Forward Apparel Company


Forward Apparel Company is a group of professionals
leveraging global sourcing networks to provide
high quality products and services to our customers.
We are a member of the Hong Kong based Fung Group.

Company Profileas of April 2018

Company Name
Forward Apparel Company
Forward Apparel Trading Corporation (FAC-T)
Forward Apparel Limited Corporation (FAC-L)
11F, Osaki MT Bldg. 5-9-11 Kitashinagawa, Shinagwa-ku, Tokyo 141-0001 Japan
TEL : +81-3-5423-6300 FAX : +81-3-5423-6374 (FAC-T)
TEL: +81-3-5423-6400  FAX: +81-3-5423-6481 (FAC-L)
Osaka Branch
8F-15, Toshiba Osaka Bldg. 4-2-12 Honmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0053 Japan
TEL : +81-6-7178-0450  FAX : +81-6-7178-0451
JPY 1.5 billion (FAC-T), JPY73.3 million yen (FAC-L)
Forward Apparel Trading Limited 100%
Chairman  Victor Fung
President&CEO  Godwin Lam
Vice Chairman  William Flanz
Director  Makoto Yasuda
Director  Brian Lee
Auditor  Jacinte See
Fiscal Year End
Forward Apparel Company Total 186
(Forward Apparel Trading: 69; Forward Apparel Limited: 117)
Business Lines
Planning, Manufacturing, Import, Export and Wholesale of Apparels (knit, cut & sew, woven and leather products), Textile and Hard Goods
Group Companies
Forward Apparel Trading Limited
Forward Apparel Limited Corporation
Forward Apparel Holdings Limited
Forward Apparel Trading USA Inc.
Forward Apparel Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Owned Factories
Suzhou Real Fashion Co., Ltd.
Suzhou Idea Spinning Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Fit Fashion Co., Ltd.
Chongquing Kita Knitting Co., Ltd.
Bank Relationships
MUFG Bank, Ltd. (Shibuya-Meijidori Branch)
HSBC Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Branch)
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (Shibuya Branch)


The Fung Group is a multinational group of companies based in Asia, whose core businesses are engaged in Trading, Logistics, Distribution and Retailing. The Fung Group employs 39,900 men and women across 40 economies worldwide, with total revenue over US$22.5 billion in 2016.

Forward Apparel Company is a member of the Fung Group and manages the global supply chain – from design to sourcing to inspection to end delivery – all done by leveraging our extensive sourcing networks, striving to always provide high quality products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations.

Forward Apparel Trading Corporation (former Kanematsu Textile Corporation) has been renamed from Kanematsu Textile Corporation as of December 19, 2014. Kanematsu Textile Corporation originated as part of Kanematsu Goshou, a trading company that started in 1889 as the first company to launch wool trading businesses with Australia. In 1999, it was spun off from Kanematsu Goshou and was named Kanematsu Textile Corporation, specializing in apparel and textile businesses. In 2007, we joined the Fung Group and have continued to strive to provide a broad range of services from textile trading and general sourcing services to brand distribution and licensing.

Forward Apparel Limited Corporation (former FENIX INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.) has been renamed from FENIX INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. as of December 19, 2014. FENIX INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. took its first great step in 1980, aiming to become one of the top of the knitwear makers in Japan. Producing over a million pieces of knit, cut and sewn, woven, and leather garments annually, we are a group of professionals putting quality, sensitivity to trends, and speed to market on as our guiding principles.

Fusajiro Kanematsu founded 豪州貿易兼松房治郎商店, predecessor of Kanematsu Goshou, in Kobe
Opened Sydney Branch and began wool import business from Australia
Spun off from Kanematsu Goshou and renamed as Kanematsu Textile Corporation
Joined the Fung Group
Fenix Internatinal Co., Ltd. joined the Fung Group
Renamed Forward Apparel Trading Corporation. Fenix International was renamed Forward Apparel Limited Corporation