There are designers who want to express their philosophy through fashion.
There are creators who wish to make a statement through clothing.
At ARTES, our mission is to transform your inspiration into clothing.
We approach our monozukuri—thoughtful manufacturing with a sense of craftsmanship—by respecting our customer’s preferences while making the most of our sensibility and expertise.
We work on kachizukuri—creating value—by tackling problems from the perspective of our clients who work at the forefront of the apparel industry.
By exceeding expectations through the "Made by ARTES" quality, we wish to help our customers create the future of their brand.
ARTES strives to become an indispensable partner for apparel brands around the world.
Creating exceptional clothing
Providing complete solutions
for our customers.
We serve society by using our expertise and
craftsmanship to manufacture exceptional
that enrich the lives of people
around the world.
Since its establishment in 1958, ARTES has been an OEM manufacturer
based in Sumida, Japan, a town well known for its craftsmanship. Over the
years, we have created items for domestic and international collections and
high-end fashion brands.
Influential fashion icons and designers are highly imaginative people who are always looking for ways to differentiate their products and explore creative possibilities.
Our customers are very particular about how their products are manufactured,
and we have responded to the demand for quality
through the expertise, craftsmanship, and service we are known for in Japan.
Today, it is reported that domestic products account for only 2% of the world’s clothing production. Is this a crisis for the Japanese sewing industry?
No. We believe this is a chance to test the true value of the remaining authentic manufacturers. In this age of automation, it is important to understand the value created by real people having hands-on involvement in the process.
For example, the members of our team have the will to never say no and tackle challenging problems with imagination and creativity. Our people are attentive and willing to act in advance of our customers’ requests. Our people collaborate across different professional fields to work as a team. We believe that it is the accumulation of these efforts that enable us to amaze our customers with exceptional service and products that bring them joy.
“Made by ARTES”
Our goal is to make these words a symbol of reliability and trust for apparel brands around the world.
Taketoshi Nanmoku, President and CEO
Kensuke Nanmoku, Director