Expanding and Improving Value Chains from a Global Perspective
ITOCHU has production functions (both in Japan and overseas) that can support all kinds of garments, from men’s and ladies’ fashion through to casual clothing, sportswear and underwear as well as uniforms and work clothes. We are evolving from an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) business that is only engaged in manufacturing into an original design manufacturing (ODM) business covering everything from product development through to production. We take advantage of our abundant experience to develop businesses that cater to a diverse range of needs by doing everything from proposing materials and planning products through to sewing and distributing garments. At the same time, through close collaboration with our partners in Japan and overseas, we aim to capitalize on our unique comprehensive capabilities as a textile company to provide premium-quality, high-value-added products and services.
As well as boasting a broad range of apparel sales channels, including apparel manufacturers, department stores, boutique stores, SPA-type retailers, volume sellers, and mail-order sales, ITOCHU offers a full range of other fashion-related items such as bags, shoes, and accessories.
In the future, we will strengthen our businesses in China, which is enjoying marked growth, and in other Asian countries, and we will expand and enhance our value chains with our sights set not only on Japan but on the global market.