We conduct branding analysis and marketing research to propose custom-made uniforms that reflect our corporate philosophy. Our services range from planning, production, delivery, and management to recycling.
Chikuma operates a variety of businesses relating to school uniforms, from design proposals for new uniforms that fulfill the needs of schools to material planning and product sales. Our strength comes from the vast amount of information we have and our ability to make proposals by taking advantage of our nationwide network of dealers and student uniform apparel companies.
We sell women’s office uniforms, event and information-related wear, men’s and women’s matching outfits, and many more to the entire country. We also publish two types of uniform catalogs by genre for people working in diverse business settings (renewed twice a year).
Chikuma no Loop
At Chikuma, we have built our own value chain, by regarding “communication with the people who wear the clothes we are involved in” and “recycling of waste” as vital values. We focus on taking clothing manufacturing to a whole new level.
Overseas trading is the founding business of Chikuma. We provide overseas apparel companies with new fabrics and other materials jointly developed with domestic fabric makers, and import materials from various countries. We serve to create new trends by connecting Japan with fashions from around the world.
Chikuma no Smafa
(outfit containing electric fan)
Through the application of a fan and battery made by power tool manufacturer Makita Corporation and functional materials from material manufacturer Teijin Limited, its dual-layer internal-pressure structure (patented) suppresses bulging and makes this rechargeable wear containing a fan comfortable and stylish.
Chikuma believes that clothing has the power to enhance human capabilities. Clothing is deeply linked with human development and lives — for instance, environmental issues, health and safety, appropriate dressing and manner, and communication. In 2004, we proposed the concept of “Fukuiku,” the purpose of which is to nurture people’s minds through clothing.
Chikuma and SDGs
Clothing is something familiar and personal to all, but it is also a universal tool that connects people and the environment throughout the world. In view of the global environment and beings sharing lives on this planet, Chikuma continues to pursue what can be accomplished in terms of clothing.