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making and fixing

Hello everyone, this is Ichijima.
The other day, I received the following question from Mr. Suehito, a talent who I always take care of.
“What are the specialties of KADOYA that no other company does?”
I'm a little hesitant to talk about the commitment of KADOYA, which has been in business for over 80 years, but if you ask me, "Head Factory's commitment," I can somehow answer.
At Head Factory, we use a method in which each person sews one piece, in which one craftsman is in charge of everything from cutting to completion.
This is due to the long historical background of KADOYA, which has focused on making one-of-a-kind items to order, and the know-how cultivated there has been passed on to the production of ready-made products, inevitably leading to the current style. .
Although there are always some disadvantages to ``sewing one item per person,'' there are advantages that outweigh them, and that is why we continue this style.
However, it is difficult to break down and explain this balance of superiority and inferiority in a concise manner, and the story will become long, so I have declined to answer the previous question.
Instead, I was able to answer clearly that the manufacturer also provides after-care repairs.
Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets
Of course, there are probably outside companies that undertake repairs, but apart from individual ateliers, it is quite rare to find a manufacturer where the craftsmen themselves handle repairs at the production site.
At Head Factory, it is common to see craftsmen working on leather jackets next to other craftsmen making repairs such as replacing the lining.
Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets
Even if you replace a part such as a broken zipper, there are many possible reasons why it broke, and when there is a custom request such as adding new pleats to increase the movement of the sleeves, there are quite a few things to think about. It's professional.
The wisdom and technology gained through repair and custom work is reflected in product planning, and the ``make and fix'' cycle is the foundation of the head factory.
In the end, one of the advantages of "sewing one garment per person" is connected here as well.
There are repairs that only a craftsman who understands a particular leather jacket can do, and vice versa.
This spiral can definitely be said to be Head Factory's specialty.
Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets
If something breaks, fix it, and cherish what you like and wear it for a long time.
When you think about it, it's a very obvious thing,
Looking at the current trend of fast fashion, it may be that we live in a world that cannot be generalized.