UNIQLO announced that it is opening five new stores and refreshing two of its existing stores, bringing its local store count to 31 stores.
UNIQLO first opened in Singapore at Tampines in 2009. This year, residents at Ang Mo Kio and Clementi can look forward to upcoming store openings in the first half of 2022!
Community Partnership Projects & Sustainability
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UNIQLO’s first neighbourhood store that will pilot community partnership projects and sustainability initiatives will open its doors at 51 @ Ang Mo Kio (AMK), a standalone building nestled in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, at the end of the first quarter of 2022.
The new store is designed with an inclusive shopping environment for everyone across generations and needs.
Spanning 1,297 square metres, the store will be a test bed for new inclusive in-store features, such as a wheelchair-friendly fitting room, community partnership projects, and sustainability initiatives.
Working closely with Special Education Schools and social service organisations, UNIQLO is the first retailer in Singapore to offer customers with special needs an assisted shopping experience during their preferred time slots via advanced booking. In the spirit of inclusion, this special session is held during operating hours. For special cases, slots can be booked for pre store-opening hours, where lights are dimmed and music muted, with assistance provided by store staff. UNIQLO staff will be specially trained to assist with the shopping experience.
Continuing its path towards sustainability, the retail brand will also debut the UNIQLO Repair Studio in store - the first permanent offering in Asia - to extend the life cycle of one’s well-loved UNIQLO clothing which benefits both the wearer and the environment. The studio will offer basic on-site repairs such as replacing fallen buttons, mending split seams and patching torn pockets. The UNIQLO staff, who are supporting the repair service, will undergo training with a professional alteration service provider.
UNIQLO Repair Studio is a part of the Re.UNIQLO programme, which contributes towards a circular economy through recycling, reusing and reducing waste. Under this initiative, the company collects pre-worn UNIQLO items from customers to be recycled as part of new products. In the process, waste and resource consumption are reduced throughout product life cycles. The Down Recycling Project, which launched in 2020, was the first initiative under the Re.UNIQLO banner to produce new items from recycled UNIQLO clothes.