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Who we are

Uniqlo makes clothes for life : clothes that change the world

History


Discover the milestones of Uniqlo’s story

Brand concept


Inspire the world to dress casual

Business


The first company in Japan to establish an SPA

Vision & mission


Developing Products of Exceptionally High Quality

CSR commitment


Making the World a Better Place

1949


Our History starts here, when the Men’s Shop Ogori Shoji was founded in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

1984


UNIQLO’s first location, the Fukuromachi Store, opens in Hiroshima

1998


UNIQLO’s 1,900-yen fleece campaign generating a high level of public interest.

The UNIQLO the Harajuku Store opens in Tokyo, the first urban UNIQLO store.

2001


First overseas UNIQLO store opens in London as the first step toward global expansion.

2006


UNIQLO the New York Soho Store opens as the brand’s first global flagship store

2007


UNIQLO the 311 Oxford Street Store opens in London as the brand’s second global flagship store

2009


UNIQLO the Paris Opera Store opens in France as the brand’s third global flagship store

2010


The First UNIQLO Russia store opens in Moscow

Agrees to establish a joint venture with GRAMEEN Bank to pursue a social business intiative in Bangladesh

2012


Appoints Novak Djokovic as Global Brand Ambassador

2014


First UNIQLO Germany store (global flagship store) opens in Berlin

History


Discover the milestones of Uniqlo’s story

Brand concept


Inspire the world to dress casual

Business


The first company in Japan to establish an SPA

Vision & mission


Developing Products of Exceptionally High Quality

CSR commitment


Making the World a Better Place

Iconic product: ULTRA LIGHT DOWN TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

Iconic product: ULTRA LIGHT DOWN TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE


The elimination of down packs greatly contributes to the lightness of Ultra Light Down. By stuffing the feathers directly into one highly dense piece of fabric instead, we have dramatically reduced the weight of Ultra Light Down – making it lighter than ever.

 

With Ultra Light Down being so light, you would never expect the level of warmth it offers. We have struck a balance of providing garments which offer amazing warmth and surprising lightness, without any trade off or compromise. But don’t take our word for it: try it and experience the lightness and warmth for yourself. You will be glad that you did.

LIFEWEAR

LIFEWEAR


What first began as an everyday wear, Uniqlo has reinvented in Japan as “LifeWear”. LifeWear isn’t disposable clothing but perfect components made with quality. We create LifeWear by evolving the ordinary, producing big and small innovations that benefit our customers everyday. LifeWear. Simple made better.

PACKABLE PORTABILITY

PACKABLE PORTABILITY


Every Ultra Light Down garment comes with a pouch for compact storage and portability, allowing you to fold your jacket up, pack it into its pouch and carry it with you wherever you go.

 

This portability of Ultra Light Down purposes it into an essential that you won’t leave home without. You may not always need it, but it’s there in case you do. Sitting un-obtrusively in your bag or be key-chained / karabina hooked to your waist, transforming it into a daily essential along with your keys, wallet and mobile phone. There with you every step of the way, whether you wear it or not.

Iconic product: HEATTECH LINE

Iconic product: HEATTECH LINE


The world needed a better solution against the cold and UNIQLO decided to find it by challenging common sense. After years of working with the world-class textile manufacturer Toray and creating over ten thousand samples, we came up with a totally new material to fight the cold.

This solution came in the form of a cutting-edge fabric which takes body heat and stores it within air pockets deep within the fibres to keep the wearer warm. This is HEATTECH.

The connotation with ‘thermal wear’ has always been thickness. But UNIQLO turned it around by asking the following question : Why not make it as thin as possible? This formed the basis of HEATTECH. With garments as thin as 0.55mm, you can keep the warmth closer than ever.

Iconic product: AIRISM

Iconic product: AIRISM


SMOOTH TEXTURE

Ultra fine fibres provide a smooth texture, which is soft to the touch. Fitting you like a second skin.

QUICK DRYING

The fine micro fibres within AIRism allow body heat and moisture to escape. Quickly drying away sweat and perspiration.

