This article showcases our top picks for the best Japan based Fashion companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Fashion industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Japan Fashion Companies
Neural Pocket provides Smart City related services for commercial buildings and urban spaces utilizing AI enabled image recognition technology. The company focuses on business development and co-creation serve its clients.
Other applications include solutions for digitalization of factories, warehouses, parking lots and retail stores.. .
FABRIC TOKYO is a Japanese startup provides a direct-to-consumer custom-made apparel brand. (former-company name Lifestyle Design Co., Ltd.).
It enables customers to save their sizes, idea fabrics, and favorite designs, allowing them to make their original clothing later. FABRIC TOKYO was founded in 2012 by Yuichiro Mori and is based in Tokyo, Japan..
Inagora operates Wandou, a Chinese-language e-tailer with some 3 million users. The site boasts around 40,000 offerings, with a focus on cosmetics, clothing and foods from brands.
Source: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Deals/Itochu-gets-serious-about-selling-Japanese-goods-online-in-China. .
Valuence Holdings Inc
Valuence Holdings Inc formerly known as SOU Inc, is a company which purchase and sell branded products, precious metals, antiques.
AppBrew develops LIPS, a mobile application for users to share and read real reviews on cosmetics, nail care, personal care, etc.
Active SONAR .Inc
Active SONAR .Inc is a subscription e-commerce company for the Japanese market. It offers RECLO and FLIP, e-commerce applications.
Active SONAR .Inc was founded in November 2012 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.. .
sitateru is a tailor-controlled system of clothing production that works with clothing companies in order to facilitate clothing needs.
AI Silk are innovative conductive fibers produced with a dyeing technique. By using natural silk and giving conductivity to the fiber itself, They have succeeded in producing electrodes that reduce some of the risks and challenges of conventional medical electrodes, which can cause discomfort, skin and in vivo inflammation, and measurement failure due to sweat or other elements.
Their brand, AI Silk, is a new material that has strong and diverse application potential, even beyond the health / medical field.. .
Jenio is a creative & Low Price Japanese Fashion Global Webstore. Jenio is Optimal development team for building artificial intelligence.
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Crunch Style is a flower subscription service that makes it easy to make a flowery life.
SOLAIRO is an online customer service solution that provides the best purchasing experience for online visitors.
Les Trois Graces
Les Trois Graces operates its business centered on three divisions: the apparel business, the food business, and the entertainment business
Eco-Pork is a co – creation solution solution farm that supports farmers’ food productivity improvement.
BLAST, Inc. operates as a media company.
BLAST, Inc. produce news and interviews on topics like career, fashion, lifestyle, and social justice issues..
Closet allows users to take pictures of the clothes in their closets and mix and match outfits using the clothes of other users.
TOPLOG is a fashion media app that takes advantage of the convenience of a smartphone .
Apparel-Web provides IT support and marketing support for the apparel and fashion industry. Its services include web marketing and access analysis, web production, web promotion, and Chosa.
The company is driven by a mission to innovate the Japanese fashion industry, focusing on WEB marketing specializing in the apparel and fashion industry.. .
DeepValley is a fashion tech company that aims to develop and implement IT strategies specialized in the apparel industry.
Spica Inc. operates Nailbook, a photo-sharing service that offers a wide range of photos of nail art designs.
It was founded in April 2014 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.. .
QUEUE is a sales of diamond jewelry,bridal business and Operation of original EC site & real showroom.
ATLAB, a tech company, provides services and products with an innovative approach that focuses on the field of Robotic Process Automation. It uses machine learning, IoT, AI, and AR/VR technologies.
Its technology is used in the fashion industry. Its services include EC comprehensive consulting business, EC comprehensive management service business, and system development business.
It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Minami, Tokyo, Japan.. .
LikePay is a marketing company that specializes in broad advertising, reliable reviews, advertisements that definitely work.
Motherplus is a new initiative with companies and organizations that uses mom’s voice in product development and services.
