Since 1973, Izawa towel has been producing towels with the end user in mind.
In 1970 we started our business in a small office in Osaka – a textile and merchant’s city.
We have been expanding to Tokyo and overseas ever since.
Founder Masayoshi Izawa’s words remain as our main philosophy:
“Put yourself in your customer’s shoes when developing a new product and do not afraid to think outside of the box.”
”On-site inspection and oversight is critical in product development.”
“Actively explore opportunities overseas”
|1970||October||Izawa Towel founded by Masayoshi Izawa in Sumiyoshi, Osaka
Although most towel companies went after the gift-giving market,
Izawa focused his business on household towels.
|1971||March||Established head office in Sumiyoshi, Osaka.|
|April||Izawa Towel incorporated|
|1981||May||Established satellite office in Tokyo|
|1985||May||Overseas production began|
|Established Intercraft Trading Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary|
|1997||April||Shoji Izawa appointed CEO|
|1998||April||Tokyo satellite office moved to Minato-ku to strengthen sales force|
|November||Established a centralized product center in Kaizuka, Osaka|
|2001||January||Established a business relationship with an influential Chinese factory|
|2005||September||Established Towel Lab and its laboratory team
Conduct research on quality and function as well as end-user survey and monitoring. Results are put into a database and analyzed to impact product development.
Our effort has been proven in improved customer satisfaction.
|2010||July||Expanded Tokyo office to gain more business in metropolitan Tokyo|
|2012||December||Changed the Tokyo office to Tokyo branch
– relocated to bigger space and continue to focus on business in metropolitan Tokyo
|2013||April||Relocate Central product center to Kishiwada city|
|2016||April||Collaborate with Shinshu university and launched Izawa Towel Technology Lab
within their textile department.
|June||Established Izawa Textile Co. Ltd. in Hong Kong.|
|2017||May||Established Tokyo Office Building in Shibuya|