Every Fiber of Muji’s New Clothing and Apparel Line Can Be Yours for $80 or Less

Dyed-in-the-wool disciples of Japanese minimalism will appreciate the retailer’s new line of salvaged threads.
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The fall equinox signaled the official start of sweater weather yesterday. And right on cue, Japanese retailer Muji unveiled the Reclaimed Wool collection, a six-piece line of fall-ready apparel and clothing, all spun from salvaged wool, dyed in seasonal neutrals, and priced between $20 and $79. 

Rucksack, $79

For this line, textile designer and longtime brand collaborator Reiko Sudo adopted the 100-year-old Japanese art of washing, cutting, and reworking high-quality wool from vintage garments. Like other upcycled Muji products, it is inspired by mottai-nai, an expression used by the Japanese to remind themselves not to let anything go to waste. 

Cushion,  $20

Artisans from Aichi, Japan’s historic wool-working prefecture, were hired to recycle the materials and weave them into new clothes and accessories. 

Men’s Rib Knitted Pullover, $59

The textiles’ unifying colorway is an overcast gray, but the clothing, including rib-knitted sweaters and a cap, is also available in other muted shades.

Cap, $29

Sudo will discuss traditional Japanese dyeing and weaving techniques at the brand’s Fifth Avenue, New York flagship store from 7-8pm on Tuesday, September 27th to coincide with the Reclaimed Wool collection’s release. 

Tote Bag, $69

All photos courtesy of Muji

Women’s Rib-Knitted Sweater, $59


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