At UNIQLO, we recycle your used
garments and turn it into brand new clothing.
Take our recycled down initiative. We collect UNIQLO
down garments from all over the world and transform them into new products. We also work alongside NGOs and
partners to distribute wearable used clothing to refugees, disaster victims and others in need
At UNIQLO, we believe in the power of clothing to create a better tomorrow. Our recycling
programme is just one part of our sustainability efforts to Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce.
us in our recycling efforts. We—and the planet—thank you.
A new life for UNIQLO clothing
We collect secondhand clothes in stores and deliver them to people in need around the world. Alongside the
United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), NGOs and non-profit organisations, we help to provide emergency
clothing aid for refugee camps and disaster areas. Clothing that cannot be reused is recycled. Recently, we
have been actively recycling garments into brand new clothing, starting with our down products.
We collect secondhand clothing that customers no long need in RE.UNIQLO boxes placed in each
We sort donations into clothes that can be reworn and clothes that can be used for another
purpose through recycling.
Clothes are classified into 18 different categories, including season, gender, size, adult,
child, climate, culture, or religion to ensure they fulfill each recipient's specific needs.
Using unique technology developed in collaboration with TORAY, we can recycle down products and
feathers into brand new clothing.
We deliver clothing to refugees and displaced people all over the world with specific clothing
they'll need. Recycled soundproofing material is sent to factories, while down and feathers are
recycled into new clothes.