The commitment behind our clothing
Our commitment to making great clothing begins with sourcing ethically produced materials, minimizing environmental impacts, putting workers first, and developing new materials and technologies with better futures in mind. In addition, we promote a second life for our clothing through recycling and reuse of clothing. From beginning to end, we are committed to making high quality clothing in a responsible manner.
Sourcing materials sustainably
Improperly sourced materials can cause harm to the environment or animals. UNIQLO is committed to ethical sourcing of materials for all of our clothes.
Cotton production can cause environmental harm due to the use of pesticides and large volumes of water. We are making efforts to be more sustainable in this area, including partnering with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI*) to improve cotton farming globally.
*Better Cotton Initiative
‘The Better Cotton Initiative(BCI) exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in, and better for the sector’s future.
‘The Better Cotton Initiative(BCI) connects people and organisations throughout the cotton sector, from field to store, to promote measurable and continuing improvements for the environment, farming communities and the economies of cotton producing areas.’
BCI English https://bettercotton.org/
Cellulosic Fibers (rayon etc)
UNIQLO is undertaking an effort to determine the sources of wood materials used for cellulose. We will not use materials from endangered forests, habitats of endangered species, and illegally logged forests.
See procurement Policy for Wood-based Products and Forest Materials https://www.fastretailing.com/eng/
To promote animal welfare, UNIQLO is abolishing merino wool suppliers who source from farmers practicing mulesing.
UNIQLO does not source down or feathers from farms that practice live plucking or force feeding. All of our partner garment factories involved in the production of our down products are RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certified as of the end of 2019 and we will continue to support the RDS going forward.
RDS (Responsible Down Standard)
UNIQLO does not use real fur to respect the welfare of animals.
Sustainable Clothing Production
UNIQLO recognizes that the production of clothing has a substantial impact on the natural environment. From our partner factories to our stores, UNIQLO adheres to environmental standards by strictly managing the use of chemical and toxic substances, monitoring and reducing GHG emissions, water consumption and discharge. For more details, please see website below.
UNIQLO maximizes the use of clothinges that
our customers no longer wear by collecting them at recycling boxes at our stores through its Recycling Program. For details, please see the Recycling Program page.