ANAP Lab provides machine learning, IoT, AI, and AR / VR technologies for fashion industry.
Shiseido was founded in 1872 as the first Western-style pharmacy in Japan. The business gradually evolved into a cosmetics company, offering people the most advanced technology and the finest aesthetics available in the East or the West.
Now known globally as the premier cosmetics company with roots in Japan, the name Shiseido has come to represent the world’s highest standards of quality. Shiseido’s global selection of skincare, makeup and fragrance includes a high-performance category for special skincare, and a brightening line.
Shiseido also offers body care, suncare and a skincare line for men. Fiercely contemporary and innovative after over 140 years in business, Shiseido group brands are now sold in over 120 countries and regions..
Piece to Peace
Piece to Peace is Operating a platform where individuals who want to learn and experience in all fields
IROYA is an apparel IT venture company that aims to create a new market in the world by connecting consumers.
GRAVII is a delivery company that specializes in the fields of fashion and transportation. It offers a web-based platform that allows its users to order and purchase clothes online, its platform utilizes footwear, lady’s wear, and men’s wear.
The company was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.. .
Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm that does seed, early stage venture, later stage venture, and private equity investments. It is focused primarily on companies engaged in developing mobile software and enterprise software.
It is known as one of the highest-caliber venture firms, and one of Silicon Valley’s most influential venture-capital firms by Wall Street Journal. It invests between 100,000 and $1 million in seed stage, between $1 million and $10 million in early stage, and between $10 million and $100 million in growth stage.
Sequoia Capital has funded an unprecedented number of successful companies including Google, Yahoo, Paypal, Electronic Arts, NVIDIA, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Apple, YouTube, Admob and Zappos. It estimates that 19% of the NASDAQ’s value is made up of firms they have funded.
Sequoia Capital was established in November, 1972, based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Don Valentine.
Currently it has offices in the U.S., China, India, and Israel.. .
Casio is a multinational consumer electronics company that offers calculators, mobile phones, cameras, musical instruments, watches, electronic keyboards, digital diaries, electronic games, film cameras, illuminators, portable televisions, cash registers, and more . It also provides DJ products, such as XW-DJ1 DJ controllers and XW-PD1 groove centers for dance music fans to create, mix, and play or produce their favorite tracks.
Casio was founded by Tadao Kashio in April 1946 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.. .
At Ho-O we are focused on assisting others and business to look at new and innovative ways. We are interested to hear about your business and what are your aims and your product or services, and how we can unite with you and partner your ideas to expand on what you have to offer.
This may mean a new way or approach a new market, a revamping of your products or services or even exploring new countries or entry into a business culture not familiar to you.. .
JINS is a Tokyo-based eyewear company dedicated to helping customers magnify life’s unique moments and incredible stories. In 2015, JINS will debut for the first time in the U.S.
They mix quality, style, speed, and ground-breaking innovation to bring people accessible eyewear for all of life’s adventures, wherever they may lead.. .
Wacoal is known for designing exceptional lingerie that combines great fit and function with beautiful design. Wacoal provides exemplary service which contributes to lasting consumer trust and confidence.
Our quality materials, meticulous attention to fit, superior technology and beautiful design provides a superlative wearing experience of great comfort, support, and longevity. Helping women to look and feel their best has always been our mission.
Our wearers are passionately loyal and once they discover the advantages of choosing Wacoal they rarely wear anything but Wacoal. Because of this, Wacoal has become the leading bra brand in many fine department and specialty stores..
Comme des Garcons
Comme des Garçons is a Japanese fashion label founded by and headed by Rei Kawakubo. It is based in Tokyo and also in the Place Vendôme in Paris, the city in which they show their main collections during Paris Fashion Week and Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
The Japanese flagship store is in Aoyama, Tokyo’s high fashion district. The company also has concept stores Trading Museum Comme des Garçons and 10 Corso Como Comme des Garçons in Tokyo, and stores in Kyoto, Osaka, and Fukuoka.
