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LEJAREN Bath towel, natural

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Jan 10, 2018 - Jan 21, 2018 While supplies last in participating US stores.
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This towel isn't just absorbent and soft, it's also undyed and unbleached — in fact it's made without the use of chemicals at all so it's helping keep the environment clean too.
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-A terry towel that is absorbent (weight 114 oz/sq.ft.).
-A perfect choice if you want a towel that dries quickly.
Good to know
Ounces per square foot (oz/sq.ft) indicates the surface density of the fabric. The higher the surface density the more absorbent the towel. A towel with a lower surface density dries faster.
Care instructions
Fabric softeners may decrease towel absorbency.
Machine wash very hot, normal cycle.
Washing before use increases the absorption capacity.
Do not bleach.
Tumble dry, medium, normal cycle.
Iron medium temperature, max 300°F/150°C.
Do not dry clean.
Shrinkage 8%.
Product dimensions
Weight: 0.98 oz/sq ft
Length: 47 "
Width: 22 "

Weight: 300 g/m²
Length: 120 cm
Width: 55 cm

IKEA of Sweden
Product description
100 % cotton
People & Planet
No optical brightener has been used.
All the cotton in our products comes from more sustainable sources. This means that the cotton is either recycled, or grown with less water, less fertilizers and less pesticides, while increasing profit margins for the farmers.
100% renewable material.
The material in this product MAY BE recyclable. Please check the recycling rules in your community and if recycling facilities exist in your area.
Renewable material (cotton).


A towel made in a more natural way

Bathroom towels are one of those products that we often don't think too much about. As long as they keep us dry, and match with our bathroom decor, we're usually pretty happy with them. Before they get to our bathrooms however, our towels can go through an intense, energy consuming process to take them from cotton plant to finished product.

This got the developers of the new LEJAREN towel thinking. How could they make a cleaner towel, that cuts down on the processing, and at the end of the day is a sustainable addition to the bathroom? As with many things one of the answers was 'go natural'. Come find out how they did it.

Getting back to the roots

To get to the beginning of the LEJAREN story you have to start at its roots. As with a lot of towels, LEJAREN is made from cotton — which works great for towels because it has a soft feel and absorbent qualities. Like other IKEA textiles it's made with what we call 'cotton from more sustainable sources.' Catherine Larsson who works with material development for LEJAREN and other towels explains. "Cotton from more sustainable sources means cotton produced in good conditions from both an environmental and social perspective," Catherine says. "Or, to break it down further, it's cotton grown using less pesticides, less water, less chemical fertilizer and the people growing it have better working conditions."

Building on this, the LEJAREN development team wanted to work on what happens after the cotton is picked. For most towels the cotton is first spun into yarn and strengthened before being woven, bleached and dyed. Some of these processes use chemicals and all of them use a lot of water — which can be scarce in areas where the cotton is produced. Jenny Håkansson who is one of the developers of LEJAREN explains how they looked to find an alternative method.

"One of our biggest ambitions with LEJAREN was to find a way to minimize the energy and waste during production," Jenny says. "Early on during the design process we decided a good way to do this would be to make them without color or bleach." Without the bleach or color added, the towels have a light beige look that is actually the natural color of cotton. We're happy that the work that went into making LEJAREN a more natural product means it's better for the environment as well as helping out in our bathrooms.

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