Reiko Sudo's ReMUJI Sweaters Use a Historical Japanese Praxis

By: Joey Haar - Oct 3, 2016
References: nuno & fastcodesign
Reiko Sudo, a textile artist, has collaborated with Japanese house ware brand MUJI to create the ReMUJI series. Taking inspiration from a centuries old practice of thrift, the ReMUJI textiles are made from recycled wool.

Japan has very few native sheep on its islands, but wool has always been an excellent material for clothing and upholstery. In the 19th century, Japanese artisans thus invented a way to reuse the little wool that they managed to acquire from trade with other countries. The ReMUJI collection makes use of this venerable technique in all of its textiles.

There are 13 total piece in the collection, including sweaters, bags, accessories, and pillows. According to Sudo, it took the team at MUJI nearly four years to collect enough raw materials to create all the pieces in the collection.