Setsuko Torii started designing for her own brand “SETSUKO TORII” in 1992.
In 2012, 20years after that, she opened her own shop and atelier as “Setsuko Torii KNIT WORKS” at the present address in Kyoto.
One year later, she officially launched “SETSUKO TORII CO LTD” as a public company. At the same time, she started cut&sewn brand called “TTS”.
In September 2016, Setsuko opened a new yarn shop called “Itonokura” using a Kura (Japanese traditional storage house)
in the garden behind her existing shop. Her wish is for more people to enjoy this beautiful machi-ya shop in Kyoto,
gathering and inspiring each other at ”Itonokura” through yarns, knitting and weaving.
Graduated Seian Women's Junior Collage Department of Design.
After working with dyeing-craft, Torii started to learn knitting on her own.
However she realized the limits of self-education at an early stage,
and then enrolled at Ichida School of Knitting.
Graduated Kintetsu School of Fashion (formerly called Ichida School of Knitting).
She started a workshop series to teach and demonstrate knitting.
Founded AVRIL co.,ltd with Masami Fukui.
Torii launched her own brand "SETSUKO TORII"using yarn developed by Fukui.
AVRIL's office moved its location to Kitayama in Kyoto.
AVRIL launched an atelier which also has a shop as they started to retail knit products and yarns.
SETSUKO TORII KNIT WORKS を設立。
Founded SETSUKO TORII KNIT WORKS. on October 13.
Torii launced an atelier-shop at Akezu-dori Matsubara-sagaru in Kyoto.
She started to program exhibition tours in galleries around Japan and sell her knit products at her atelier-shop.
at her atelier-shop.
Relaunced workshops for knitting in her atelier-shop.
She also started to sell yarns (which are used in her knit products) and kits for hand-knitting.
Opened "Itonokura" new type of yarn shop where customers can actually try all of the yarns before they purchase.