MARIELENACurtain, white

CHF 6.95/ pack
Sheer fabric

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MARIELENA

Curtains with a sheer fabric provide privacy, while letting daylight through and help you feel connected with the world outside the window.

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Product description

This curtain provide privacy, while letting daylight through and help you feel connected with the world outside the window.

The curtain slides easily back and forth thanks to the plastic sleeve on the joint where the rods meet.

The slot heading allows you to hang the curtains directly on a curtain rod.

Easy to keep clean since it is machine washable.

This curtain is made of polyester from recycled PET bottles. Using waste as a resource takes us one step closer to a more sustainable future.

To be completed with FJÄDRANDE curtain rod.

Recommended for light fabric curtains, max. weight 2 kg.

Designer

Paulin Machado

Article Number004.174.28
  • 100 % polyester (100% recycled)

    Machine wash, max 40°C, mild process.

    Iron, max 110°C.

  • 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 recycled polyester in this product, we consume less new raw materials and lower our environmental impact while existing materials get new life.

Measurements and packaging

Length: 50 cm

Width: 150 cm

Package quantity: 1 pack

  • MARIELENA
    CurtainArticle no.004.174.28

    Width: 18 cm

    Height: 2 cm

    Length: 19 cm

    Weight: 0.10 kg

    Package(s): 1

Reviews

4.5(6)

SustainabilityPeople and planet

Sustainable life at home

Short curtains that make your home greener

At IKEA we are striving for a more sustainable future. That’s why we asked ourselves; how can we give a new, greener meaning to a simple thing like putting up new curtains at home? For our short curtains, we decided to do it by using recycled plastic bottles, fabric that is too short to become full-length curtains, and leftover pieces of fabric from our production of bed linen – threads and everything. It’s good for both the planet and the many people.

MARIELENA Curtain, white, 150x50 cm

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.

Curtains can spruce up most rooms – and provide privacy. Nowadays when many live in big cities with neighbours close by, there seems to be an increasing need for a private sphere in our own hut or castle. “I think it’s a basic need that MARIELENA can help out with,” says product developer Karin Karedal. “It’s a short curtain that fits perfectly in kitchens or other places where you want some shelter from the outside world.”

Three bottles become one curtain

To make MARIELENA something more than a helpful curtain, Karin and her colleagues decided to produce it from 100% recycled plastic bottles. By using recycled material, both energy and resources can be saved. The bottles are washed, turned into pellets, and then spun into a fine yarn. Approximately three half-litre bottles are needed to make one MARIELENA curtain.

New life to plastic and people’s homes

At IKEA we want to use as much recycled and or renewable material as possible. That’s why you can find recycled plastic not only in our curtains, but also in some of our storage boxes and kitchen fronts. “I like that MARIELENA is a product that can give new life to both people’s windows and recycled bottles,” says Karin. “It gives a whole new meaning to a simple thing like putting up new curtains at home.”

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.

Responsible sourcing

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 organisations such as Textile Exchange to further improve standards on recycled materials, including traceability of material beyond the recycling units.

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Material

What is recycled polyester?

When we create products from recycled polyester, PET bottles and other sources of polyester get a new life in products like 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 using less new raw materials too.