Uniqlo, the Japanese sports brand that is endorsed by Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer, has said that it would be donating 10 million masks for medical protection as it helps the world fight the COVID19 pandemic. Federer, who moved from NIKE to Uniqlo in 2018, shared a post from Uniqlo on his Facebook page and said, “Thank You For Your Support” In its message, Uniqlo stated that its parent company Fast Retailing has enlisted the support of its manufacturing partners to procure 10 million masks that will be donated to high-priority medical facilities worldwide.
And that their aim is to provide more assistance as specific needs become clearer. Several business companies have come forward to produce/ donate sanitizers, masks, gloves and other equipment that is urgently required by governments and healthcare workers around the world as they battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
20 time Grand Slam champion Federer is currently recovering from the knee surgery he underwent earlier this year, prior to the cancelation of all tour events due to the pandemic. He and his wife, Mirka Federer, have personally donated 1 million Swiss Francs to vulnerable families in Switzerland who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uniqlo is a Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. Fast Retailing is a public Japanese retail holding company, which also owns J Brand, Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Princesse Tam-Tam, and Theory.