UNIQLO overview and features
Uniqlo is a Japanese clothing brand that leads the world in fashion and lifestyle.
Founded in 1984, Uniqlo is one of the oldest and most established fast fashion apparel companies in the industry.
UNIQLO differentiates itself from its competitors based on its core values of quality, simplicity, affordability and innovation.
In addition to clothing, UNIQLO also offers cosmetics and home wear.
Uniqlo is known for its user-friendly designs, use of natural and breathable materials, and commitment to sustainability.
UNIQLO not only uses eco-friendly materials, but also actively cooperates with international organizations to ensure safe and fair working conditions for its employees.
These ethical commitments have helped UNIQLO stand out in the market, expanding to more than 900 stores in 19 countries around the world.
Uniqlo is also known for its diverse lineup, from casual basics for everyday use to cutting-edge designs for special occasions.
At UNIQLO, we strive to make our customers’ lives more comfortable by providing high-quality, comfortable clothing based on our belief in incorporating human function into design.
Characteristics of UNIQLO’s HEATTECH brand
Features of UNIQLO HEATTECH. UNIQLO’s HEATTECH is a patented material developed by UNIQLO to provide maximum warmth in cold weather.
Not only does it keep you warm, but it also dries quickly, so it dries faster than other materials.
In addition, it has excellent breathability, so it is comfortable to wear while maintaining warmth.
UNIQLO HEATTECH is machine washable and dryable for easy care. In addition, Uniqlo’s HEATTECH is extremely comfortable because it fits perfectly to the body.
In addition, Uniqlo’s HEATTECH is hypoallergenic and wrinkle-resistant, so you can simply dry it in the dryer for a beautiful finish.
If you’re looking for a material with high heat retention that’s perfect for winter, try Uniqlo’s HEATTECH.
Recommended UNIQLO HEATTECH products
The HEATTECH series of innerwear is available in the following three types with different heat retention performance.
You can spend winter comfortably by using each according to the coldness.
My Recommended Items
HEATTECH COTTON V-NECK T (EXTREMELY WARM, NIGHT SLEEVE)
I use it as underwear when wearing a suit.
Your body will be warm and you won’t be homeless.
HEATTECH COTTON TIGHTS (EXTREMELY WARM, OPEN IN FRONT)
Even if your trousers are thin, if you wear this HEATTECH as an inner layer, you will always be warm.
You may even find it too hot.
Recommended for those who often go out in the cold.
HEATTECH LINER STRETCH GLOVES
The inconvenient part of gloves is that you can’t move your smartphone while wearing thick gloves.
This product is thin, but it’s heat tech, so it’s warm, and you can even operate your smartphone.
Location in Tokyo
Reference: Mechanism of HEATTECH
(December 22, 2022) Wikipedia Japanese version
HEATTECH is clothing that uses moisture-absorbing, heat-generating fibers. Developed jointly with Toray.
It has long been known that wool absorbs moisture and keeps you warm.
In particular, this property is found in water-absorbing fibers that have electrolyte polar functional groups in their molecules. This is mainly because water molecules strongly interact with hydrophilic groups such as carboxy(l) groups on the fiber surface, and hydration energy is released as heat.
In addition, the swelling of the amorphous portion of the fiber molecule that has absorbed water causes the polymer chains therein to be stretched (entropic elasticity expression mechanism), and the heat released is also contributing to the heat generation to some extent.
By chemically introducing polar functional groups and increasing the overall surface area by making the fibers thinner than wool, synthetic fibers have been developed that have increased hygroscopicity and absorb more water. Materials that are made by mixing fibers with improved moisture absorption and cotton are called “hygroscopic and heat-generating materials” and are being commercialized.
It does not continue to generate heat indefinitely, and once the moisture absorption of the fiber is saturated, it will no longer generate heat, so the effect when used for clothing is limited to the first few minutes to ten minutes.