If you’ve been into the UNIQLO store recently, you may have noticed that there is now a clothing recycling box. UNIQLO are using these boxes to take clothing donations which they can then donate to people in need around the world.
To make this possible, UNIQLO have partnered with Goods For Good, a UK-based charity who distribute donated clothing and hygiene products to the people that need them the most. This important partnership helps UNIQLO reach those beset by poverty, tragedy or disaster by donating life-changing goods which help restore dignity and hope in vulnerable communities around the world. As of 2019, UNIQLO globally donated 36.57 million items across 72 countries to refugees, disaster victims and socially vulnerable groups.
These clothes come from sample stock and donations from UNIQLO customers. These are distributed throughout families in Eastern Europe, the Philippines and refugee camps in Northern Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. Goods For Good have helped over 2 million people so far and continue to deliver essential items to wherever in the world they’re needed most.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Recycling boxes can be found at UNIQLO Angel, as well as UNIQLO stores across the country. Please bear in mind the following before you donate:
- All UNIQLO items are accepted for recycling.
- Please wash your clothes prior to donation to ensure items are delivered in the best possible condition.
- Please make sure personal belongings are not unintentionally bundled with donations.