July 19,2022, New York, New York—Global apparel retailer UNIQLO today announces the launch of ten new designs for PEACE FOR ALL, a charity T-shirt project from UT (UNIQLO T-shirt), which uses T-shirts as a blank canvas for everyone to express their individuality.
The project, first launched on June 17 of this year with the aim of raising funds to support peace efforts by selling T-shirts with designs that convey a desire for peace, has received tremendous support from customers. The ten new UTs expand the range of colour variations and will be available for purchase worldwide on Friday, July22. UNIQLO parent company Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. will donate all profits from sales, no less than 20%of the sales price of each T-shirt, to organizations that provide humanitarian aid to those affected by poverty, discrimination, violence, conflict,and natural disasters.
In ever more uncertain times, we need to do all we can to support those who need it most. The fashion community must work together to make the best possible contribution to society that it can.
Designer / Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson established JW ANDERSON in 2008. At first an elaborate collection of accessories, it quickly evolved to offer ready-to-wear and attracted attention enabling the fledgling label to show on-schedule during the 2008 London Fashion Week season. JW Anderson is now regarded as one of London’s most innovative and forward-thinking brands. UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON first launched in 2017 Fall/Winter.
Achieving PEACE FOR ALL may not be easy, but there is a simple place to start: There is no peace without love. Each dot in my design represents a nation on Planet Earth, with the hope that one day, we will think of ourselves as one humanity bound by love.
Creative Director / Named in Creativity Magazine’s Annual “Creativity 50” as well as one of “the Top 25 Most Creative People in Advertising” in Forbes Magazine. Founding Partner of I&CO, a Business Invention Firm in NY and Tokyo.
Collecting and melding disjointed individual pieces into one creates a large presence and power. I created this design thinking that if everyone could transmit even tiny pieces of positive energy in their own way, then the world would move in a better direction.
Collage Artist, Graphic Designer, Art Director / Born in 1979 in Hiroshima Prefecture. As a collage artist, he has collaborated with a variety of artists and held solo and group exhibitions throughout Japan and internationally. His varied work includes graphics for clothing brands, book covers, advertisement designs, and artistic direction for CD and DVD packaging.
Whenever I play wheelchair tennis in different places around the world, I am always struck by the power of sports that enables us to mutually respect and challenge other players and enjoy the vocal support from the crowd, unfettered by national borders. I hope as many people as possible get to experience the wonder of sharing emotions when watching or playing sports themselves. That desire inspired me to participate in this project.
Professional wheelchair tennis player / The king and pioneer of wheelchair tennis. He has the record being the first wheelchair tennis player to complete a Grand Slam. He has earned 4 gold medals at the Paralympics, 28 Grand Slam Singles titles, and 21 Doubles titles.
Along with peace and love, as a golfer, I hope for all things being “par.” Everything should be good, equal, and calm.
Professional golfer / Adam Scott was born on July 16, 1980 in Adelaide, Australia. He is one of the world’s top golfers with the most consecutive starts as an active player. In April 2013, just after becoming a Global Brand Ambassador for UNIQLO, he became the first Australian to win a Masters championship. He established the Adam Scott Foundation in 2005, providing education opportunities for children and young people.
I wanted to create a design that would represent how we are all connected to the earth and to each other. Our own joy also contains the joy of others. When we bring peace to others, we can also bring peace to ourselves. And when we are all free to be joyful, the world is a more colorful, and a more abundant place.
Designer / UK-born fashion designer, Hana Tajima is changing the way women dress all over the world. Her contemporary, functional designs, which are both culturally sensitive and extremely versatile, continue garnering international attention.
What can I do? The first thing that springs to mind is to put my all into PLAYing tennis and to enjoy it. I want to give hope to as many people as I can and encourage their dreams by determining to play my very best and always remembering to enjoy tennis. I hope that my tennis and everyone else’s PLAY will put a smile on more people’s faces.
Professional tennis player / History maker and pride of his homeland. First Japanese player to make the finals at the US Open, enter the top 4 in world rankings, and win an Olympic medal in 96 years.
I’ve interacted with people from different countries through snowboarding and skateboarding since I was a child and I’ve learned a lot. It’s great that you can enjoy an exciting session with a single board, regardless of what country you are from. Times like that make me wish we could all live our daily lives without forgetting to respect each other.
Professional Snowboarder, Skateboarder / Olympic snowboarding, and skateboarding star. At 15, he became the youngest Japanese medalist ever at the Winter Olympics. Gold medalist for snowboarding at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
I’ve told myself to “never stop challenging” ever since I started playing wheelchair tennis. I would consider it as an honor if my efforts and my passion helped to motivate others and inspired them to continue pushing themselves in the face of challenges in life. It is with this in mind that I have decided to participate in this project.
Professional wheelchair tennis player / Wheelchair tennis star. Made history for being part of the first pair to complete a Men’s doubles wheelchair tennis Grand Slam. 2-time Singles and 19-time Doubles Grand Slam Champion. Paralympic medals in gold, silver, and bronze.
This design’s combination of the peace symbol of the dove with two hands expresses our desire to “care.” If we want peace for all, we must question our lifestyles and materialistic values. This means we need to relearn how to care for the planet. With time, we can protect biodiversity and create decent, sustainable living conditions. This change is possible. It is just a matter of good will.
Designer / Christophe Lemaire has been designing his namesake collection since 1991. He has also served as Artistic Director of Lacoste and Artistic Director of women’s ready-to-wear at Hermès. In 2015, he partnered with UNIQLO, resulting in the UNIQLO AND LEMAIRE collaboration collections for Fall/Winter 2015 and Spring/Summer 2016. Christophe Lemaire was appointed Artistic Director of the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center in 2016, where he and his handpicked team of designers create the Uniqlo U collection.