1953
February
Ikeuchi towel factory established.
Founder Tadao Ikeuchi began producing towels for export in a bonded factory.
1969
February 12
Serving markets in Germany and other European countries.
1973
February
20th anniversary factory established with 24 of the latest TOYODA 8 looms.
1983
February 4
Keishi Ikeuchi appointed President
1986
Industry first adoption of Swiss Sulzer loom with ultra high speed jacquard attachment.
1987
Industry first adoption of Swiss Sulzer loom with jacquard dobby attachment.
1988
Industry first adoption of Swiss Sulizer loom with semi-electric jacquard attachment.
1990
Japan first adoption of Swiss Ruti loom.
1992
April
Established ‘INTERWORKS’ dyeing factory co-managed by Y Group.
September
Japan first adoption of French Verdol electronic jacquard.
1994
September
Developed and began sale of jacquard towel handkerchief.
1999
March
Industry first ISO14001 certification.
Established house label ‘IKT’.
Adopted low impact dye method from Danish company Novotex.
2001
January
Expanded to the USA with a booth at California Gift Show.
February
Industry first ISO9001 certification.
2001
November
Industry first OEKO-TEX standard 100 Class 1 certification.
December
Tokyo office established.
2002
January
Became Japan first 100% wind powered factory.
March
Endorsed E-MISSION 55.
April
Received ‘New Best Award’ at NY Home Textile Show.
September
Received ‘Finalist Award’ at NY Home Textile Show.
October
Direct retail store ‘TSP’ opened in Tokyo.
2003
January
Factory visit by Prime minister Koizumi. Company introduced in administrative policy speech on ‘working hard’.
March
Started sales at NY ABC Carpet & Home, established ‘IKT’ store in Isetan.
August
‘Wind Woven Towels’ certified by METI as business for independence of fiber production.
September
National sales of ‘Wind Woven Towels’ began
2004
February
Civil rehabilitation plan approved.
March
Bamboo Towel released at Anaheim Natural Products Expo
Received second ‘Finalist Award’ at NY home textile show
2006
September
Booth at Decorex International (London) with OECO
2007
January
Booth at Maison and Office (Paris).
July
Selected as a ‘Top 300 manufacturing SME’ by METI.
September
Received ‘Best New Award’ with OECO at Decorex International (London)
2008
March
Received 12th ‘New Energy Award’
2009
November
Booth at San Francisco Green Festival
2010
August
Expanded to China. Exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu.
October
Received 12th ‘Green purchasing award’.
2011
March
Began sales of ‘Cotton Nouveau 2011’.
2012
August
Booth at NY international gift fair.
2013
February
60th anniversary.
June
Japan first acquisition of renewable energy ‘WindMade’ company certification.
September
Cotton Nouveau chosen as gift for Emmy Awards.
2014
March 1
Company name changed to IKEUCHI ORGANIC Inc.
March
IKEUCHI ORGANIC TOKYO STORE opened.