The All-Product Recycling Initiative is one activity being implemented by UNIQLO
as a part of its CSR commitment. When we first started this initiative in 2006, we thought that we would recycle the donated clothing as material for the textile industry. However, most of the items we were receiving from our customers were still very wearable. Wanting to extend their lives as “clothes”, we began sending them to people in need of clothing around the world. In line with our CSR vision of Making the World a Better Place, we continue to challenge ourselves in seeking ways to make a difference.
At UNIQLO, we do more than simply produce truly great clothing for our customers. It is also our responsibility to follow through by later collecting these products to give them a new purpose. As a clothing retailer, we believe that it is our duty to maximize the useful value of clothing, which is why we refer to all of our items as "shareable". Based on this concept, we will continue to deliver clothing to all people in need through our All-Product Recycling Initiative.
UNIQLO's ultimate goal is to provide clothing that meets the demands of all people.
Since 2007, UNIQLO, along with its global partners the UNHCR and JOICFP, has delivered clothing items to refugees, evacuees, victims of disaster, expectant and nursing mothers, and others in need around the world. This activity has been welcomed by locals as well as the international community.
We will further expand the scope of our efforts to deliver one UNIQLO article of clothing for every refugee in the world. We will continue donations in line with local needs the world over.
There are still many, many people around the world who are in need of clothing. Having as many customers as possible bring in items for recycling helps steadily widen the circle of support we have created for people living in difficult environment.
We very much appreciate your support.
Total number of items collected in 11 countries and regions
32.5 million items
Total number of items donated in 53 countries and regions
14.2 million items
All UNIQLO stores in the countries where collection activities took place
Donations will support
Refugees, disaster survivors, homeless people, pregnant women and single mothers in need