Black out blindAMBERThese work so we’ll be are very convenient. The only think I don’t It love is the glossiness of the black out side.5
Great value, super easy toAndressaGreat value, super easy to install. Glad I got the darker one, it blocks the light completely.5
Schottis blindMAN A.Easy to put on windows for shades. My porch cools down a lot ! And very economical!5
Great this product is theSUEGreat this product is the best for basements you still let the light in, and they look great5
Paper room darkening blindsMARYANNEPerfect for in between ordering your window coverings. Can become permanent to. Sad part is they used to be a lot cheaper, now they’re $104
For the price they areLisetteFor the price they are just perfect5
Blackout curtainERINGreat product for the price. Works great and have recommended to a few people.5
They can stop workingJENNIFER W.I have 9 installed in my house and 2 of them don't work. When I close them, they are crooked at the top. Something wrong with the folds.3
Doesn't stay up!TAMMYBlind kept coming down. Had to use tacks to keep it in the window!2
Perfect for the price , could use minor improvementsRaylinnGreat item for the price however after one week of having it hung up it bothers me!4
Easy set up, would buyDespinaEasy set up, would buy again4
They definately darken the roomDENISEThey definately darken the room if installed correctly.5
Cut and Use it sideways for small basement windows - accordion style!LOISJust right for small basement windows that need some coverage. I cover 2 windows easily5
Really niceBeatriz V.I found them very nice, light, inexpensive, and a great solution if you just moved in to a new place and just need to cover the windows a little bit :-) If only I could find more plastic clips! After I have cut the curtains to fit my windows, I ran out of those :(5
PerfectDesireePerfect for temporary use on my bare windows 😀5
SImpleYvonneSimple window covering that works well for the small spaces we require it to be. Excellent choice4
Easy to install and easy to use!Saleha R.Sunlight comes through while blocking out windows. Was very easy to install and they look good!5
BlindsAnitaEasy to put up, and take off when moving, without any damage to windows.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.
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.