distinctive personality.

FLANDERS LINEN

Our original brand "Flanders Linen Premium" is strictly selected linens harvested in the Flanders region, which extends to France, Belgium, and Netherlands. With the traditional techniques passed down from ancient times, high-quality linen fabrics are produced.

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Creating Joy and Excitement of fishing

Fishing is always one of the best outdoor sports in all over the world. Our mission is to create joy and excitement of fishing by dealing with outstanding fishing products throughout the world.
Rod component maker “FUJI” has the best quality and technology for rod components. We have been acting their exclusive export agent for more than 40 years, sending FUJI products throughout the world. FUJI rod components have always brought innovation to the industry, taking over 80% shares in high-end rod market. We have over 200 customers throughout the world. Meanwhile, Japan is the tip end market for lure fishing due to the design quality and brand lineup. We check our market trend and send the best product to the world, believing the possibility of joy and excitement of fishing.