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BENGTA Block-out curtain, 1 length, blue, 210x250 cm

BENGTA Block-out curtain, 1 length, blue,

Price £ 12
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BENGTA Block-out curtain, 1 length, blue, 210x250 cm
BENGTA Block-out curtain, 1 length, light grey, 210x250 cm

How to get it

Do you want to hear a dark secret? BENGTA block out curtain is extra wide and can be cut to the perfect length for your window. There’s no need to hem or sew since the laminated fabric doesn’t shred.

Article Number504.544.56

Product details

You can cut this curtain to the length you want. There’s no need to hem or sew - the laminated fabric does not shred.

Thes curtains are made from 34 recycled 0.5l PET bottles. Using waste as a resource brings us one step closer to a more sustainable future.

The heading tape makes it easy for you to create pleats using RIKTIG curtain hooks.

The heading tape also has hidden tabs that allow you to hang the curtain directly on a curtain rod.

Block-out curtains blocks light from shining through and completely darkens your room.

Designer

IKEA of Sweden

Weight & measurements

Length: 250 cm

Width: 210 cm

Weight: 0.76 kg

Area: 5.25 m²

Package quantity: 1 pack

Reviews

Not much substanceVerified ReviewerMaterial feels like a plastic bag, but they do make good curtain liners2
Yes, its ideal for the area we got it forVerified Reviewer Brilliant 4
Budget block outVerified ReviewerIt's thin, smooth lightweight polyester fabric. I got this as quick replacement after the old polyester curtains were flaking causing a big dust issue making my nose run and sneeze! This IKEA curtain is black on the outside which many won't like but I don't mind. It blocks out light and is good quality and I couldn't find anything else as cheap and convenient. Standard delivery was cheap and fast. Excellent 5
Does the JobVerified ReviewerAlthough inexpensive, these curtains do an excellent job of cutting the light and insulating the window. Really easy to install and alter to desired length. Great value even on the tightest budget.5
Very pleasedVerified ReviewerI used these as linings with the grey side facing the window as the black side is not very attractive.They made a huge difference by blocking out light. I'm particularly pleased that the extra width meant I only needed two for my wide window. Really good value...would buy again.5
Cheap and looks goodVerified ReviewerBought this curtain for our summer house. Does the job perfectly and looks nicer than I thought it would. Good to know it is made from recycled materials.5
100% blackoutVerified ReviewerThis wasn't what i expected and therefore I'm not using for original purpose, it feels like a shower curtain and initially I was really disappointed but a few months after purchase when the clocks changed I needed a quick fix black out for the bedroom so baby could sleep, this was my nearest grab and boy oh boy does it work, completely chuffed with what was going to be a one night fix. Now I'm glad I have another one tucked away. Amazing!5
Brilliant blackoutsVerified ReviewerWow these are fantastic black out curtains.5
Blackout curtainVerified ReviewerVery effective at blocking out light, just a bit rustly.3
PlasticVerified ReviewerI got the curtain out of the bag and it felt like a shower curtain, it does work as a blackout but it isn't great material.2
Wonderful design and very goodVerified ReviewerWonderful design and very good quality5
Looks very plastic like andVerified ReviewerLooks very plastic like and awful hanging up1
Effective, affordable blackoutVerified ReviewerWe bought this curtain during the heatwave to hang across the front door. It works really well and made a huge difference temperature wise. A great purchase.5
Great for wardrobe wall orVerified ReviewerGreat for wardrobe wall or for dividing a room up. Easy cut with a pair of scissors and no fray so no sew hem. Looks good too5
Not much substanceVerified ReviewerMaterial feels like a plastic bag, but they do make good curtain liners2
Good value and efficientVerified ReviewerCurtains do a really good job of blocking out the light.5
Cheap curtainVerified ReviewerNeeded a cheap long set of curtains to divide up a garage. Perfect for this. Easy to hang with clips onto a pole5
Blocks out the light well,Verified ReviewerBlocks out the light well, using this as a temporary measure for rented accommodation with large windows and blocks out the light well. The material to block out reminds me of a tent but I am very happy with the product5
Block the light perfectly, but cheap appearanceVerified ReviewerIt does the work, block the light very well but looks cheap.4
Perfect block out curtainVerified ReviewerEasy to hang and so easy to cut to length. Very effective light exclusion. More colours please!5
BENGTA Block-out curtain, 1 length, blue, 210x250 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.

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.

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.

Function solution

Block-out fabric

The block-out fabric effectively blocks out all light. Perfect for people who are sensitive to light during sleep, anytime of the day. It prevents glare on TV’s and digital screens. It offers complete privacy at all hours since people outside cannot see in, even when the room is lit.