We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Uniqlo, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the popular apparel brand that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: Uniqlo Awards 10 Japanese Students With Scholarships Every Year
Every single year, the company gives 10 Japanese graduate students a full-ride to either the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Fashion Institute of Technology, or the Parsons School of Design.
Number Seven: Its Founder Doesn’t Consider it a Fashion Company
It’s true! Uniqlo founder Tadashi Yanai sees the company as more tech-oriented than fashion-oriented.
Number Six: Of All the Countries That Have Uniqlo, Germany Has the Least
Disregarding countries that don’t have any Uniqlo locations, Germany has the fewest of all. There’s only one location, and it’s in Berlin. In contrast, Tokyo has 99.
Number Five: It Had a Hello Kitty Campaign
The company partnered with Sanrio in 2012 to make a campaign centering around Hello Kitty. The campaign was designed to raise awareness of cervical cancer.
Number Four: It’s Employs the Most Disabled People of Any Japanese Company
The company has no problem with disabilities, and this is evident in the fact that it has a higher percentage of disabled employees than any other company in Japan. Its worldwide goal is to hire at least one person with special needs for every store it has.
Number Three: The Company’s Most Profitable Day Was November 11, 2001
November 11, 2001, marked the opening day of the company’s Seoul location. In that day, the Seoul location alone brought in $1.16 million.
Number Two: The Sizes Have Changed Over Time
When the company first introduced locations in America, it upped the clothing sizes to match its heftier American market. However, after realizing that its customer base liked the smaller, Japanese sizes more, they changed the sizes back.
Number One: It Will Tailor Your Jeans for Free
If you buy jeans at Uniqlo for more than $20, you can get them tailored in-store for free! For jeans less than $20, there is a $5 fee. We hope you enjoyed our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Uniqlo!