"Re. Uniqlo Studio" will operate in Tokyo until the end of March 2023.
Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo continues to expand its sustainable initiatives around the world. After launching in September repair and clothing bureaus in London and New York, the company is finally introducing a "second life" clothing service in its home country.
The new space, "Re. Uniqlo Studio" has opened at the Chitosedai Uniqlo store in Tokyo's Setagaya district. The bureau employs specially trained employees who repair items from Uniqlo collections that are in disrepair. All items are accepted for repair, regardless of the date of purchase. Prices for garment repair services range from ¥500 to ¥1,500, the equivalent of $3.50 to $10.
In addition, "Re. Uniqlo Studio" offers its customers to remake purchased items, giving them a new, current look. Such services also cost from $3.5. The seamstresses working in the store can personalize items of clothing by transferring hand-drawn illustrations to it, as well as adding inscriptions and logos.
The experimental clothing restoration and alteration studio will operate in Tokyo until the end of March 2023. Perhaps by then, the Japanese brand will establish itself with its new initiative in other flagship stores around the world.