UNIQLO Launches UTme! T-Shirt Printing Service Exclusive to Flagship Store
Following the 1st anniversary of their first global flagship store in Glorietta 5, UNIQLO Manila launches UTme!—the brand’s digital T-shirt printing service exclusive to the store.
To kick off the printing, they collaborated with local artists to create designs available for customers to use.
Local artist Rob Cham being proud of his design
UTme! lets customers create one-of-a-kind graphic shirts and tote bags with their own designs, whether they’re personal photos or texts—on their UNIQLO shirts. Customers can use the tablets in-store, create their design, add special effects, and watch it be printed!
Other than personal use, there are many uses for a UTme! shirt such as team tees, event shirts, store uniforms, and more. Each design should be original and free of copyrighted content, otherwise, it will be rejected for inkjet printing.
Otto Björnik poses on the UTme! counter at UNIQLO Manila
For inspiration, there are available designs that local artists Happy Garaje, Rob Cham, Isabel Weber, Manix Abrera, Ev Yu, Mika Bacani, Otto Björnik, Myka Arnado, Auggie Fontanilla, and Soleil Ignacio have provided.
The collection features artworks that illustrate the optimism and potential of the Philippines.
The 10 local artists who created the 10-shirt collection of The Art of the Philippines with UNIQLO Philippines’ executives
Other designs available include Disney, Roger Federer, Peanuts, and Marvel.
For now, only a white UNIQLO T-shirt and tote bags are available as your canvas. Adult sizes include X, M, L, and XL for Php 990 while children’s sizes include 110, 120, 130, 140, and 150 for Php 590. Tote bags come in either the regular size for Php 990 or mini for Php 790.
Look at all the available designs!
Further, UNIQLO’s global sustainability program collects used items from customers for donation or recycling. The Japanese fashion retailer recently announced in a London event that they will start to recycle their padded coats and jackets, known as their Down collection, with reclaimed PET bottles to create Dry-Ex pieces.
Local artist Mika Bacani with her T-shirt design for UTme!
The company has started to collect used Ultra Light Down pieces from Japan for the initial run. They expect to release the new apparel made from PET bottle fibers in the Fall/Winter collection in 2020.
Sources: UNIQLO Philippines’ official press release, Nippon.com
Images courtesy of UNIQLO Philippines