Sanyo New York was established in 1978 by Sanyo Shokai of Tokyo specifically to target the North American Market. Sanyo Shokai is one of the largest apparel manufacturers in Japan that has a long rich history dating back to 1943. In 1986, the company built its own state-of-the-art production facility in Oneonta, NY, making it the first Japanese company to hold a presence in the United States.
Sanyo was the first to treat wool gabardine for water repellency, and even ventured out in being the first to use lightweight and breatheable parachute material to create a coat of durability and strength. We continually work to improve fabric quality and details of coat construction to create outerwear of high caliber.