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UNIQLO Malaysia Donates Used Clothes To Homeless In Kuala Lumpur

UNIQLO Malaysia Donates Used Clothes To Homeless In Kuala Lumpur

The clothing corner was set up at Pusat Transit Gelandangan KL.

Tasneem Nazari

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For the homeless, clothes are often the only thing protecting them from the harsh weather and environment outside. 

This means that their clothes get dirty and ruin quickly. Having a set of clean clothes to change into can help the homeless look more presentable, maybe even help them secure employment.

Which is why UNIQLO Malaysia’s effort to clothe the homeless is such a wonderful initiative.

UNIQLO Malaysia’s clothing corner at Pusat Transit Gelandangan Kuala Lumpur. (Credit: Facebook/UNIQLO Malaysia)

The company recently set up a clothing corner at the Homeless Transit Centre in Kuala Lumpur. The clothes are made up of those donated by UNIQLO’s customers and include casualwear, sportswear, and formal workwear.

They announced the programme launch on Facebook, saying that the effort was aimed to help the homeless who are trying to restart their lives by looking for employment opportunities with the help of the transit centre.

The post has since been shared over 2,000 times and garnered almost 6,000 reactions from the public.

In the comments, people praised UNIQLO for their charitable contributions.

UNIQLO’s All-Product Recycling Initiative is a key activity implemented globally by the company. Aimed to maximise the use of clothing that their customers no longer wear, the company provides donation boxes at their stores where customers can drop their old clothes. UNIQLO then distributes the collected clothing to those in need.

The project started in 2006 when UNIQLO recycled donated clothing as material for the textile industry. However, as most of the items received from customers were still wearable and in good condition, the company extended the value of the donated clothes by sharing them with those in need instead.

In Malaysia, the All-Product Recycling Initiative started in 2014, where UNIQLO Malaysia collected used clothes from their customers and donated them to the refugee community in the country in support with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

UNIQLO Malaysia recycling process during its humble beginnings in 2014. (Credit: UNIQLO Malaysia)

If you’re interested in donating clothes yourself, you can bring clean UNIQLO products you no longer wear to any UNIQLO store during their operating hours on any day of the year. Place the used clothing in the recycling box in the store, or ask for assistance from any of their staff.

UNIQLO Recycling Boxes are available in-store for customers to donate old clothing. (Credit: UNIQLO Malaysia)

For more information, check out UNIQLO Malaysia’s website.

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