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Last Updated: 2014.03.05

UNIQLO Launches School Registration for 2014 Power of Clothing Project

FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.
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Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. today announces the launch of registration for the 2014 Power of Clothing Project, a donation drive for used UNIQLO clothing across schools in Japan, for refugees and others in need, as part of its All-Product Recycling Initiative. Registration is welcomed through the dedicated website beginning February 28, with around 200 schools expected to take part.

The Power of Clothing Project partners with schools, to deepen understanding of social issues, and promote the All-Product Recycling Initiative - launched by Fast Retailing in 2006. Children are encouraged to donate UNIQLO clothing they no longer wear, for refugees and others in need. UNIQLO employees visit the schools to introduce the initiative, after which the students organize their donation drive. When the donated apparel is delivered to the recipients, the participating schools receive a photo report of the results.

In 2013, a total of 107 schools across 34 prefectures throughout Japan participated, with UNIQLO representatives presenting to around 15,000 students. Teachers noted that the quiz approach taken by the presenters made learning fun, and got the children thinking about what they can do to help, while the children said that they came to realize how powerful clothing can be, and expressed hope that refugees and others benefit from the donations.

Registration Period:February 28 - April 27, 2014
Eligibility:Educators at elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools
(*School visits require groups of twenty or more)
Program Period:​June 2014 - February 2015
For more information, see::http://www.uniqlo.com/jp/csr/school/ (Japanese only)
For information on CSR:http://www.uniqlo.com/en/csr/

Since the launch of the All-Product Recycling Initiative in 2006, Fast Retailing has collected approximately 29 million articles of clothing in ten countries and regions, and provided 11.3 million items to people in 46 countries and regions (as of September 30, 2014). About 75% of the items are satisfactory for reuse. Building on the program, in February 2011, Fast Retailing concluded a global partnership agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to help address the problem of refugees worldwide. We plan to expand this initiative, and through the Power of Clothing, change society for the better.

 

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