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UNIQLO Recycled Clothing initiative

UNIQLO Recycled Clothing initiative

UNIQLO will introduce its All-Product Recycling Initiative at its stores in the US, UK and France starting September 1, 2011. UNIQLO began its Fleece Recycling Campaign in Japan in September 2001 as part of its corporate social responsibility activities. In 2006, the project was expanded to include all UNIQLO products and titled the All-Product Recycling Initiative. Global expansion was the next step, as UNIQLO introduced the project in South Korea in March 2011.

UNIQLO Recycled Clothing initiative

As of July 2011 UNIQLO has collected more than 11,510,000 articles of clothing since launching the All-Product Recycling Initiative in 2006. UNIQLO aims to eventually introduce this project in every country of operation. UNIQLO will also continue to work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other Organizations, so it can continue to donate clothing from its customers and pass on their goodwill to refugee camps and others in need.

UNIQLO Recycling

All-Product Recycling Initiative:

The scope of the All-Product Recycling Initiative will expand on September 1, 2011 to include UNIQLO stores in the US, UK and France. As in Japan, clothing collected at UNIQLO’s US stores will be donated to refugee and IDP camps through the cooperation of the UNHCR.
The All-Product Recycling Initiative will kickoff in the US at the UNIQLO Soho location at 546 Broadway on September 1, 2011 then will spread to the two new store locations as they open at Fifth Avenue and 5 Street and finally to the 34th Street between 5ty and 6th Avenue locations. At the Soho location customers will be able to donate their used UNIQLO items at one of the three cash wrap locations where an official UNIQLO All-Product Recycling box will3rd be located. Stay tuned for more information as this important corporate initiative evolves.

Collection period: Year-round
Collection locations: All UNIQLO US Locations starting with 546 Broadway in Soho
Valid items: Any products sold in UNIQLO stores

1. Wet, damp or soiled clothing will not be accepted
2. Please wash items before recycling

Karl Lagerfeld, Uniqlo and Condé Nast Japan aids Japanese Red Cross

Karl Lagerfeld, Uniqlo and Condé Nast Japan aids Japanese Red Cross

Uniqlo and Condé Nast Japan have partnered to create 10 T-shirts designed by Lady Gaga, Karl Lagerfeld, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman and Alber Elbaz, among others, with proceeds to benefit the Japanese Red Cross. The T-shirts go on sale June 25 for $19.90 and the retailer expects to donate about $1.2 million to the organization and its ongoing efforts to alleviate the impact of the earthquake in Japan in March.

Nicole Kidman clothing

Other celebrity participants include Blake Lively, Charlize Theron, Cyndi Lauper, Victoria Beckham and Orlando Bloom. The initiative is on top of the $12 million that Tadashi Yanai, chairman and chief executive officer of Uniqlo’s parent company Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., has personally donated, and the $8.5 million in clothes and $3.6 million in funds the retailer donated immediately after the disaster.

via WWD

Karl Lagerfeld T-Shirt

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Uniqlo take responsibility for all facets of their business including fabric weaving, dyeing and spinning, product design, manufacture, marketing, distribution and sales. Uniqlo have close relationships with a select group of world class suppliers and take a very rational approach to product development. Uniqlo are a company driven by their customers’ needs and requests, and strongly believe that customer satisfaction is the foundation for being a genuine global leader. As a consequence, Uniglo aim to develop collections of “finished components” that allow individuals around the world to craft their own personal style and never dictate a “look“ to their customers.

“If the clothes shout louder than the person, the person can not be heard”

Tadashi Yanai, founder and Chairman, UNIQLO.