UNIQLO is revitalizing old clothes by giving customers a place to mend their worn and torn items instead of throwing them away with a new repair shop in Japan.
Uniqlo encourages people not to buy clothes too often, but instead to extend the life of their products. The show started in Germany before spreading to the UK, US, Taiwan and Singapore. And it first heads to Tokyo's Chitose Dai Uniqlo in Setagaya Ward.
Any item that has been purchased at UNIQLO a customer can use the service used to repair holes, missing buttons and frayed upper edges. Uniqlo also offers tools, including embroidery of words and logos, and a special ScanNCut machine that transfers hand-drawn photographs and images onto fabric. However, the fashion retailer notes that some edits may not be possible.
The price is 500 yen and can go up to 1,500 yen (US$3.40 to US$10.20) and the staff will try to complete it as soon as possible depending on the order that day it can be 1 day or longer.
The show is in Tokyo and runs from now until March 31, 2023.