GorgeousMariaThe material is gorgeous. The overall look is so classy and luxurious5
Sunshine every dayLiliyaIt’s like sunshine everyday with this color of curtains. It’s darkening fabric and I sleep in quite darkness. The product meets my expectations of quality and easily matches cushions with a rug from IKEA.5
Black SpotsGailJust pulled them out of the package and black spots on them1
Simple and beautifulMaryamSimple and beautiful5
Too long for the sizeRommelToo long for the size and very easy crumpled fabric.1
It is goodTAIXUEIt is good5
It’s very nice and easyAfrouzIt’s very nice and easy for installation.5
LengthJustinaPurchase these curtains and to my surprise they where two different lengths.1
Nice curtainsSerenaNice curtains4
DrapeLindaTerrific product value for money5
these are not my firstDianathese are not my first pair of these Majgull drapes. They are great for keeping out light and keeping warmth in !5
DrapesCherylLove it. It looks so beautiful5
Nice and goodZEINANice and good5
very good qualityJanislike the color and very good quality. Love it.5
Beautiful productAlisonWe LOVE these. Great quality, soft and easy to iron. Look great and easy to install5
Beautiful colourMurilo F.I love this yellow hue, good quality and it is actually made the room darker than I thought it would5
Too LightBarbaraThis doesn't go with my walls at all. I have the gold in my bedroom and love them, but too light in color for me.2
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.
What is recycled polyester?
We want to have a positive impact on the planet. One way is to make products from recycled polyester. When we do, PET bottles and other sources of polyester get a new life in 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 saving on new raw materials too.