About The Blogger

My name is Tammy Lim and I am an award winning blogger from Top 10 Malaysia Magazine and Cleo Malaysia Magazine. I have been blogging since 2008 and I am also the founder of a local Malaysian beauty & lifestyle community called The Butterfly Project. People often tell me that I'm a wonder woman, but in reality - if it's something you love, you can do wonders.

When I'm not wondering, I'll be on my computer searching for the next fountain of youth or hunting down a fantastic deal. I'm also a shopaholic, wanderluster, spa enthusiast and proud hipster who loves planning special occasions and surprises for her loved ones.
  • Top 10 Female Bloggers in Malaysia Award
  • Cleo's Next Top Blogger Malaysia Award
  • Founder of The Butterfly Project Malaysia

  • Recycle Your Clothes at UNIQLO Malaysia


    You can now recycle your clothes at UNIQLO Malaysia

    Did You Know? Through the RE:UNIQLO project You can now recycle your clothes at UNIQLO Malaysia who'll collect and give them to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and nonprofit / non-government organizations around the globe or locally where communities may have a second life with the clothes. The clothes need to be in good clean condition before you donate them. 

    UNIQLO Malaysia on Sustainability

    What is 'good clothing' when it comes to the environment, people and society for the fast-fashion industry? UNIQLO Malaysia recently launch a media-zoom conference sharing its efforts on sustainability towards the year 2030 not just through its course in the world but how these changes are also being replicated and/or customized towards each country locally. 

    Yuki Yamada, CEO of UNIQLO Malaysia & Singapore said: “Our world is facing severe problems in the form of climate change, resource depletion, human rights and refugee issues and widening global income inequality. As one of the leading global apparel companies, we see it as our duty to proactively respond to society’s needs and help resolve pressing environmental and social issues. While we grow our business, we must ensure it progresses in tandem with sustainability.”

    UNIQLO Malaysia's Sustainability Director Evelyn Tan
    is taking a strong stand in making the world a better place with the Power of Clothing based on the LifeWear concept.

    “UNIQLO is synonymous with LifeWear, a concept that describes our business of providing everyday clothing with an emphasis on quality, design, and price for people around the world to help improve their lives. Driven by our intent to transit to a new business model that encompasses both sustainability and business growth, we want to do more with the clothing we produce besides delivering its intrinsic values to our customers. So, we need to ensure it meets the definition of “good clothing” from the standpoint of the environment, people, and society,” she said.

    HOW? Exactly? Read on if you're curious.

    1. Key Initiatives: Making Good Clothes that are Better for the Environment
    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions at UNIQLO stores & office
      - 50% of carbon emissions from electricity at all stores are currently offset through the redemption of renewable energy certificates.
      - 100% LED lighting and reduced the amount of lighting.
      - Target to offset 100% of carbon emission from electricity by 2023.

    • Introduce products with increased proportion of recycled materials
      - Since 2019, UNIQLO has increasingly introduced recycled materials into its products.
      - Globally, UNIQLO aims to increase proportion of recycled materials to approximately 50% by 2030.
      - UNIQLO Malaysia will introduce 2022 Spring/Summer collection, of which 15% of polyester used will be derived from recycled PET bottles.

    • Towards Zero Waste
      1. Reduce Plastic Waste
      Continue to recycle and upcycle plastic used in the delivery of items to our stores by working with social enterprises; and to switch plastic e-commerce delivery mailers to boxes.
      2. Reduce Paper Waste
      Customer shopping bags were switched from plastic to paper bags in 2014 and paper bag charge was implemented in 2021 to encourage customers to bring their reusable bags for shopping. Continue to reduce paper consumption internally through digitizing of work processes; and to explore recycling of used cartons from stores.
      3. Reduce Clothing Waste
      To expand recycling of waste fabric into other materials like furniture. To provide clothes repair and upcycling services for customers to repurpose their UNIQLO clothing and extend the value and lifecycle of their clothes.

    • Biodiversity Protection
      - To continue our support to WWF-Malaysia in marine conservation, which started in Melaka and expand beach clean-up activities and marine pollution reduction projects to other states.
      - To progress more into biodiversity protection and contribute towards local marine and forest conservation.

    2. Key Initiatives: Making Clothes that are Good for People and Society.
    • To promote social contribution, UNIQLO Malaysia has been collaborating with non-governmental and non-profit organizations (NGOs & NPOs) to support various communities since 2019. They include:
      - Providing COVID-19 Relief where it is needed most through such initiatives as donating 500,000 face masks, 80,000 AIRism masks and items to frontliners at hospitals and vaccination centers, and students at schools; donating medical equipment to mental health departments of hospitals; and monetary donating for 500,000 meals for vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic.
      - Extended relief to flood victims in the Klang Valley. A total of more than 46,000 UNIQLO products, including warm clothing from the HEATTECH series and AIRism masks, were donated to flood victims through Malaysian Relief Agency. A monetary donation was also made to provide 2,000 food packs for those affected by the floods.
      _ Promoting social awareness of people with disabilities in Malaysia through UTme! X Early Autism Project collaboration.
      - Clothing support for the homeless and B40 population during the festive seasons and natural disasters. Clothing corners were set up for those in need at Homeless Transit Centres in Kuala Lumpur and Penang with pre-loved clothes donated from the public.
      - Donation of AIRism Sanitary Shorts to girls and women who may face period poverty; and front open clothing to heart surgery patients for easier access of surgery care; and to people with disabilities for ease of dressing.
      - Several workshops and sustainability education were conducted for a few schools to ensure children have a better understanding about sustainability.

    • In 2022, UNIQLO Malaysia hopes to reach out and support more communities through social contribution activities. Plans include:
      - Enhancing COVID-19 Recovery Support by collaborating with government offices to provide job seekers suitable clothes for job interviews; and
      - providing entrepreneurship training to vulnerable women and ensure they are digitally literate, so as to help them to be financially independent.

    • For our employees at UNIQLO Malaysia, the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee was set up in 2020 to share, brainstorm, support and drive D&I activities internally. UNIQLO Malaysia will continue to educate, engage and empower employees to promote Diversity & Inclusion culture, which focuses on
      - Gender: we encourage female leadership and women empowerment;
      - People with Disabilities (PWD): we employ, evaluate schemes, train and develop people with disabilities. Currently, PWDs make up more than 2% of UNIQLO Malaysia workforce. UNIQLO aims to hire at least one PWD at each store.
      - Global One Team: we provide employees opportunities for international assignment, talent and leadership development, cross border recruitment and employee engagement.

    These 2 key initiatives are detailed and necessary to provide an insight into what UNIQLO Malaysia plans to do for a better Malaysia where the environment is not just a one-sided effort but a holistic joint-effort between brands and people to reduce the burden on the environment, support communities and challenges in the local scene and provide a case study for best practices to come.

    More info https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/en/contents/sustainability/

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