Muji Develops Innovative Garment Bags

Japanese retailer Muji believes its updated SS14 collection solves the problem of contaminating odours when travelling. Designers at the firm have developed a new line of deodorised garment bags, intended to help reduce unpleasant smells spreading from worn to unworn clothes.

The innovation is part of a wider range of travel pieces due to be released this year, which also includes nylon accessories aimed at simplifying the packing process.

Muji’s Organised Travel collection, which is already on shelves, features a charcoal travelling case, as well as a sister hanging case and document holder available in two sizes.

Plans to roll out an updated version of its neck cushion pillow this June have also been revealed. Constructed using fine beads, the flight companion is created to fit the contours of the wearer’s neck. Six colours will be on offer at launch, with each costing £22.95.

Founded in the 1980s, the retailer is one of Japan’s largest, with more than 5,000 products available across the globe. In recent years, the company has found particular success in establishing its Muji to GO brand, which houses a developing line of miniature products and travel items.

A selection of pieces from Muji’s Organised Travel collection is available now, with prices starting from £6.95. Available in three sizes, the deodorised garment bags will follow in June, along with the neck pillow, priced from £5.95.

The full SS14 travel range will be stocked in 11 stores throughout the UK, with nine in central and west London, as well as online at

Muji SS14 Travel Accessories