Leftover cotton fabric from our textile production has been transformed into unique, handmade TÅNUM rugs. The colours vary from rug to rug, so come to the store and pick the one you like the most.
With leftover cotton from our textile production we are able to create unique, handmade rugs using less raw material. The colours vary from rug to rug.
Made in Bangladesh in organized weaving centers with good working conditions and fair wages.
This versatile rug fits just about anywhere thanks to the shape, size and mix of colours.
Cotton is a soft and easy-care natural material that you can machine wash.
A perfect companion for all types of flooring, even those with underfloor heating.
100 % cotton
90 % cotton, 10 % mixed fiber
Machine wash cold, normal cycle.
Do not bleach.
Do not tumble dry.
Do not iron.
Do not dry clean.
Use STOPP anti-slip underlay under the entire rug for increased safety.
We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.
By using leftover cotton from textile production in this product, we consume less new raw materials and reduce our climate impact.
The cotton in this product is grown with less water, less chemical fertilizers and less chemical pesticides, while increasing profit margins for the farmers. That way, we lower our environmental impact.
Length: 2 ' 11 " (90 cm)
Width: 2 ' 0 " (60 cm)
Thickness: ¼ " (4 mm)
Area: 5.81 sq feet (0.54 m²)
Surface density: 4.42 oz/sq ft (1350 g/m²)
TÅNUMRug, flatwovenArticle Number302.126.75
Width: 9 ½ " (24 cm)
Height: ¾ " (2 cm)
Length: 24 " (61 cm)
Weight: 1 lb 11 oz (0.77 kg)
Tanum rugssuzanneI have 3 Tanum rugs, I love them! I love the rustic style! Each of them has a unique colour, so many to choose from.5
Love this versatile mat!KarenBought it for my cat. She loves it!!5
Great rugLiseI've had these rugs before and they are durable.5
Nice and good colorNathalieNice and good color5
Good valuelamineGood value4
Feels so good under my bare feetCHRISTINEThe only reason it loses a star is because the jute ties at the corners aren't the prettiest. For some reason when I saw it in store I thought they were just there for hanging it but weren't permanently attached. I also haven't washed it yet.4
Love these rugs and haveMELODYLove these rugs and have them all over my home. They are very durable and easy to wash/dry as needed.5
Tanum Rag Rug is the bestKarenMy favourite rug for my house and our Air BnB. It keeps the floor from getting clarty.5
like the look and qualityANGELAlike the look and quality4
Great product.Ann R.Great product.5
Nice and NaturalANGELINANice little accent rug, made of natural material and washable. A little rough though and prone to moving about. I put an IKEA non-slip pad under it.4
VERY SATISFIEDNathalieVERY SATISFIED5
For the price, this itemMARTINEFor the price, this item was worth it and looks nice5
Stylish and sturdyLorieThese inexpensive mats are pretty, study and wash like rags.5
I was glad that youMOIRAI was glad that you still carry these little rugs. They are ideal for my place to put in the back door or under my cat’s food dishes. I had purchased one before & wanted another one & was glad to get it. Wasn’t easy to find on the website though.5
Very goodTinaVery good4
Perfect in my home ....DEANPerfect in my home ....5
Good valueKARENCute basic washable mat5
Rosie2020Looks great!!! Perfect size for a small space!!5
SustainabilityPeople and planet
People and communities
Handmade with love and care
TÅNUM rugs are made with leftover fabric from our bed linen production. Skilled craftspeople then transform these bits and pieces into unique rugs. And because we’ve approved the factories ourselves, we know that the working conditions are good. So there are a lot of winners when you buy a TÅNUM rug – you, us, the environment and the skilled weavers in Bangladesh.
Our take on cotton
We use cotton in many of our products, from sofas and cushions to bed linen and mattresses. It is a soft, durable and renewable fibre that breathes and is good at absorbing moisture. All these great qualities make cotton one of our most important materials, but it isn’t without its challenges, much having to do with conventional farming methods that negatively impact the environment and poor working conditions for farmers. With our size and production volumes, we want to drive change in the cotton industry. By only using recycled cotton or cotton from more sustainable sources, working with partnerships and initiatives on the ground and prioritising compliance, we believe that we can make a positive impact in the world of cotton.
