Teppei Yoshimi studied shoemaking at London's Cordwainers College. He continued his training after moving back to Tokyo and in 2002 he started working as a pattern maker at the well-known shoe company called Central. After he quit his job at Central he established the company "443 pattern making" and participated in pattern making projects both in Japan and internationally.
In 2013, he changed the company name to "Studio Yoshimi" and launched the brand RENDO.
It is unusual for a professional shoe maker, like Yoshimi, to be in charge of design, last making and pattern making for mass produced shoes. This, however, is why RENDO's shoes are different from other mass produced shoes. RENDO's aim is to make shoes that are balanced, sophisticated and classic.