Actually, Tohoku is also the origin of jeans

Denim factories are dotted all over Japan,  besides Okayama where Japan's largest jeans producing place.

Actually, there are many factories in Tohoku, the main factory of major jeans manufacturer is concentrated in Tohoku.
We made in Tohoku because we are working together for 30 years since the representative first started making jeans.

Founder Factory of Domestic Jeans

BIGSTONE's shopper bag remained in the factory. Valuable unused item.
BIGSTONE's shopper bag remained in the factory. Valuable unused item.

caqu is produced in the factory that sewed jeans for the first time in Japan.


The first jeans maker in Japan is "CANTON" in 1963.

CANTON later got renamed BIGSTONE and gathered explosive popularity, but it went bankrupt at the end of the 70's due to the influence of oil shocks.

The parent company of BIGSTONE is Oishi Trade (meaning Oishi in Kanji as it is called BIG · STONE).

"Watanabe sewing" which was in Kiryu-shi, Gunma prefecture, the factory where Oishi trade requested the first domestic jeans commercialization.
 Along with an increase in demand for jeans, Watanabe sewing was moved to Kanan-cho (now Ishimaki-shi), Miyagi prefecture to be the first BIGSTONE factory and was established as "Tohoku Big Stone".

Tohoku Big Stone is a factory of the history of domestic jeans itself, which has been engaged in the production of the famous brands such as Wrangler · EDWIN, continuing business after the parent company's bankruptcy.

Currently the name of the company has changed and it continues as a our 100% cooperative factory with a small number of people.


Draw With Sandpaper

Major denim products of caqu are also washing processed in Miyagi prefecture.

In general jeans, after partly dropping the color of whisker, front thigh and hips, etc., wash in a pot containing pumice or golf balls or other objects to give it a feeling of aged at once.
In the case of caqu pursuing natural fade colors,  we wash in the pot without putting any objects. Since you can not put the object, you will do all the discoloration manually by hand.


While craftsmen imagine the fade colors that really going to appear, they will put the natural blurring by sandpaper as they draw.


It takes a tremendous amount of time and cost, and natural fade colors are completed.