Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo has launched its second Re.Uniqlo Studio in Singapore. Situated at Level 3 of its Orchard Central Global Flagship store, this latest outpost comes after the pilot initiative rolled out at its Ang Mo Kio outlet in March this year.
The Studio is part of the brand’s Re.Uniqlo programme that aims to enable customers to extend the longevity of their Uniqlo apparel through its four guiding principles: repair, remake, reuse and recycle. Say you’ve got a loose hem or button, broke a belt loop or ripped a seam – you can head to the Studio any day of the week to get your item fixed at a flat fee of just $5. And after seven days, your clothes are ready for you to collect.
As part of their mission to educate customers on the value of upcycling and reparation of clothes, Re.Uniqlo Studio will also organise workshops and talks.
The mending service is helmed by Uniqlo staff who had undergone training with Haute Alteration Initiative, a local social enterprise started by Josephine Ng that provides marginalised women with garment alteration and repair skills.
The Custom Corner where the mending service is located was opened recently on Sep 26 offering personalisation work such as an embroidery service for you to decorate a Uniqlo apparel and a T-shirt printing service that lets customers select or bring their own designs. The Orchard Central flagship is currently the only Uniqlo outlet in Singapore to have a designated space with such services.
“We believe that we have an important responsibility not only to produce and sell apparels that our customers can wear for a long time, but also to educate them on ways to maximise the value of these apparels,” says Hwee Lee, the senior director of sustainability of Uniqlo Singapore in a statement.