Social Entrepreneurs

Building partnerships with social entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurs use business as a way to create social change. The social enterprises we partner with employ local artisans – mostly women who live in rural areas, with previously limited or no access to paid work and sustainable income.

Collaborating with social entrepreneurs gives us inspiration and access to skilled artisans who work with traditional handicrafts. The products we co-create are all made by hand in limited numbers and sold in selected IKEA stores, with all profits going back into the initiative.

Behind the scenes: Social Entreprenerus PDF

IKEA FACTS: Social Entrepreneurs Entreprises PDF



These women inspire us. Hear the story of one social entrepreneur and one artisan in India.