Every item purchased at ikeaColeenEvery item purchased at ikea is as pictured very useful.5
Stylish, smart & very easyMichelleStylish, smart & very easy to assemble5
Good quality.CindyGood quality.5
Love itSherylLove it5
Very Thoughtful!NaimuddinBeautiful functional practical!5
Looks greatEkyThis is a decent size, very versatile and can be used almost anywhere. Thing is I wish it had a firmer bottom, and firmer sides.4
easy to use as itlisaeasy to use as it is soft and bendable5
Perfect fit and served it’svioletPerfect fit and served it’s purpose happy5
Great for storing yarnAnonymous reviewerWorks well for storing yarn as it's not super structured and can expand with the contents. I wouldn't recommend this if you are wanting to store heavier items.5
cute basketsJanelook good and hold plenty5
Great toy box for dog toysErinMy puppy loves getting in this felt box. Just be carfeful of the stud fasteners. Always supervise. I’ll remove them and sew together if this is a problem.
Lovely colour and great fabric.5
Serves the purpose I boughtCecilliaServes the purpose I bought it for - store my gym gear5
Stylish and usefulJoannaPerfect multitask storahe5
The product is greatzeba2016I bought this product for the caravan5
Great design but...BeckymumThe fabric is the way too soft to use it as a storage. Next time when they make it they should make it at least hard on the bottom or overall steady3
Exactly what I neededAmethyst263Bought this a month ago and it is perfect to hold all my socks!5
Attractive storage itemThe MonLiking it very much suiting my purpose5
Soft and bendyJessisalreadytakenI use these for storing sheet sets and underwear and I love them. They look cool, fit in most spaces (I have 2 different sizes) and are easy to put together.4
Looks pretty but not functionalGoodolddayzI bought the PUDDA Basket because of how it looked on display. However when I got it home and took it out of its box it was folded in the wrong spot so it doesn’t line up properly and has crease marks in the wrong stops. It does look great on the shelf but has no functionality at all. Once you put things in it it doesn’t hold its shape and when you pull the basket out it’s super flimsy and really hard to get back in the shelf as it doesn’t hold its shape.2
Very handy and stylishBenandJerryI bought this a month ago to go with my Eket storage cubes. Super easy to put together and it hides away all my junk4
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Polyester is a durable, wrinkle-resistant and easy-care material that is ideal for many home furnishing products like rugs, pillows, quilts and cushions.
The downside to virgin polyester is that it is made from oil, coal or natural gas. This means that when we use virgin polyester, we are exhausting the planet’s natural resources. Our response to this, is to replace all virgin polyester with recycled in our products.
In 2020, we achieved the milestone of replacing 79% of the virgin polyester used in IKEA textile products and will accelerate the transformation towards the aim of only using recycled polyester throughout the product range where polyester is used.
Virgin vs recycled polyester
Originally, all polyester was made from oil-based raw materials which are not renewable but we are switching to only using recycled polyester. The good thing is that polyester can be recycled over and over, without negatively affecting the quality of our products.
When we make products from recycled polyester, we give a second life to material that is not biodegradable and reduce the amount that may otherwise end up in landfill or the ocean. Instead, PET and other sources of polyester are used to make textiles, storage boxes, kitchen fronts and even lamps.
Recycled polyester is just as good as virgin polyester in terms of looks, quality and function, and produces about 50% less in CO2 emissions. And the material is just as clean and safe in every way.
Some challenges with recycled polyester
Recycled polyester makes us less dependent on oil. The amount we convert, is equal to the amount of virgin fossil fuel we eliminate from our polyester raw material (this excludes potential dyeing and other post recycled polyester production treatments).
With some exceptions, the challenge is not the conversion of polyester into recycled itself, but to make it available to everyone by keeping it affordable. Buying low environmental impact products often comes with a higher price tag. We want to change that by working to make recycled polyester products more affordable and accessible to the many people.
Only recycled polyester
IKEA is committed to end the dependency on virgin fossil materials and only use renewable or recycled materials by 2030.
We are accelerating this movement for polyester in our range and aim to replace all virgin polyester in our textile products with recycled. In 2020, IKEA replaced 79% of the virgin polyester used in IKEA textile products with recycled polyester. In volume, this means we converted 130,000 metric tonnes of recycled polyester, and saved 200,000 tonnes of virign polyester.
We haven’t reached our 100% goal yet, but we have come far and overcome many obstacles on the way. These volumes make us a leader in converting to recycled polyester and we hope that our decisions can inspire and motivate whole industries to change.
At IKEA, we demand that all recycled polyester used in IKEA products shall come from recyclers that are compliant with the Global Recycled Standard and traceability is secured to the IKEA product through requirements toward the IKEA Suppliers.
By only using recycled polyester that meets the Global Recycled Standards we manage to secure social, environmental and chemical practices at the recycler’s production. We believe that the GRS standard is the best standard on the market today. We work with our partners and textile organisations such as Textile Exchange to further improve standards on recycled materials, including traceability of material beyond the recycling units.
What is recycled polyester?
When we create products from recycled polyester, PET bottles and other sources of polyester get a new life in products like textiles, storage boxes, kitchen fronts and even lamps. When using them, you get to enjoy exactly the same quality and function as with virgin polyester products. And naturally, they’re just as clean and safe in every way. And perhaps the very best part – you contribute to using less new raw materials too.