SHIMOKAWA TAILOR is a clothing company that specializes in sailor-style clothing, school uniforms, seifuku, and scarves for cats and dogs located in Kakogawa, Hyogo, Japan. Founded in 2014 by Kana Shimokawa. We have an atelier and there are six expert tailors have been making beautiful garments for the last 20-50 years . These tailors specialize in techniques specific to sewing sailor-style uniforms (sailor-fuku "セーラー服" ) in a variety of styles.
Attending a Japan Fair in Seattle, U.S. and Kumoricon in Portland, U.S.
↑Kumoricon 2017 in Portland OR
We attended a Japanese Cultural Fair in Seattle and Kumoricon in Portland OR, we met many people who were interested in genuine Japanese seifuku (school uniform) like those worn in popular anime. Most of people said they have never seen authentic school uniforms(seifuku). When they tried our uniforms on they looked so bright and happy. They admired how neat and well-made our genuine Japanese seifuku are. We are completely surprised and inspired to make sailor-style clothes available to as many people as possible! Then we opened a shop SHIMOKAWA TAILOR on Etsy.
↑Japan fair 2016 in Seattle WA
SHIMOKAWA CO., Ltd
Meet KanaShe was born and raised in Kakogawa, and Kobe, where are west part of Japan. She lived close from an atelier of her family business. She went to the atelier from her school directly to see her mom who was a tailor and pattern maker. Tailors were always around her, so it was natural that she admired tailors' skills. After she earned a degree of economics, she worked in couple of companies in Japan, and U.S. as a buyer, e-commerce consultant, and shipping director.