STRETCH COMFORT

The elasticity of AIRism provides a perfect fit – fitting you like a second skin, without compromising movement or maneuverability.

ODOUR NEUTRALIZING

AIRism undergoes a special treatment process which neutralises odours.

ABSORBTION

AIRism is fully breathable. Absorbing moisture and perspiration and releasing it through the garment to leave you feeling cool and comfortable.

COOL TOUCH

AIRism provides a cooling sensation which is felt the second it comes in contact with your skin.

ANTI-BACTERIAL

The fibres of AIRism undergo a special process which prevents the growth of bacteria, thereby eliminating unwanted odours.

History


Discover the milestones of Uniqlo’s story

Brand concept


Inspire the world to dress casual

Business


The first company in Japan to establish an SPA

Vision & mission


Developing Products of Exceptionally High Quality

CSR commitment


Making the World a Better Place

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR BUSINESS:

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR BUSINESS:


A MODERN COMPANY

A MODERN COMPANY


UNIQLO was the first company in Japan to establish an SPA (Specialty store retailer of Private label Apparel)* model encompassing all stages of the business – from design and production to final sale. By continuously refining its SPA model, UNIQLO successfully differentiates itself from other companies by developing unique products. We quickly make adjustments to production to reflect the latest sales trends and to minimize store operation costs. This is how we, at UNIQLO, provide such high-quality clothing at such reasonable prices.

History


Discover the milestones of Uniqlo’s story

Brand concept


Inspire the world to dress casual

Business


The first company in Japan to establish an SPA

Vision & mission


Developing Products of Exceptionally High Quality

CSR commitment


Making the World a Better Place

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR STRATEGY:

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR STRATEGY:


OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION


We are a modern Japanese company that inspires the world to dress casually. We have enjoyed strong growth and now have worldwide operations, topping a network of more than 1450 stores. With accessible prices, superior quality and versatile style, by changing clothes, we believe that we can change conventional wisdom and change the world.

OUR VISION

OUR VISION


Our vision is bold; to become the number 1 clothes retailer in the world. We truly believe that this dream can be achieved through providing the best customer service experience on the high street. UNIQLO’s business is, and has always been, customer-driven, and customer-first.

Products, stores, services, people, management. Everything we do – centers around the individual who wears the clothes.

History


Discover the milestones of Uniqlo’s story

Brand concept


Inspire the world to dress casual

Business


The first company in Japan to establish an SPA

Vision & mission


Developing Products of Exceptionally High Quality

CSR commitment


Making the World a Better Place

GRAMEEN UNIQLO

GRAMEEN UNIQLO


A social business, aims to strengthen local communities and encourage economic development in Bengladesh

OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION


The Fast Retailing Group’s mission, as stated under its FR Way corporate philosophy, is to use the power of clothing to enrich people’s lives and benefit society.

To fulfill this mission, FR must fully integrate its CSR and business activities, listen and respond to the voices of all stakeholders around the world, and use its daily operations to make the world a better place.

UNIQLO RECYCLE

UNIQLO RECYCLE


We have collected over 32 million used clothing items for reuse or recycling in cooperation whit our customers as part of our All-Product Recycling Initiative

OUR PROJECT

OUR PROJECT


Environment

Through the Japan Setouchi Olive Foundation we have planted more than 150,000 trees to help Teshima Island and other Setouchi areas recover from toxic waste that devastated its ecology in the 1980s. In January 2013 we committed to eliminating hazardous chemicals from our production process and the whole product lifecycle by 2020.

 

Social Business

In 2011 we established Grameen UNIQLO, a social business, together with Grameen Bank to strengthen local communities and encourage economic development in Bangladesh. The first Grameen UNIQLO stores opened in the capital city of Dhaka in July 2013 and as of May 2014 there were seven Grameen UNIQLO stores.

 

Youth

Together with professional tennis player Novak Djokovic, UNIQLO has launched a project called “Clothes for Smiles”, a fund that brings hopes and dreams to disadvantaged children. We are also helping raise tomorrow’s leaders by establishing scholarships at renown universities in the US, Bangladesh and elsewhere.