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

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By Luke Hopping / Published by Dwell
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Dyed-in-the-wool disciples of Japanese minimalism will appreciate the retailer’s new line of salvaged threads.

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

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

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

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

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

Tote Bag, $69

All photos courtesy of Muji

Women’s Rib-Knitted Sweater, $59

Women’s Rib-Knitted Sweater, $59