New outerwear collectionmade with recycled materials

Global apparel retailer Uniqlo recently launched its a second collaboration collection with Japanese outdoor clothing brand White Mountaineering. This new LifeWear features recycled materials in two outerwear styles for people of all ages.

Recycled Hybrid Down Jacket (three colors available)

This jacket is filled with recycled down and feathers, sourced from used garments that customers have donated to stores. The sleeves and upper back employ padding to ensure warmth and ease of movement, while the wave quilting design enables stylish layering. The garment also features excellent water repellency and heat retention properties.

Fleece Full-Zip Long Sleeve Hoodie (four colors available)

A parka that includes a fleece component made from 100-percent recycled polyester, combining long-layered boa fleece and a smooth-surface fleece material. The garment’s convenient features include pockets on the left chest and waist, size adjusters at the hem and binder cuffs that make rolling up the sleeves easy.

Now available at select Uniqlo stores and

White Mountaineering was founded by Yosuke Aizawa, who was born in 1977. He launched the White Mountaineering brand in 2006 after graduating from the Department of Product and Textile Design at Tama Art University. He has been presenting collections at Paris Fashion Week since 2016 and continues to design for various international brands. He is an affiliate professor at Tama Art University and Tohoku University of Art and Design.

Uniqlo always has the initiative to recycle and reuse all of its merchandise. Through this program, Uniqlo collects garments worn by customers and distributes them to people in need around the world, including at refugee camps and in disaster-stricken areas. Unwearable clothing is recycled into fuel or materials including clothing. The Recycled Hybrid Down Jacket represents a new RE.UNIQLO initiative to recycle clothing into clothing.