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Support for Sports and Cultural Activities

Last Updated: 2024.04.19
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Fast Retailing believes that contributing to the development of sports and culture is a key social mission. We support the healthy physical and emotional growth of youth and people with disabilities through sports. We also work with art museums to encourage more frequent patronage by the local community.

Special Olympics

The Special Olympics is an international organization that offers people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to demonstrate the fruits of their sports training through competition. In 2002, UNIQLO began working as an official partner of Special Olympics Nippon. The company has provided uniforms to volunteer staff, managed athletic events, and made other contributions to the Special Olympics.

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Athletes Participating in the Special Olympics

Special Olympics

UNIQLO Employees Participating With Athletes

JFA UNIQLO Soccer Kids

Since 2003, UNIQLO has been a sponsor of the JFA Kids' Programme, operated by the Japan Football Association. One project under the program is the JFA UNIQLO Soccer Kids event, a mini soccer festival for preschoolers aged six and younger. Participating children receive original uniforms provided by UNIQLO free of charge and play enthusiastically on official soccer pitches. "It felt like being a pro soccer player!" Every year, children come away from the festival with happy memories. UNIQLO will continue to provide children with opportunities to learn self-reliance and teamwork through fun sports activities.

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Children Participating in the Mini Soccer Festival

Original Uniforms Provided by UNIQLO Free of Charge

Support for the Arts and Culture

Partnership Between UNIQLO and the Museum of Modern Art (United States)

In 2013, UNIQLO launched UNIQLO Free Friday Nights, a joint program between UNIQLO and the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, which gives free admission to MoMA every Friday night for all visitors. In its current iteration, UNIQLO and MoMA provide free, extended-hours admission to New Yorkers on the first Friday of each month from 4-8 p.m. The event provides a special monthly evening for all ages that celebrates art, live entertainment, and New York City. The event allows the guests to explore the galleries and their creative side with drop-in drawing sessions, and see a film in MoMA's theaters. Over 3.25 million visitors have enjoyed complimentary admission to MoMA through the partnership.

Partnership with Tate (United Kingdom)

In 2021, UNIQLO launched a global partnership with Tate. UNIQLO and Tate's partnership began in 2016 with a series of special late-night events called UNIQLO Tate Lates, that offered access to latest exhibitions and displays, and free interactive workshops at Tate Modern alongside music provided by London-based online radio station NTS Radio. The main target audience of UNIQLO Tate Lates was young people, and the program attracted a total of more than 550,000 visitors over the four-year period.

Building on the success of the initial partnership with the gallery, UNIQLO concluded a global partnership with Tate in 2021. The new partnership aims to engage families through art-inspired activities and also to realize the joint development of UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) collection based on original designs inspired by Tate. UNIQLO Tate Play, a free family programme of participatory art enables people of all ages to get creative, learn, and playfully explore art together. The programme has engaged over 450,000 people with activities in Tate Modern alone since its launch in 2021.

Partnership with the Musée du Louvre (France)

UNIQLO formed a partnership with the Musée du Louvre in Paris. in 2021. The aim of the partnership is to convey the wonders of historical art to people around the world. Through the partnership, UNIQLO provides a variety of opportunities for people to experience art, such as a free admission program and the launch of a range of collaborative products featuring prominent pieces in the Louvre collection.

UNIQLO sponsors a Free Saturday Night free admission program along with a Mini Discovery Tour educational program, targeted primarily at families. The educational program consists of a 20-minute mini tour that is conducted at various spots around the museum on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. During the tour, museum staff introduce new perspectives to children and other visitors who are not familiar with art. Both UNIQLO sponsored events provide special opportunities for people to feel close to art.

As part of the partnership, in spring 2021, UNIQLO's graphic-art T-shirt brand, UT, launched the first Louvre Collection collaborative product.

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