Kaval

Kaval was founded by Japanese designer Kenichi Kogasaka in 2013. His collections are an intimate showcase of true artisanal handcraft that honors the textile traditions of Japan while bringing modern people peace, ease, and comfort through dressing.

Every piece is manufactured at Kaval’s small factory based in Tochigi, Japan. Here they weave and dye their own fabric. Kaval has mastered the use of ancestral Japanese indigo to dye and create pieces that have a true artisanal artistry to them. They sew each piece entirely by hand from start to finish using antique sewing machines that give the garments an aesthetic that new machines can not. Only hand-painted, traditional Mashiko ceramic buttons that are made locally are used. Kogasaka also makes pieces out of 200 year old kimonos that are skillfully remastered into pieces meant to be cherished for a lifetime.

Through supporting local craftsmen, Kogasaka is keeping the textile traditions of Japan alive while ensuring a future for genuine artisans. With Kaval, thoughtful and beautiful design meant for everyday wear is mixed with the time-honored craft creating one of a kind pieces like nothing else.

Kaval