Uniqlo is global with a capital “G”
Uniqlo’s parent company is one of the largest apparel companies in the world today, and there are over 1,600 Uniqlo stores worldwide (850 in Japan alone!). This October, Belgium will become the latest country to say “hallo” to its first store.
They give back
As if giving the world like 50 colors of socks wasn’t enough (yeah, they have 50 sock colors), Uniqlo stacks up charitable initiatives almost as high as they do clothing varieties. Since 2001 they’ve collected over 23 million used clothing items for reuse as part of their All-Product Recycling Initiative, almost half of which they donate to refugees in need worldwide. In 2014, Uniqlo enlisted 150 volunteers from their US stores to support and restore areas of their local communities in need. Plus, they just launched a new campaign to collect 10 million pieces of clothing around the world to support the refugee crisis. Class act, Uniqlo.
Some of their execs started at the store level
According to Uniqlo, three months is how quickly their average employee can be considered for promotion. Don't believe it? Take these guys for example, who all started off on the sales floor and are now directors, regional managers of multiple stores, and even executives.