Garden perfection!SUZANNELove this over my daybed in the garden! Perfect when you don’t want to be bothered by bugs. I can sleep out there now.5
nettingSophieIt's a lot thinner of a fabric than I thought. Using it for a mosquito net when on the deck. It gets windy where I'm from so I've had to weigh it down with some stones at the bottom by sewing them in. Otherwise it will keep spinning in place. Such a wide diameter! Really covered my small sofa with ottoman.4
This was purchased for aMARGARETThis was purchased for a 5 year old. We also bought the lights that were on the display. It’s over her bed and she loves it.5
So Pretty!Wishart GirlsThis was bought for my daughter's room to make a princessy look around her bed. Based on other reviews I thought it would be quite small, but it was larger than expected and actually, takes up a bit too much space in the small bedroom. We love it though!5
My sanctuaryLindyssanctuaryMy ivory tower, Also known as my balcony spending a lot of time out here lately and anyone who lives by the lake knows it’s nat season. For a couple weeks every spring lake side people get swarmed by Nats they’re everywhere, it’s horrible you can’t even walk down the street let alone sit outside. SOLIG Net is the perfect solution. I hung this on my balcony. I’m now sitting pretty, thank you so much IKEA because if I had to spend one more moment cooped up inside with my teenager I might lose it.5
Very good but it's smallRekcanavI purchased this product last year, and it is very satisfactory, and I believe it's a good price for what you get. Would be great if they would have a bigger one, as this product is small. It's for one person.4
Princess netPoang chairI bought it for a student who is terrified of spiders. It was perfect5
Great for being mosquito free!IkMer12Great product for what I bought it for. The only negative is it was hard to find the slots to put the rods in.4
Mon55Work well over an umbrella, over a table outside....4
Great for keeping bugs at bayJpp221We even use one, without the hoop, as a throw near the sofa outdoors. Great for evening naps without mosquitoes.4
Not roundNothappynappythe poles that go in the net won't stay rounded and poke out and rip the sleeve they slide in. I don't use this product anymore- its junk2
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.