Imperfect shiitake and
reclaimed wool

Imperfect shiitake and reclaimed wool

MUJI introduced imperfect dried shiitake mushrooms in the early 1980s, at a time when perfectly round dried shiitake were preferred by the Japanese market. We skipped the shape-sorting step during manufacturing, in order to make expensive dried shiitake affordable. The reclaimed wool collection we launch this winter uses leftover fibres and scraps generated during the manufacturing process. Reclaiming materials that can be reused not only eliminates waste, but also keeps prices reasonable. Imperfect shiitake and reclaimed wool; two products which embody the MUJI concept of ’no frills, high-quality products’.

The Why of Reclaimed Wool