Japanese high street giant Uniqlo (seriously, it’s like K Mart over there) has donated $25.6 million in cash and clothing to aid those in tsunami/earthquake affected areas of Japan. The donation includes $8.6 million in clothing and $17 million in cash – $12 million of which comes directly from Uniqlo CEO Tadashi Yanai, who, with an estimated net worth of $9.2 billion is Forbes’ richest man in Japan. Fittingly the clothing donations include 300,000 pieces from Uniqlo’s HeatTech line, a collection which retains warmth via specially designed fabrics. All monetary donations will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Uniqlo’s parent company Fast Retailing detailed their philanthropic plans in a statement released yesterday.
You can donate to the Red Cross yourself here.