AIRism is UNIQLO's line of garments that is ultra-thin and breathable, helping whoever wears it stay cool. The fabric also helps to wick away moisture, release heat and absorb sweat. Sleeveless Tops for women and Short-Sleeve V-Neck shirts for men are among the product that's donated and can be worn underneath scrubs and uniforms.
Hiroshi Taki, CEO of UNIQLO USA had this to say:
"UNIQLO wishes to take this opportunity to share our heartfelt thanks for all hospital workers and first responders who are on the front lines to combat this crisis. New York is our home where we first opened our doors in the U.S., and the most vulnerable region in the U.S. affected by the virus. We are honored to show our appreciation for their tireless and heroic work to keep our community safe, with apparel designed to make their daily life a little more comfortable."
The donation was delivered to Montefiore Health System and NYC Health + Hospital. Recently, Nike made donations in the form of specialized Air Zoom Pulse sneakers made specifically for healthcare professionals to help fight COVID-19.