Worldwide they have traditional Comme des Garçons stores in Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré in Paris and on West 22nd Street in New York City, as well as stores in Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok, Seoul, Singapore, Melbourne, and Manila. Since 2004, Comme des Garçons has developed a market-based department store concept, stocking its main collections, its other brands, such as Shirt, Play, and a wide range of international designers.
Its original market store, called Dover Street Market, is in London. In 2010, the company opened I.T Beijing Market Comme des Garçons, which was followed by a new market store in Ginza, Tokyo, in 2012 and New York City in 2013, as well as Berlin and Los Angeles more recently..
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Snow Peak is a brand manufacturer that proposes a lifestyle that is nature-oriented, such as camping, mountaineering, and natural life. Its products are designed to function reliably in the field and to last for years to come.
The company was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Sanjo, Niigata.. .
Adastria is a Tokyo-based multi-brand apparel company. It operates 1,358 retail stores in Japan and 108 stores overseas.
Adastria owns 21 brands including apparel, lifestyle and restaurant businesses.. .
C.R.E.A.M was established with e-commerce as the main distribution channel. CREAM has been growing steadily through excellent designing capability reflecting customer preferences and very detail site management.
It has four product categories consisting of women party dress, yukata, suit, Santa costume, targeting the occasion needs.. .
Psychic VR Lab
Psychic VR Lab is a startup company that handles fashion VR and MR shopping service STYLY.
Golf Digest Online
Golf digest online is an online golf store that provides service to Japan, and sells golf gear, apparel, and accessories.
Since the establishment of Ikebukuro PARCO in 1969, they have actively sought to showcase cultural activities, primarily in fashion, but also in music, art, and drama, and have brought a splash of color to consumer culture. These initiatives have helped establish PARCO as a creative space and have attracted a great number of people with novel talents, enlarging a circle of creativity that is leading to the creation of the next cultural movement.
In April 2014, they developed the PARCO Group 2020 Long-term Vision. As part of that vision, as a company that consistently creates new added value and responds to changes in the times and in social trends, they will strive to be designers of unique offerings for 24/7 urban life and creative drivers of urban evolution to achieve their goal of being a business group that prospers in urban markets..
Styler is a New retail platform planning, development and operation of Own media company.
LIFESTYLE ACCENT INC.
LIFESTYLE ACCENT is a Japan-based online store that provides a wide range of gifts, clothes, and accessories for men, women, and kids.
zoolook is Asia’s first smartphone application for the fashion photo sharing community. The zoolook app is completely free and is available for download in the iTunes App Store.
zoolook is targeting young fashion lovers who enjoy their daily lifestyles with smartphones in their palms. With zoolook, users can take cool fashion snapshots, apply a variety of filters, tag what they’re wearing, and participate in fashion contests.
zoolook is a solution for the fashionista’s burning curiosities and passion for fashion. By tagging their looks, people can easily organize their personal lookbook and retrieve their favorite styles easily, or they can browse other zoolook people looking for the same styles, brands, or colors.
At zoolook, login and sharing is simple. Users can log in with accounts from major SNS, and with a simple tap they can post their favorite snapshots to Twitter or Facebook.
To invite friends is just as easy! With zoolook, fashion becomes social.. .
CarterJMRN (Japan Market Resource Network)
CarterJMRN is a Japan-based consulting firm with offices in Tokyo and Osaka. CarterJMRN is a full-service quantitative and qualitative market research firm, offering a full line of market research solutions.
Our quantitive team can gather data from Japanese consumers to identify major trends and unique insights from thousands of Japanese consumers. Our qualitative team carries out both traditional research: focus groups, in-depth interviews, in-home ethnography, online communities, shop-alongs, secret shopping as well as more innovative projects: eye-tracking, semiotics analysis, sensory research and analysis, co-creation workshops, etc..
RiLi is a media and community company that proposes “ options that give you your own style ”. Based on a community where users with similar interests and interests gather, we create a new media form that provides optimal content.
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