Textile Unit TheTextile Unit primarily engages in designing, sourc- ing, manufacturing and marketing a wide range of textile products that serve both the U.S. and overseas markets. In addition to supplying fabrics and finished garments to the apparel industry, the Unit also markets various raw materi- als, mainly yarns and fibers, to domestic weavers, knitters, paper producers and carpet manufacturers. Like Marubeni America, many of our customers are market leaders in their fields with well-known brand names.
TheTextile Unit goes well beyond the traditional
concept of buying and selling. Many of the manufacturers we source from are Marubeni subsidiaries in Asia, who work very closely with us in determining market strategy, production planning and future market trends. In the near future, our most promising growth areas are in automo- tive seating and interiors, specialty yarns and fibers, home furnishings, men’s and ladies’ fabrics, and apparel.
The Unit is also looking to develop products outside the traditional textile area.To that end, we are currently work- ing with a large cosmetic company on manufacturing skin care products in Asia.