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INDUSTRIALS | Manufacturing / Textile Manufacturing
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Investments

6

Funds

1

Partners & Customers

1

About Toyoshima & Co.

Toyoshima & Co. specializes in raw materials (cotton, wool etc.), raw fibers, textiles and garments.

Toyoshima & Co. Headquarters Location

15-15, Nishiki 2-chome Nakaku

Nagoya, 460-8671,

Japan

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Japanese apparel-makers increasingly conscious of human rights

Jan 4, 2022

Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site. If you're not sure how to activate it, please refer to this site: https://www.enable-javascript.com/ Shoppers outside a Uniqlo clothing store in Barcelona last month | BLOOMBERG Jiji Jan 4, 2022 Japanese apparel companies are strengthening their efforts to give due consideration to human rights when manufacturing clothes and other products, against the backdrop of forced labor allegations in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. The use of cotton made in the region has been facing criticism, with consumers becoming more sensitive to social issues involving the fashion industry. Observers have said that the industry is facing the challenge of tackling human rights issues in a responsible manner across its complicated supply chains ranging from raw materials to finished products. TSI Holdings Co., whose mainstay brands include “nano universe,” has already discontinued the use of Xinjiang cotton. Mizuno Corp., a comprehensive producer of sporting goods, decided to switch to the use of replacement materials. Sanyo Shokai Ltd., a long-established apparel maker, had been using Xinjiang cotton in a small number of products but decided to stop its use starting with products for spring this year. “We judged that risks of human rights abuse cannot be eliminated,” a public relations official at Sanyo Shokai said. Fast Retailing Co., which owns Uniqlo and other clothing brands, aims to establish a system that allows the company to investigate whether there are risks of forced labor throughout the manufacturing process, including the procurement of raw materials. Some Japanese apparel companies moved to adopt the policy of attaching importance to human rights as they were met by hard stares from consumers and investors domestically and internationally. At the time of the deadly 2013 collapse of a garment factory building in Bangladesh, poor working conditions at the factory were highlighted as being problematic and led to strong criticism of apparel companies. The tendency of apparel-makers to come under public scrutiny has been reinforced by the suspected forced labor in Xinjiang, a major cotton-producing region. However, observers said that it is difficult to rule on the legality of the entire process of manufacturing cotton products, which involves a number of stages, including cotton cultivation, spinning and sewing. “There are limitations in attempts to completely eliminate” the use of Xinjiang cotton, an official from one apparel company said. In the meantime, efforts to give consideration to human rights have spread to entities having business ties with apparel companies. Textile maker Teijin Ltd. conducts annual surveys on its business partners in and outside Japan to find out whether there are problems such as child labor. The company has clarified its stance of not becoming involved in human rights abuse, conducting related audits in cooperation with nongovernmental organizations. Toyoshima & Co., a textile trader based in Nagoya, sells organic cotton made in Turkey, whose entire production process is managed by the company, from farmland to spinning. “We can offer the benefits of safe and secure products” as all producers involved can be specified under the management system, a Toyoshima official said. In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever. By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

Toyoshima & Co. Investments

6 Investments

Toyoshima & Co. has made 6 investments. Their latest investment was in Trade Waltz as part of their Corporate Minority on August 8, 2022.

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Toyoshima & Co. Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/30/2022

Corporate Minority

Trade Waltz

$6.49M

Yes

1

3/31/2022

Series C

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10

2/1/2022

Series C

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$99M

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10

4/10/2020

Corporate Minority - III

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$99M

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10

6/20/2018

Unattributed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

8/30/2022

3/31/2022

2/1/2022

4/10/2020

6/20/2018

Round

Corporate Minority

Series C

Series C

Corporate Minority - III

Unattributed VC

Company

Trade Waltz

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$6.49M

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Toyoshima & Co. Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Toyoshima & Co. acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Virtusize on June 20, 2018.

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Investment Stage

Companies

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Total Funding

Note

Sources

6/20/2018

Other

$99M

$4.26M

Acq - Fin

3

Date

6/20/2018

Investment Stage

Other

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

$4.26M

Note

Acq - Fin

Sources

3

Toyoshima & Co. Fund History

1 Fund History

Toyoshima & Co. has 1 fund, including Fashion & Technology I.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1/30/2017

Fashion & Technology I

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$26.21M

1

Closing Date

1/30/2017

Fund

Fashion & Technology I

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Status

Closed

Amount

$26.21M

Sources

1

Toyoshima & Co. Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Toyoshima & Co. has 1 strategic partners and customers. Toyoshima & Co. recently partnered with Pocket RD on .

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Type

Business Partner

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News Snippet

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Partner

Japan

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Partner

Business Partner

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Japan

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Toyoshima & Co. Team

1 Team Member

Toyoshima & Co. has 1 team member, including current Chief Executive Officer, Hanshichi Toyoshima.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Hanshichi Toyoshima

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Name

Hanshichi Toyoshima

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

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