The inspiration for these rugs comes from traditional Swedish handicraft, where leftover fabric scraps are woven into rag rugs – a smart and responsible use of resources. The idea for TÅNUM originated from a young design student named Erik Bertell. He reimagined the rag rug in a modern way and showed that you could create contemporary and unique rugs using only reused textiles.
A stable income for women
As we were developing the rug, the passionate manager of one of our supply factories came up with an idea – that women in the village of Karupannya, in Northern Bangladesh, should weave the rugs. He wanted to make everyday life for people in the village better by giving women jobs and a stable income. And since this region in Bangladesh is known for good textile craftsmanship, it was a perfect match.
Not the easy way, but the right way
The easiest way to produce the rugs would have been to make new fabrics instead of shipping leftover pieces to the weavers – but that wouldn’t be the IKEA way. “We like to keep things simple, but also to make products in a more sustainable way. The supplier and the rug team at the IKEA office in New Delhi worked together to make it happen,” says Rasmus Jönsson, who works with TÅNUM.
Better conditions for more people
Having people in Karupannya weave the rugs became a part of our initiative called Made by People: Handmade rugs. It’s a long-term IKEA project that establishes weaving centrers close to villages. By bringing weavers together, the production process and the working environment can be monitored and improved. This creates better conditions for the weavers, their families and ultimately the rug industry throughout the region. We’re also helping to develop a new loom that enables weavers to have a more ergonomic working position and requires less muscle power to operate. “The best part is that we can offer functional and beautiful rugs for thousands of homes by using leftover materials, and at the same time create jobs for women in Bangladesh. It's good for both people and the planet," says Rasmus.
100% cotton from more sustainable sources
Since 2015, all cotton in IKEA products is either recycled or comes from more sustainable sources*. This means that we only source cotton grown using sustainable farming practices that reduce the use of fertilizers, pesticides and water, improve working conditions and earnings for farmers, and benefit ecosystem health and biodiversity conservation. We have set up a system that enables use to trace all our cotton and ensure that the final product is from approved, certified sources. *Cotton from more sustainable sources commits to the following schemes: Better Cotton (as defined by BCI, including their equivalence in various geographies), cotton from farmers working towards the BCI standard (TBC).
Working together to drive change
Each year, IKEA uses around 0.5 percent of all cotton grown around the world. This may not seem like a lot, but the number is big enough to drive change in the industry. For many years, we have been working with partners and stakeholders globally to transform conventional large-scale cotton farming and set social and environmental standards for cotton production. As an example, we helped set up the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) who runs the world’s largest cotton sustainability programme. BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future. Today, more than 110,000 farmers have adopted more sustainable farming practices within IKEA projects.
Ensuring compliance throughout the value chain
All IKEA products are produced in accordance with the IKEA IWAY Standard, our Supplier Code of Conduct. It sets out the minimum environmental and social standards expected from our suppliers, including compliance with local laws. We do not accept any form of forced labour, child labour or treatments in breach of our supply chain requirements. Our cotton teams across the globe ensure that all cotton used in IKEA products meets the demands of compliance in our supply chain. By having teams on the ground in areas where it has previously been challenging to work responsibly, we can challenge the traditional ways of working and improve the industry. If we discover that we are acting in places where we cannot ensure our requirements are being met, we follow-up on the ground and drive change.
What is cotton?
Cotton is one of the world's most appreciated and used natural fibres. Textiles in cotton are soft, hardwearing and can be washed at high temperatures. They are also good at breathing and absorbing moisture – making them pleasant to wear close to the body. Today at IKEA we use more and more recycled cotton and strive to make sure that all the new cotton we use has been grown and produced with less and less amounts of pesticides, fertilizers and water.