Manufacturing that Brings People and
Communities into the Future.
Our goal is transmission of sewing technology, development of local manufacturing and enrichment of communities. We produce required items in appropriate volume, avoiding excess inventory and continuing to pursue high quality, made in Japan garment manufacturing without reliance on overseas supply chains.

Japan has a unique culture of clothing, based on the kimono, a single length of fabric, painstakingly tailored for the ultimate in wearing comfort. Inheriting those skills and spirit, we’re forging a new culture. We’re taking manufacturing into a future made possible by sustainability.

At MARUCHO, we have identified our own set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in keeping with global goals adopted by the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015.



Technological innovation for the next generation
We continually invest in research and development of new garment manufacturing technology. With a garment manufacturing self-sufficiency ratio of less than 2.4%, Japan needs initiatives to revitalize our industry for the benefit of generations to come.

SMART FACTORY initiatives
To reduce overstocking and disposal of excess inventory, we are expanding our capacity for multiproduct small-lot production, aiming to establish optimum timing, optimum product mix and optimum production volume.

Apparel 3DCAD
Apparel 3DCAD technology facilitates reduction of sample production costs, shortens development lead time and minimizes potential manufacturing losses.

Transparency and traceability
Products are tracked with original tags, specifying the factory, the operator, and the production region, with QR codes used to inform consumers of product details.

Participation in Circular Cotton Factory project
Cutting scraps and used clothing are collected in local communities for processing into recycled cotton paper which can be used for postcards, greeting cards and packaging.

Organization of community-based workshops
Workshops are organized in local communities, teaching ways to remake cutting scraps and used clothing into accessories, T-shirts and other useful items.