Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Uniqlo to start Recycling Initiative in US, UK & France
Uniqlo to start Recycling Initiative in US, UK & France
26
Aug '11
UNIQLO will introduce its All-Product Recycling Initiative at its stores in the US, UK and France from September 1, 2011. UNIQLO began its Fleece Recycling Campaign in Japan in September 2001 as part of its corporate social responsibility activities. In 2006, the project was expanded to include all UNIQLO products and the name was changed to the All-Product Recycling Initiative. Global expansion was the next step, as UNIQLO introduced the project in South Korea in March 2011.

UNIQLO has collected more than 11,510,000 articles of clothing (as of July 2011) since it launched the All-Product Recycling Initiative in 2006. The company aims to eventually introduce this project in every country of operation. UNIQLO will also continue to work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other organizations, so it can continue to donate clothing from its customers and pass on their goodwill to refugee camps and others in need.

At UNIQLO, we believe it is our corporate social responsibility to maximize the value and usefulness of the truly great clothing we produce by collecting, reusing and recycling all of our products. When we launched the All-Product Recycling Initiative in 2006, we initially intended to recycle clothing for industrial use. However, most of the items we received from our customers were still wearable, so we shifted our focus from recycling to reuse and began donating the items we had collected to refugee and IDP camps throughout the world.

Over the last five years, we have provided 4.23 million items as aid to refugees and survivors of disasters, and have offered support to pregnant women and single mothers. With the cooperation and support of our global partners -- including the UNHCR, the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) and the Japan Relief Clothing Center (JRCC) -- the All-Product Recycling Initiative will continue to evolve on a day-to-day basis.

UNIQLO will continue to offer assistance throughout the world by providing truly great clothing to people in need.

The scope of the All-Product Recycling Initiative will expand on September 1, 2011 to include UNIQLO stores in the US, UK and France. As in Japan, clothing collected at UNIQLO's US stores will be donated to refugee and IDP camps through the cooperation of the UNHCR. In the UK and France, clothing collected through this initiative will be distributed to homeless individuals by local NGOs.

UNIQLO


Must ReadView All

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

Textiles | On 16th Dec 2017

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved a special...

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Following the ongoing crackdown in Cambodia on the opposition and...

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

US retailers’ ability to offer consumers quality products at...

Interviews View All

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Darshan Mehta
Infinium Polychem

We are spending double digit figures on R&D

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search