In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., will donate US$300,000 from sales of bras, bra tops, and short panties made at its UNIQLO and GU stores during a dedicated campaign.

The donation will be made to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in support of a Livelihood Support Project for refugee women in Bangladesh.

This project to support the livelihoods of Rohingya refugee women was launched in September 2022 in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh. In cooperation with Fast Retailing Group’s manufacturing partners, 1000 women will receive training in sewing skills for reusable cloth sanitary napkins and other daily necessities for which a continuous supply is essential.

After completing the training, women take part in manufacturing the items and receive stipends as volunteers, meeting their basic needs for sanitary goods and other necessities in the camp as well as building their skills and bolstering their livelihood opportunities.

This is Fast Retailing’s first financial donation on International Women’s Day to support projects for women. The company believes the project exemplifies the spirit of UNIQLO and GU, as it focuses on “Helping women smile, all around the world”.