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Last Updated: 2011.05.24

Save Japan! UT T-shirts Featuring Celebrity Messages to Yield Nearly 100 Million Yen Relief Contribution

Save Japan! UT T-shirts
-- Messages from Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman and Others--

UNIQLO Co., Ltd.
to Japanese

UNIQLO will market a line of Save Japan! UT T-shirts with words of encouragement from major global celebrities. Proceeds from the line totaling approximately 100 million yen will be donated to help individuals affected by the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake. This is the latest initiative from UNIQLO, which jumped into action immediately following the March 11 earthquake, launching a number of initiatives to help those affected by the disaster.

The Save Japan UT! project was made possible with help from the Condé Nast Group, the publisher of Vogue Japan and GQ Japan. UNIQLO has undertaken the project with Condé Nast, a cosponsor of the disaster relief information website Save Japan!, which was launched soon after the earthquake to supply information on area-specific relief efforts. Condé Nast has gathered the 10 celebrity messages to be carried on these limited edition T-shirts. Projected profits of approximately 100 million yen from the initiative will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society to help those affected by the earthquake.

Save Japan! UT shirts will hit UNIQLO stores worldwide on June 25. The 10 variations will come in sizes ranging from extra small to extra large and be priced 1,500 yen, including tax.

Celebrities providing messages for the Save Japan! UT Project

Artist / ProfileT-shirtMessage
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is a major fashion icon and a singer-songwriter, known for her 2008 hit album The Fame. A charity bracelet she designed after the Great East Japan Earthquake was an immediate sensation, generating over 100 million yen in just two weeks.
T-shirt image I just wanted to send all of my love and support on behalf of myself as well as monsters from around the world.
We have been praying and thinking of you.
I want you to know that you can always call on me for help and we have already been doing everything that we can to send relief to all of you.
We will be praying. Aishitemasu minnanotameni inotte imasu.
I love you and I'm praying for you.
Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2001 film Moulin Rouge, as well as another Oscar and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work in the 2003 film The Hours. She has served as Australia's UNICEF goodwill ambassador since 1994.
T-shirt image Support Japan.
Give a hand to Japan.
Victoria Beckham
(Creative Director)

Victoria Beckham got her big break as a member of the Spice Girls, one of the best-known pop groups of the 1990s. The singer, actress and model is also active as a fashion designer. She and her husband, soccer star David Beckham, have three children and are expecting a girl this summer.
T-shirt image As a family we send our thoughts and prayers to the people of Japan.
Your dignity in the face of such tragedy has been truly inspirational.
Love and hope.
Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper is one of the biggest pop icons of the 1980s, with a Grammy and an Emmy Award to her name. She is known for her interest in Japan and she participated in charitable activities in the wake of the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995. She also toured Japan immediately after the March 11 earthquake and held concerts to encourage the victims of the disaster, as well as a donation drive.
T-shirts image It's one planet.
We are all interconnected.
My heart is with you.
Orlando Bloom

Since his international breakthrough The Lord of the Rings in 1998, Orlando Bloom has starred in epics such as Troy and The Pirates of the Caribbean series. He is known for actively participating in charitable activities, and that reputation led to him being selected as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
T-shirts image Through struggle we unite and overcome.
Karl Lagerfeld
(Chanel / Artistic Director)

Legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld is renowned for his work as the artistic director of Chanel, where he has produced designs since 1983. He has worked in fashion since he was 17 years old, and also started working for Fendi in 1967. As a fashion superstar and highly regarded photographer, Lagerfeld's words and actions are always in the spotlight.
T-shirts image Hope and courage
Charlize Theron

Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is one of the great known actresses of our time. Theron captivated audiences as female serial killer Aileen Wuornos, for which she won the Academy Award. Charlize will next be seen in Jason Reitman's upcoming film, Young Adult. Currently, Charlize is filming Prometheus directed by Ridley Scott. Her foundation, the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project has done incredible work with HIV/ AIDS and education in her native country South Africa.
T-shirts image It is in the most difficult moments that we can show our bravest self.
Blake Lively

Blake Lively is an American actress who shot to fame as Serena van der Woodsen on the TV series Gossip Girl. Since the program began in 2007, she has garnered a wealth of attention as a trendsetter. One of the most popular and influential celebrities among young women, Lively has graced the cover of many fashion magazines, including Vogue.
T-shirts image Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.
Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow won the Academy Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and other honors for her work in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love. She is married to Chris Martin, the vocalist of popular British rock band Coldplay. Paltrow is always in the spotlight as a fashion and lifestyle icon.
T-shirts image One World
In it together
Your strength
Strengthens us
Alber Elbaz
(Lanvin / Artistic Director)

Alber Elbaz is the artistic director of Lanvin. He is known as a elegant designer, who has long enjoyed unwavering popularity, received the Council of Fashion Designers of America's International Award in 2005. Elbaz has worked as artistic director at Lanvin since 2001.
T-shirts image With all my heart to Japan.


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