The Superior Labor was founded in 2007 by the brilliant designer and master craftsman Makoto Kawai and his wife Yoshimi. The Superior Labor is all about outstanding design, quality materials and unparalleled attention to detail.
We are proud of our craftsmanship
and never skimp on time and effort.
“The road continues wherever it leads
I worked as a car mechanic (mainly as a painter) and
went to the US to buy used clothing, do leather work and sell pet supplies.
Now that I think about it, I feel like it's all connected and not separate.
Now I have my own brand and live in the mountains. Of course, this is just a sequel.
You have incorporated a lot of your previous experience.
All the experiences I've had, I've merged and mixed and
I want to create products that give customers that “Mmmm” feeling.
And I don't know where I'm going to go from here, but I'm excited about it."
Makoto Kawai, born in 1972
As a child, he used a drill to drill holes in metal in his grandfather's factory in the city. The smell of burning iron and oil made him feel like an adult. Then he found a job as a car mechanic. In the mid-90s he went to the USA to buy used clothing and met a leather craftsman there, which led him to his current profession. In the 2007 SS season he founded THE SUPERIOR LABOR. His experience in auto repair has greatly influenced TSL's manufacturing and hiring.