Uniqlo Sells Second-Hand Clothes at Harajuku Shop
17:19 JST, October 12, 2023
TOKYO, Oct. 11 (Jiji Press) — Casual wear retailer Uniqlo Co. started selling pre-owned clothes at its store in the Harajuku district in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward on Wednesday.
As part of the Fast Retailing Co. unit’s product recycling effort, the event will be held until Oct. 22.
Uniqlo has been collecting its old clothes from customers. In the project to resell some of those returned products, the company makes available two types of clothes at the store: thoroughly cleaned items for reuse, and products dyed and made look vintage.
Among items for reuse, a fleece sells for ¥1,000 and cashmere knitwear for ¥3,000, some 30 pct of new products’ prices.
Dyed clothes include T-shirts, priced at ¥1,990 per unit, and casual shirts, at ¥2,990.
Products from the early 2000s are being sold as well, allowing customers to enjoy colors and shapes unique to that time.
Also available is a service in which patches chosen by customers are applied to clothes purchased by them, costing ¥500 per patch.
Uniqlo has been donating collected old products to refugee camps. But because so many such clothes have been returned, the company finds it necessary to enhance efforts to recycle and sell them domestically.
"BUSINESS" POPULAR ARTICLE
Japan’s Economy Contracts as Demand Wanes
Japan Railway Operators Eye Net-zero CO2 Emissions Via Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains
3 Japan Railway Firms to Introduce System to Pay Fare by Tapping Credit Card at Ticket Gates
Suntory’s Hibiki Whiskey Price Planned to Increase by 125％; Demand Higher than Production
Energy Challenges / High Electricity Bills Overshadow Digitalization in Japan
JN ACCESS RANKING
- Japan’s Economy Contracts as Demand Wanes
- Sardines and Mackerels Blanket Beach in Hokkaido; Local Fishermen ‘Never Seen This Many’
- Tsunami observed in Japanese coast after the earthquake near Philippines (UPDATE2)
- Autumn in Full Swing in Kyoto
- Japan Railway Operators Eye Net-zero CO2 Emissions Via Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains