Reclaimed Wool Tote Bag


Price:$69.00


Manufacturer MUJI
Date 2016
Dimensions 26 x 38 x 15 cm
Made from reclaimed wool, this small size tote bag is part of MUJI's Reclaimed Wool series in collaboration with Reiko Sudo whose works are featured in Cooper Hewitt's "Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse" exhibition.

Reiko Sudo has served as the design consultant to MUJI since 2008, and become a member of MUJI's advisory board in 2016.

71% wool, 22% polyester, 4% acrylic, 2% nylon, 1% other.
100% polyester lining.

MUJI Reclaimed Wool
In fall 2016, MUJI launched an initiation to use reclaimed wool.
People in Japan have been recycling wool since it was first imported to Japan during the Meiji period (1868–1912). Materials such as remnants produced during production processes, excess threads, damaged clothes, and used clothing, are carefully collected as raw materials rather than discarded. After a thorough cleaning process, the fabric is precisely sorted by color, and then shredded into a soft cotton-like form to once again be made into wool thread. Skilled craftsmen carry out this production in Ichinomiya in Aichi Prefecture and in Izumiotsu in Osaka Prefecture, the two major wool production areas in Japan. MUJI’s aim is to pass on this spirit and tradition of treasuring resources by utilizing remnants to create warm, long-lasting clothing or products for future uses.