While American Apparel might have dominated the basics-in-every-color market for the past decade, there’s a new giant in town with well made, wallet-friendly and ethically produced garments. Uniqlo currently has a couple dozen outposts in the United States, with plans to open even more from coast to coast. With a healthy e-commerce site, novel collaborations and an emphasis on design and the best in technical textiles, the brand is primed to become your default whenever you need [insert any basic clothing item here]. Go check it out here. We are currently loving their SPRZ NY campaign which is a global project where art and fashion meet. SPRZ NY features specially-designed items such as T-shirts that are inspired by influential artists including Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
Keith Haring was a leading figure in the art scene of the 1980’s. He initially attracted attention by drawing in New York’s subway system before eventually achieving global recognition. His work, characterized by simple lines and bold colors, appealed to people throughout the world.
There are 950 Uniqlo stores worldwide and all but 136 are located in Japan, where Uniqlo has had a retail presence since the eighties. But over the last five years, the company has been opening new stores in cities like London, Paris, and Moscow every few months. This do-good company is taking the World by storm. We love that they address issues related to poverty, public sanitation, education, gender issues and the environment. We’ll be keeping our eyes on you this 2015 Uniqlo. Have you been to a Uniqlo? Let us know about your experience in the comments below!