Who We Are
Introducing ZERO-TEX® Team
Meet our team
Founder and CEO
Make the move, Make our future better
- Joined Yamagin Co., Ltd. in 2016
- Guest appearance for our brand “flyaway” on QVC Japan from 2016 to 2019
- Active participation as a guest on QVC Japan for 12 years since 2008
- Assumed the role of Sales Manager for ZERO-TEX® in 2022
- Has completed a short-term course in an announcer school
- Fluent in English at a native level
Started development of washable protective fabric, the precursor to ZERO-TEX.
Met the standards of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) (AAMI Level 2 after 50 washes).
Achieved AAMI Level 2 after 100 washes in collaboration with TORAY Group’s PENFABRIC. Developed medical gowns with enhanced safety through unique sewing methods.
Launched as “Washable Medical Gowns” and issued a joint press release with YAGI Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Standard Market, Securities Code: 7460). On the day of the release, YAGI Co., Ltd. experienced a “stock price limit up.”
Evolved further to become a versatile material for uniforms, sports, and fashion apparel. Launched as “ZERO-TEX” brand.
Exhibited at “Sustainable Fashion EXPO,” the largest sustainable fashion exhibition in Japan, held at Tokyo Big Sight.
Achieved sales of 550 million yen in the first year since the launch. In the second year, focused on branding ZERO-TEX rather than pursuing sales growth.
Registered the trademark “ZERO-TEX®” (Registration Numbers: 6511586/6511587).
Exhibited at “Sustainable Fashion EXPO” held at Tokyo Big Sight. At the exhibition, gained attention by showcasing our concept car, the hydrogen-powered vehicle “MIRAI.” Introduced “ZERO-TEX 2nd Generation,” achieving “26% CO2 reduction.”
Exhibited at “Sustainable Fashion EXPO” held at Tokyo Big Sight. Distributed 2,000 catalogs in 2.5 days to approximately 19,000 visitors and exchanged business cards with over 800 individuals from 500 companies, creating buzz. Announced “ZERO-TEX 3rd Generation,” achieving “52% CO2 reduction and 70% reduction in water usage during dyeing.”
Participated as a representative of sustainable fashion in “Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo,” one of the world’s top 5 fashion weeks. Received numerous interviews from domestic and international media through collaboration with students from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.
Established “ZERO-TEX Corporation” as a spin-off from Yamagin Co., Ltd. with the aim of expanding ZERO-TEX®.
Developed The First Generation Of ZERO-TEX®
ZERO-TEX® was finally launched as a product. Our ZERO products have been well received by customers, and in the first year, we had 5 million USD in sales (about 550 million Japanese yen).
An exhibition was held at Tokyo Big Sight, where ZERO-TEX® attracted much attention for its distinctive water repellency feature. We received many inquiries about ZERO-TEX® as a material not only for protective clothing, but also for fashion clothing, uniforms, and miscellaneous goods, and many new business opportunities were forged.
The Second Generation Of ZERO-TEX®
Introduced the upgraded ZERO-TEX® with 4 ZEROs
ZERO will end decptive susbainability.
Five ZERO-TEX® Values
All ZERO-TEX® products are developed and produced with five factors in mind.
We believe it is important to make products that are not only environmentally friendly now,
but also functional, long-lasting, safe, and friendly to the future earth.
1. Sustainability – Putting the Environment First
2. Function – Creating Products that Meet all Needs.
3. Quality – To Supply Long-lasting Products
4. Safety – Safe and Reliable
5. Futurism – Earth-friendly Products for the Future
|Company Name||ZERO-TEX Inc.|
|Head Office||Tokyo Head Office 6F Jingumae S bldg. 6-18-3 Jingūmae, Shibuya City Tokyo 150-0001 Phone: 03-5422-9701 FAX: 03-3498-6072 Okayama Branch Office 5F, 3-12 Showa-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama 700-0032 Phone: 086-255-1200 Kanda Branch Office 7F, 2-8-13 Higashi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0031 Phone: 03-5829-4961|
|CEO||CEO Akihide Nishikawa|
|Established||May 10, 2023|
|Closing Month||End of March|
|Major Banks||Resona Bank Ueroku Branch|
|Business Details||Fabric development and planning Fabric sales Import, export and wholesale sales of textile products Planning, manufacturing, and sales of OEM and private label products Planning, production, sales, operation, and management of websites|
|Suppliers||China / Vietnam / Cambodia / Malaysia Dalian Wanlin IMP & EXP Co.,LTD. IIJIMA INDUSTRY CO.,LTD Komatsu Matere Co.,Ltd. Kyodo International Corporation, Inc. Pen Fabric/Toray Group Takisada Nagoya Co.,Ltd. Toray Industries, Inc. Apparel maker（*Alphabetical order, without honorifics）|