The New Project from JAL to Lower CO2 Emissions and Help Travelers: “Any Wear, Anywhere”


Any Wear, Anywhere” is a clothing share service launched by Japan Airlines (JAL) in July 2023. The service allows travelers to rent clothes for their trip, which can help reduce the amount of luggage they need. This can benefit both travelers and the environment, as it can help reduce carbon emissions from air travel.

How to use the service, pick up and return.

To use the service, travelers must first create an account on the “Any Wear, Anywhere” website. They can then browse the selection of clothing available and select the items they want to rent. Reservations must be made at least 1 month in advance, and the return date must be within 2 weeks of pickup.

Once a reservation is made, travelers can pick up their clothes at a designated location, such as their hotel or a JAL office. The clothes can also be shipped to a specific hotel. Travelers can then return the clothes from the same or another location.

What does it offer, and how much it costs

The “Any Wear, Anywhere” service currently offers a variety of clothing items, including suits, dresses, skirts, pants, and shirts. The service is available for both men and women, and the prices vary depending on the item and the length of the rental period.

The program provides clothing options ranging from small to extra large, categorized as “casual” and “smart casual” styles. For women, a smart-casual set includes a black peacoat, three sweaters, two tops, two pairs of wide-leg pants, and a skirt. Men seeking casual winter essentials can choose a package consisting of a puffer coat, two sweaters, two pairs of pants, and a sweatshirt. Prices for these packages start at approximately 30€.

It reduces carbon emissions from air travel

photograph of a japan airlines airplane
Photo by Nguyen Hung

JAL estimated that traveling with a suitcase that is 10 kilograms lighter, f.e. on the New York-Tokyo route, can reduce 7.5 kilograms of CO2. This reduction is equivalent to the amount of CO2 emitted using a hairdryer for ten minutes daily for 78 days.

Statistics also say that 7.5 clothes per person have not been worn once a year and that 66% of clothing waste is incinerated in landfills.

The airline confirms that 100% of the rented clothes come from overstock or are second-hand.

The trial is part of a series of green initiatives undertaken by airlines worldwide aiming to portray a climate-friendly image, despite the industry’s significant emission levels.

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Are you planning a trip to Japan? So why not take the chance to help the environment? Let us know in the comments if you plan to use this service (and, of course, feedback on it after the use is well welcomed!)

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