Japan Airlines introduces clothes rental for sustainable travel experience

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Japan Airlines introduces clothes rental for sustainable travel experience

July 07, 2023 | 05:13 pm 2 min read

The new initiative helps passengers travel light and reduces carbon emissions

Packing for travel can often be stressful, with the challenge of finding the right balance between packing efficiently and ensuring we have all the essential items. Mastering the art of packing light remains elusive for many of us. However, Japan Airlines (JAL) has come up with a solution. The airlines offer travelers an opportunity to rent clothes during travel to keep their bags light.

Understanding the concept

This new initiative called “Any Wear, Anywhere” has been introduced by the airlines to cut down on carbon emissions by reducing the weight of JAL’s aircraft. Per the airlines, travelers to Japan can rent a set of clothes for their time in the country. The airline believes that renting clothes rather than bringing their own can reduce CO2 emissions by up to one kilogram.

Focussing on sustainability

The idea behind the service is to enable travel with less luggage by providing clothing rentals at the destination, thereby generating environmental value. “With more and more people flying again after the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the recent emphasis on sustainability, there is a growing movement around the world to promote sustainable tourism,” the airlines said in a statement.

How can you rent clothes?

For availing of this service, travelers need to visit the Any Wear, Anywhere reservation site which is www.Anywearanywhere.store Next, go to the “Reservation” page and select the clothing set you want, from traditional Japanese clothing, to business attire, and casual wear. Enter other information including your JAL flight booking number, and the date of pickup and return of the clothing, then make the payment.

Reservation should be made a month in advance

The reservation should be made at least one month in advance. The chosen clothing will be delivered to the visitor’s hotel or Airbnb on the day of their arrival. Prices for renting garments start from ¥4,000 (approximately Rs 2,300) with rentals lasting up to two weeks. Additionally, Japan Airlines will compute the decreased carbon emissions and provide this information to customers.

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