Uniqlo is a Japanese design clothing store that makes casual yet stylish clothing.
All about Uniqlo
Uniqlo is a Japanese fashion design store that sells clothing for men, women, and kids (including babies). You can find classic items here, like jeans, t-shirts, jackets, pants, outwear, and more. They also have lines of activewear, intimate apparel, shoes, and accesories, so you can look stylish from head to toe with a complete outfit from Uniqlo. The whole concept is based around expressing who you are and what you believe in with your clothing choices.
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The history of Uniqlo
Uniqlo has been around since 1949 in some form or another, although back then it was just a men's clothing shop calleed Ogori Shōji . A unisex store was added in 1984 called Unique Clothing Warehouse. They wanted to register the brand as "uni-clo" for short, but the person doing the registration misread the "c" for a "q".
The store was quite popular in Japan, reaching 100 Uniqlo locations by 1994. It modeled its strategies on The Gap to expand quicker in the late 1990s, and in the early 2000s started opening stores overseas.
Today, there are Uniqlo stores in Japan plus fourteen other countries around the globe.
Uniqlo takes social responsibility seriously
Did you know that Uniqlo does a lot of work to make sure that its clothes are made in a responsible fashion? They're a big supporter of making a difference through their Factory Worker Empowerment Project.
This project focuses on making sure that the lives of factory workers are working in safe and health conditions. They also help provide educational support to help garment workers lead full and satisfying lives. Their program focuses on helping women working in this industry to acquire essential skills in countries like Bangladesh and Indonesia, where the women often don't have the educational opportunities to learn these skills.
Uniqlo supports the project and also donates a part of the proceeds from some of their products to these programs. They offer a collection that's inspired by traditional Bangladeshi clothing, and another inspired by Indonesian batik prints. In total, the project helps around 12,000 people.