Uniqlo isn’t just based in Japan — it’s downright ubiquitous over there. We’ve even shopped at a Uniqlo in a Tokyo subway station! Regardless, it’s still amazing that the retailer is donating $25.6 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society to aid in disaster relief.
The donation breaks down as such: $17 million of it is in cash ($12 million of which is coming directly from CEO Tadashi Yanai) and $8.6 million is in clothing. Since warm clothing is in high demand, all of the items will come from their HeatTech line, and will include innerwear, outerwear, jean and towels. In addition, drop-off boxes will be available in Uniqlo stores so costumers can make their own donations.