We bring the “world” to Japan 

Since 1977

Unheard messages
from the “world”

I come across merchandise that have great potentials on selling in Japan from across the world but can sold only within the country they are manufactured because of the lack of marketing knowledge, language barriers, or other reasons.

At Boulogne, we offer one-of-a-kind, top-quality merchandise that are not sold in Japan and free from price competition.

Efforts made by Boulogne
In the recent years, nature-rich Northern European countries that retain unique lifestyles are gaining popularity here in Japan.

Boulogne took notice of the cultures of Northern European countries before they began to draw attention, and has been introducing various merchandise from these countries, especially ones woven with traditional poppana weaving technique.

We have staff stationed in Finland to create conventional interior goods as well as clothes that bring out the quality and unique features of poppana woven fabric. Our staff have worked with local factories to make the fabric lighter and softer for the Japanese market.

What is poppana?
Poppana is a traditional weaving technique handed down from old times in Karelia, Finland (near Russia), of Northern Europe. It is similar to “sakiori weaving” of Japan, and has been in use for about 200 years.

Fabrics made with this weaving technique have been used for a variety of purposes, including bedspreads, tablecloths, and curtains, as they are not only tightly woven and highly heat-retentive, but also highly stretchy and hygroscopic.

Clothes woven with this traditional poppana weaving technique are now drawing attention. In addition to the matter-of-course thermal feature, they have unrefined texture and colors of natural materials as well as luxurious, velvety feel created by a unique brushing technique, all of which provides comfort to the wearer.

Their easy-care feature is another aspect that makes them popular.

Here are some of the products we handle.

Company info

Company Name

Boulogne Co., Ltd.

President

KENICHIRO NAKAYAMA

Head Office

65-3,Iike, Takatana-cho,
Anjo, Aichi
446-0053, Japan

Tokyo Office

5F Ichibancho West,
10-8 Ichiban-cho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
102-0082, Japan

Contact

TEL:0566-77-8833 (Head office)
TEL:03-6869-0938 (Tokyo office)
FAX:0566-77-8822
MAIL : info@boulogne.co.jp
HP : https://boulogne.co.jp

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Major Partner Companies

Mitsukoshi Isetan, Daimaru Matsuzakaya, Seibu Sogo, and Takashimaya department stores as well as Pola and other well-known specialty stores across Japan

Inquiries

Please feel free to get in touch with us