Japan Airlines (JAL) has started a trial of a clothing rental service called "Any Wear, Anywhere" as a service to reduce luggage. 

To provide this new service, JAL has partnered with Sumitomo Corporation. Sumitomo Corporation will be in charge of the reservation system and delivery of clothing. The trial service is being offered from July 5 of this year until August 2024.

The purpose of this service is to allow users to reduce their luggage and travel light, thereby reducing CO2 emissions and making travel more sustainable. Users can rent up to nine pieces of clothing for up to two weeks. Clothes available for rent include tops, bottoms, and outerwear, with prices starting at $28 for five pieces.



[How it works]

  • Any Wear, Anywhere For those traveling to Japan on Japan Airlines by August 2024.
  • JAL reservation number and hotel address are required for reservation

1 Reserve - Make a rental reservation on the Any Wear, Anywhere website
2 Receive - Receive your reserved rental clothes upon arrival in Japan
3 Enjoy - Enjoy the rental clothes and your trip
4 Return - Return the rental clothes at the hotel

[About reduction]

  • 7.5kg - Estimated C02 emissions you can reduce with 10kg less baggage using Any Wear, Anywhere
  • 78 days - 7.5kg reduction of CO2 emissions is equivalent to prohibition of using hair dryer for 78 days (in the case of 10 minutes use per day)

It is estimated that airlines account for 2.5% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, and many travelers are looking for ways to offset CO2 emissions from air travel. This could be an interesting service for such travelers.

I look forward to seeing actual data in the future on how much CO2 emissions are really reduced when the Any Wear, Anywhere service is actually used.

Source: Business Insider