Great colourful toys for young childrenYOKOThey look pretty authentic, very soft, and very cute! Very safe and enjoyable toys for young children.5
Really cute and well madeDarianaReally cute and well made5
Veggie DelightLORIHave bought this for use at school. So nice to have vegetables for the play house. And a great opportunity to introduce new words and foods. This purchase was special as it was for my granddaughter.5
Real looking veggie toy for kidsPH familyBought this recently, for two children under 5 yrs old. Helps start conversations about vegetables, ones that reflect the type we actually eat. Lots of other toy play sets do not offer mushrooms, leeks, garlic, which this does. Promotes healthy image of a variety of vegetables.5
Kids play foodNanaCTI bought this to go with my grandchildren’s play kitchen and I am so happy I did. The kids love them and they are way better than the plastic versions of play food.5
Perfect small dog toyDragon colouringI’m sure most of you purchase this for your children. But I actually purchased this vegetable basket for my Doxies (they love tiny toys). It couldn’t be more perfect. They’re always carrying around one of their vegetables whether it’s a tomato, mushroom or garlic. It’s actually quite funny. i’ll be purchasing the fruit basket next.5
Great buyPenoyBought this for my young aspiring cook and it was perfect. Material is good quality and soft. Pleased with this purchase.5
Great kids toyGreat kids toysGreat set, good quality. Kids love playing with it.5
Grandma Ellengranddaughter loves it - part of her IKEA kitchen equipment!5
Great vegetable setFrum007Our 20 month old grand daughter has learned the names of all the vegetables and cooks balanced meals for her mummy and danger.5
Duktig veggie setMy 3 year old great grandson enjoyed playing so much with these in the store (the sample ones) that I bought them for him. Not sure how much he plays with them at home?3
Henry CProduct was nice. Kids loved it for their pretend kitchen.5
The kids love itProject_SydneyThe kids love it. They are soft and plush and a lot of fun for make-belief playing.5
I teach english on line this an excellent prop!ReviewsJust4UI teach english on line at DaDa this an excellent prop to teach my regular students all about making food like salad. How to eat healthy and name off healthy veggies in your kitchen! Such an excellent price for all 14 items the attention to details is wonderful my kids love this prop so much they pretend to eat the carrots and say yum yum after taking a imaginary bite!5
Perfect addition to a play kitchenIsharaSaw this and knew it would be perfect for our granddaughter's kitchen. The veggies are soft and best of all machine washable. Great value.5
Really great!Nikky7311This is a basket of fun! The lettuce leaves are velcro, the details are spot on. My one year old loves to play with these all the time. Fully recommended.5
Fabric VeggiesAnonymousMy child loves playing with her veggies and I love that they aren't plastic but can still be washed.4
A favorite toyEuro70sgirlThis is one of my 2-year-old grandson's favourite toys!5
Tash291811Kids love playing with the felt food. Great addition to our playroom full of toys.5
Our take on polyester
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 organizations such as Textile Exchange to further improve standards on recycled materials, including traceability of material beyond the recycling units.
Sure, they’re cute but are they safe? Absolutely!
You can rest assured knowing that all our children’s products live up to the highest health and safety standards. We put our toys to the test – up against the toughest in the world (much tougher than any two-year-old). All so you can worry less and they can play more.