At Wacoal we understand the importance of balancing great fit and function with beautiful design. Our loyal customers choose our lingerie for its superior fit, exceptional quality, extraordinary comfort and bold innovation.
In 1946, Koichi Tsukamoto started Wako Shoji, a trading company that mainly sold jewelry. Soon he noticed that Japanese women were wearing western style dresses and lingerie with their jewelry. Koichi studied American mail order catalogs of intimate apparel, and in 1949, he founded a lingerie company called Wako Corp. The company created a "bra pad” that was an immediate success. Wako changed its name to Wacoal, hosted a fashion show, and went public as Wacoal Corp. As the company became increasingly successful, Koichi wanted to give back to society through both the art and science of intimate apparel, so the company launched the Remanma, a mastectomy bra line, the Human Science Lab, and the Kyoto Costume Institute. In 1985, Koichi established Wacoal America, Inc. in the United States, finally realizing his long-awaited dream.
Koichi’s inspiration influences our work at Wacoal America as we give back to society through a nationwide breast cancer awareness campaign and continue to study the art and science of intimate apparel.
Wacoal has always focused on helping women look and feel their best. Our beautiful, high-quality bras and coordinating lingerie are designed to comfortably fit women of all shapes and sizes. As a leader in the intimate apparel business, Wacoal uses modern fabrics, innovative technologies, advanced manufacturing processes, and unique designs to meet the evolving needs of today’s women. Wacoal’s newest brand, b.tempt'd was launched to give young-minded women additional options for fresh, fun and flirty lingerie.
We are also known for our excellent customer service. Our team of 80 fit consultants—who work in major department stores nationwide—helps women find the right bras with the proper band and cup sizes. These specialists have changed the lives of the countless women with whom they have worked to find the perfect bras. Our consultants are also available by phone to help women choose the right bra and coordinating lingerie for any outfit, find the perfect size, and answer any other questions.
Wacoal’s unique partnership with Susan G. Komen® is further evidence of the company’s commitment to women. Each year Wacoal holds more than 1000 Fit for the Cure® events across the United States. At these events we offer complimentary bra fittings, and for each woman who participates Wacoal donates $2 to Susan G. Komen®. Wacoal also donates $2 for every b.tempt’d bra or shapewear piece purchased at a Fit for the Cure® event. Since the beginning of our Fit for the Cure initiative more than decade ago, we have donated more than four million dollars to Susan G. Komen®. In addition, our best-selling Awareness Bra has a pink ribbon flag embroidered on the back to remind women to perform breast self-exams.
- Watch for the unveiling of styles designed exclusively for this occasion. Look for some of your favorite bras featuring special anniversary colors and details like hints of silver.
- Check your favorite department store or our website to see the Bra of the Month. http://www.30yearsofbeautygiveaway.com/ the Bra of the Month Sweepstakes; we will be giving away 30 bras a week beginning March 1, 2015.
- View the videos of Wacoal style ambassador Zanna Roberts Rassi to get tips about ways the bra of the month works with different fashions.