UNIQLO Opens Repair Workshop In Tokyo To Breathe New Life Into Old Threads
By Nicole Rodrigues, 10 Nov 2022
UNIQLO is giving old clothes a second life with a new repair studio in Japan, where customers can patch up worn and torn items instead of discarding them.
Re. Uniqlo Studio is here to discourage people from buying clothes so often and instead extend the longevity of their pieces. The program began in Germany before spreading to the UK, the US, Taiwan, and Singapore. Now, it is heading to Tokyo’s Chitosedai Uniqlo in Setagaya Ward for the first time.
The service can be used to mend holes, lost buttons, and frayed edges on any item bought from UNIQLO in the past. The workshop also provides customization, including embroidering words, logos, and a ScanNCut machine, which can transfer photos and hand-drawn images onto fabric. However, the fashion retailer does note that some of the customizations might not be available for licensed goods.
Repairs and work will begin at 500 yen and can reach up to 1,500 yen (US$3.40 to US$10.20), and the staff will try to get it done within the day but, depending on how busy it is, may take longer.
So if you find yourself in Tokyo between now and March 31, 2023, and happen to have your holey UNIQLO shirts with you, why not bring them down and give them a second chance in your wardrobe?
[via Hypebeast and SoraNews24, images via various sources]
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