We have continued to make women's shoes in Kobe for about 100 years.
We have spent these days making shoes with an aim to create the beauty and health of women.
It is our pride and passion of shoemakers and the brand of "Made in Japan" that we have been keeping for 100 years.
We will show you with confidence the tradition and technical history that we have created while keeping up with the changes of manufacturing business and the standard of beauty.
In order to keep our manufacturing in the future when more changes seems to be surrounded us, it is necessary to imagine the future of Japan and the way of Japanese life as well as its past and present.
Shoemaking has such warmness and shoe comfort as only human hands can make realized.
Kawano Co., Ltd., which attaches importance to such attractiveness and puts stress on hand workings, has a system that all the processes of manufacturing every product, such as cutting, sewing, forming, and finishing, must be checked by workmen, and they, not machines, do delicate works and make fine adjustments.
In a BtoB transaction too, we will meet your needs accurately utilizing the know-hows that we have cultivated so far.
Please contact us with the contact form or by telephone.
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Please let us know what the products that you want look like.
In principle, we will have an interview with you at our company's show room and propose a plan according to your needs.
We will make an estimation based on the number of lots and the specification of products.
We will make a sample in the real production line and make minute corrections according to your requests and to your satisfaction.
We will perform the manufacturing work within such a short lead time as only domestic production can realize.
We will deliver the finished products according to the designated place and date.
We hope to provide such warmness and foot comfort as can only be realized by the human hands.
Even if times have changed greatly, the shoemaking will keep intact the warmness and foot comfort capable of being realized only by human hands.
Since the foundation, Kawano Co., Ltd., which attaches importance to such attractiveness, has been consistently developing the manufacture system with stress put on handmade processes.
Needless to say, we have been promoting the introduction of state-of-the-art devices but have been developing the system that all the processes including cutting, sewing, forming and finishing must be checked by the workmen.
While realizing the most advanced shoemaking, we have been putting the handmade technology and human sensitivity at the center of our quality control of the products with a distance kept from the automation technology.
Currently, Kawano's annual total production is 0.7 million pairs.
We take pride in not only the mass production but also the technology and quality that can provide customers with true satisfaction.
Even if its design looks similar to each other, the stretchability and quality of leather as a material are not uniform.
Therefore, the precise work such as the application of the glue and the formation of the part of the arch of a foot, the process of getting rid of wrinkles, and soling cannot be done by machines but by the hands of workmen who make fine adjustments.
This can improve the quality of any finished shoes greatly.
Kawano Co., Ltd. continues to pass on those old-style artisan skills to manufacture shoes "Made in Japan".
Today's shoemaking processes are the combination of manual and automatic procedures but there is a principle passed on for many years, "The next process is the customer".
It has become customary for a worker to account even for the processes subsequent to that which he/she takes charge of and to communicate problems to other workers, with whom to confirm them together.
Each worker's attitude of tackling his/her shoemaking work is reflected on the quality of the products, which Kawano takes pride in.
The Nagata ward, Kobe city functions as if the whole area were a single shoe factory.
Our company's head office factory assembles parts in the final assembly process to complete the products as shoes, so there is a divisional cooperation among many of the parts manufacturing and processing operations in this area.
Based on the recognition that companies are social public facilities, we hold as our corporate philosophy that we try to contribute to the development of the industry and the local society as well as to improve the living and welfare of the employees.
Kawano Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of women's shoes founded in 1921.
Since then, complying with the principle of "Shoes are the basis of people's life and culture", we have been manufacturing both fashionable and functional shoes having high additional values for the beauty and health of women.
In addition to the efforts toward transferring shoemaking technology and improving our ability to develop the products as a shoe manufacturer, we have begun to develop our directly-managed shops since 1975 in order to convey our spirit contained in each product directly to customers.
We have been promoting to improve our sales ability by establishing the integrated system from manufacturing through sales called "2.5 (secondary and half) industrial system".
Additionally, in 2001, we have begun to sell our products at overseas markets by the means such as displaying them at the international trade fair of shoes held in Italy and opening our directly-managed stores in Asia.
In this way, Kawano Co., Ltd., which has been leading the industry by developing enterprising operations while always looking at the next generation, will continue to manufacture shoes with stress put on "Made in Japan" as a leading company in cooperation with our employees, suppliers, processors, and local residents.
We will promote the world-standard business from Kobe with the hope that Kawano's shoes will embellish women's foot beautifully not only in Japan but also other countries of the world.
We want the staff members to work with the company.
(We recruit on an as-needed basis. For more information, please contact us.)
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