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100% committed to more sustainable cotton

All cotton in IKEA products comes from more sustainable sources. This means that our cotton is either recycled, or grown with less water and pesticides than conventional cotton. In addition, our cotton helps increase profits for the cotton farmer.

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Leading constant change for cotton

By having teams on the ground in areas where it has previously been difficult to work responsibly, we can challenge the traditional ways of working and improve cotton production. We keep working actively to improve the cotton industry, and want more sustainable cotton to be the norm for the entire sector.

Your choice matters

We use cotton in many products. But no matter where you find it, you can rest assured that all our cotton is grown and produced responsibly. By creating a home with more sustainable cotton products, you’re contributing to a more responsible cotton industry and a better future for coming generations.

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Sweeter dreams with cotton grown with care

Treat yourself to the dreamy softness of cotton that’s grown with care. JUNIMAGNOLIA bed linen is woven from pure cotton that breathes, absorbs moisture and becomes softer with every wash. All the cotton we use comes from more sustainable sources, either being recycled or grown with care for the environment.

JUNIMAGNOLIA bed linen
A mid-size brown, curly dog on top of a bed made with JUNIMAGNOLIA blue-and-white-patterned bed linen.
JUNIMAGNOLIA bed linen
TROLLDOM, a bedlinen set for cot with a multicolour forest animal pattern showing foxes, rabbits, owls, hedgehogs and leaves.

Since September 1, 2015, all the cotton we use for IKEA products comes from more sustainable sources.

We work to make responsibly sourced cotton mainstream

Conventional cotton farming uses large amounts of chemicals and water. This puts farmers’ health at risk and damages the environment. Together with WWF and other partners, we are committed to creating positive change throughout the cotton industry making more sustainable cotton a mainstream material.

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Water management is key for a better cotton production

Our work focuses on water, providing farmers with training in better water management practices. We apply the Water Stewardship principles which help to build resilient communities and are also expanding the scope of our cotton initiatives to include biodiversity and health management.

Learn more on the IKEA global brand site
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Learn more on the IKEA global brand site

IKEA and WWF are working together

WWF and IKEA are working together to safeguard and manage natural resources and transform business for the benefit of people and planet. Through projects within forests, cotton, freshwater and climate, the partnership is working to protect and enhance biodiversity.

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Better Cotton

IKEA is a member of Better Cotton – the world’s leading sustainability initiative for cotton. The mission is to help cotton communities thrive while protecting and restoring the environment.

Learn more at bettercotton.org