Hender Scheme

Japanese shoe, boot, and accessories label Hender Scheme derives its name from Sandra Berns’gender schema theory which proposes to inhibit the destructive nature of sex-typing by nurturing individual choice. Originally a philosophy student, designer and founder Ryo Kashiwazaki, after studying leather craft under Tokyo’s shokunin masters, began Hender Scheme in 2010 to design beyond gender’s social and cultural expectations.

“By understanding the two opposing aspects and finding balance in concepts such as modernity vs. handraftsmanship, or inhumanity vs. humanity, we can express ourselves…”

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