Uniqlo and Japanese chemical & textile industry Toray have recently celebrated their 15-year anniversary by hosting The Art and Science of LifeWear event in New York City. Their first collaboration was Uniqlo‘s HEATTECH fabric back in 2003.
“The innovations stemming from this partnership have enabled us to deliver new value by combining unparalleled functionality and comfort with contemporary styling,” said Tadashi Yanai, president and CEO of Uniqlo parent company Fast Retailing. “Toray’s revolutionary technologies have been vital in Uniqlo’s quest to create LifeWear clothing.”
Apart from the innovative HEATTECH fabric, Uniqlo and Toray have also successfully released other collaborative products like Dry-Ex, AIRism, Ultra Light Down and Kando pants.
The Art and Science of LifeWear event also includes a few highlights such as an outerwear that changes colours and a new nano-multilayer technology which gives the fabric a metallic shine.
Watch the video presentation below.