ECHIZENYA-TAZAKI CO., LTD (Japan) was founded in 1865 by Tadashichi Echizenya. He started his business as a thread seller about 150 years ago. Although they now focus on apparel ornaments such as epaulettes for military and officer’s uniforms, they also manufacure sewing products. Their Soho needle and Junbutsu-Jirushi tailors chalk are much loved within the sewing industry, also amongst professional tailors.