UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer will open its first Bali store in Mal Bali Galeria on 26 October.
To welcome the opening of the new store, UNIQLO together with Institut Seni Indonesia Denpasar, held a creative workshop, “Painting on T-Shirt” by inviting 10 athletes from Special Olympics Indonesia (SOIna) Bali so members of the community can develop their creativity, therefore becoming more confident. The activity was held at UNIQLO Mal Bali Galeria.
“Contributing to the growth of the local community is our objective that we are keen to achieve through the opening of our new Bali store. We believe that this initiative is important to enrich the life of people anywhere in the world through clothing and the activities that we conduct. We hope that this activity will motivate athletes from SOIna Bali and everyone to be more creative, confident, and independent,” stated Naoki Kamogawa, the President Director PT Fast Retailing Indonesia.
“Painting on T-shirt” class started at 08.00 WITA with an ice-breaking session so that all participants feel comfortable with the volunteers (shopping buddies) who are also the staffs of UNIQLO. The participants then assisted by students from Institut Seni Indonesia Denpasar to paint on the provided T-shirts. At the end, their art creation can be taken home as part of souvenir.
Bali has always been closely related to art and culture, starting from the paintings, dances, sculpture, and others. Therefore, for this activity, UNIQLO work together with Institut Seni Indonesia Denpasar and long-time partner SOIna Bali organized this activity by inviting students to the store.
The partnership with SOIna has started since 2014 through engaging activity such as In Store Shopping Experience to welcome the opening of UNIQLO’s new stores in cities in Indonesia. Based on the belief to increase the life value for every person, UNIQLO and SOIna also cooperate in employing employees with disabilities to build their independence and confidence in the society.
With the opening of new Bali store, would like to introduce high-quality clothing that will be the basis of every one’s individual style. LifeWear, which is inspired by the Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity, is geared to support the needs of everyone, including Balinese. UNIQLO also hope the new Bali store will bring LifeWear products closer and accessible for everyone in Bali.
Additionally, for the opening of UNIQLO Mal Bali Galeria store, UNIQLO has collaborated with several other local communities starting from 17 October – 11 November 2018 such as Alter Ego, Eat Well, Hungry Bird Coffee Roasters, and Warung Pepe by placing the UNIQLO Claw Machine as a fun activity for the customers at the local collaborators venue with exciting prizes ranging from UNIQLO’s LifeWear products and merchandises, gift voucher, coffee vouchers, and others. UNIQLO also will hold a series of activities such as Coaching Clinic and and Jam Session with Amplitude on 22 October and Sketching Workshop with Urban Sketchers Indonesia on 25 October.