Warm company Swany

SWANY thinks about what is important to bringing warmth to the world. We believe it is the motivation of our employees and their pride in the company.

For example, SWANY has outlined our corporate creed.
At a typical company, the corporate creed is something leadership creates. However, we decided to have our employees create our corporate creed, realizing that if employees were the leading role in operations, then it’s the employees who should create the corporate creed.”
This was quite revolutionary and was the reason we received the Most Appreciated Companies in Shikoku 2013.

SWANY owns plans in the Asia region。We convey our corporate creed (and policy) to our employees at that plant and have worked to create a uniform culture.
*Creed only applies in Japan while the policy is applied globally.
This is a very grassroots activity but each employee individually engaged in such activities stimulates an atmosphere in which employees strive to deliver our products to customers and make our customers happy.

This has led to SWANY products being loved by people around the world.
We receive 8,000 letters of appreciation for our carry bags every year.
Our ski gloves have been ranked No. 1 in America for 7 years straight (SNOWSPORTS INDUSTRIES AMERICA, 2016)
This customer feedback is a source of pride and motivation for our employees, which helps us deliver warmth around the world.


Trading name

SWANY Corporation

Head Office

Matsubara 981, Higashikagawa City, Kagawa Prefecture, 769-2795, Japan
Tel: +81-879-25-4101 Fax: +81-879-23-1003

Tokyo Branch

6-16-6F Nihombashiyokoyamacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo-to, 103-0003, Japan
Tel: +81-3-6264-9140 Fax: +81-3-6264-9150

Osaka Sales Office

4-4-24-9F Hommachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu, 541-0053, Japan
Tel: +81-6-7651-6496 Fax: +81-6-7650-3797


Founded in 1937 by former chairman Tomio Miyoshi


Reorganized as Miyoshi Textile Factory in 1950
In 1972, name changed to, and registered as, Swany Corporation


90 million JPY

President & Representative Director

Hirofumi Koso

Number of employees

104 (61 men and 43 women)

Business fields

Production, sales, and import/export of gloves (fashion, casual, formal, sports, etc.), luggage and wheelchairs


  • 1937

    Company founded by former chairman Tomio Miyoshi

  • 1950

    Reorganized as Miyoshi Textile Factory

  • 1972

    Name changed to Swany Corporation

  • 1978

    Etsuo Miyoshi assumed role of president and representative director

  • 1980

    Swany America Corp. established in New York City

  • 1984

    Swany China Corporation established in Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province, China

  • 1987

    U.S. company Elmer Little & Sons, Inc. acquired

  • 1988

    Swany Greatwall Glove Corporation established in Jiashan County, Zhejiang Province, China

  • 1989

    Swany Taicang Glove Corporation established in Taicang City, Jiangsu Province, China

  • 1995

    Two U.S. subsidiary companies merged to form Swany America Corp.

  • 2005

    Swany China Corporation Qing Yang Branch established in Qing Yang County, Anhui Province, China

  • 2009

    Tsukasa Itano assumed role of president and representative director Etsuo Miyoshi assumed role of chairman and representative director

  • 2012

    Swany (Cambodia) Corporation established in Cambodia

  • 2013

    Won first prize at the Most Treasured Companies in Shikoku Awards

  • 2015

    Swany Mini wheelchair goes on sale

  • 2017

    Swany had funded to Vietnam factory

  • 2018

    Etsuo Miyoshi assumed role of senior advisor

Let's warm the world together