UNIQLO is a Japanese clothing company that designs, manufactures, and retails casualwear. It is the largest clothing retailer in Japan and one of the largest in the world. The company was founded in 1984 by Tadashi Yanai. It has since expanded to over 2,200 stores in 20 countries. Uniqlo is known for its simple, functional designs and its affordable prices. The company's most popular products include its HEATTECH thermal wear, AIRism moisture-wicking fabric, and Ultra Light Down jackets.