Selection Of Materials
At MUJI examining overlooked or discarded items inspires us to give new life to materials that may otherwise have ended up in a landfill. Our use of recycled and sustainable materials are part of our efforts to reduce waste. Explore our selection of products using eco-friendly fibres & recycled materials.
Hemp is a sustainable and eco-friendly material, thanks to its fast growth, pest-resistant properties, and minimal water and nutrient requirements. It is an excellent choice for summer apparel, as its slender and flexible fibres yield soft and smooth fabric.
Hemp is considered a durable fibre among natural fibres. The more you use and wash it, the softer and deeper its texture will become, and the passage of time will replace wear and tear.
Kapok is the lightest natural material, one-eighth lighter than cotton due to its hollow center. It efficiently absorbs moisture, keeping you warm in colder weather and releasing moisture when it's hot to ensure your comfort in any climate.
Kapok is a highly sustainable material that requires minimal use of pesticides, fertilizers, or water. The kapok nut is the source of the fibre, and there is no need to cut down trees during harvesting. Additionally, kapok trees continue to absorb large amounts of CO2, making it an environmentally-friendly choice.
Jute is a type of hemp. It grows quickly and grows to nearly 3m in 3 to 4 months after sowing seeds. In India, it has been used for grain bags and rugs for a long time, taking advantage of its highly durable characteristics. We have created items that are useful for daily life while maintaining the natural expression without colouring.
Our 2023 Hard Shell suitcase utilizes recycled materials and features a polycarbonate body that maintains its lightweight and durability for easy transportation. Each suitcase is lined with 100% recycled polyester and we've incorporated recycled polycarbonate from water dispenser bottles for the lower layer of the suitcase's inner surface. By using recycled materials, we've reduced the CO2 emissions generated in the manufacturing process, making this a more eco-friendly choice compared to using virgin polycarbonate resin.