21 Feb 2013
Muku is a small concept shop situated in Ripponlea (located only 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD). It’s style and inspiration is highly reflected in its motto “Organic and natural living for everyone”.
“Nature heals us,” says eco-friendly shop owner Aya Okunoya. Muku is inspired by natural living concepts and focuses on bringing nature inside the home to help heal and relax.
“My shop concept is natural, organic living style,” says Okunoya.
Aya believes that if something is made from natural material, it will last longer and its longevity value will better suit the lifestyle of the consumer. “Each item has to be practical and something that we use”.
Muku, which means “purity” or “innocence” in Japanese, offers a beautiful and eclectic earthy range of homewares, paper goods, stationary, organic baby and children’s items, wooden toys, cotton and wool clothing, accessories and luxurious organic cotton towels.
Okunoya says, “Muku attracts happy and relaxed people who have a similar vision that appreciate nature and caring for their babies and children”. Aya also likes to inspire and educate people who know little about the value of buying organic and natural goods.
Most items at Muku are made in Australia, Japan and Europe, with a selection made in India and Vietnam.
68 & 70 Glen Eira Road
RIPPONLEA, VIC, 3185
Tel : 61 3 9530 0475
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Article & photos: Jodie Kako