FRÖSÖN Cover for back cushion, outdoor dark grey, 62x44 cm
FRÖSÖN Cover for back cushion, outdoor dark grey, 62x44 cm
FRÖSÖN Cover for back cushion, outdoor dark grey, 62x44 cm

Separate covers makes it easy to renew your outdoor furniture when you like. These are made of recycled PET bottles and dyed in a more sustainable way, which also makes the colour last longer in the sun.

003.917.15

Product details

When your mood changes, you can quickly change the look of your outdoor space with the separate FRÖSÖN covers.You can just shake off water from a light rain, as the cushion cover is water repellent. The colour stays fresh for longer as the fabric is fade resistant. The zipper makes the cover easy to remove.Inner cushion is sold separately.To be completed with DUVHOLMEN inner cushion for back cushion 62x44 cm. Sold separately.The cushion cover can also be used as an extra cover for FRÖSÖN/DUVHOLMEN back cushion 62x44 cm.Designer

Eva Lilja Löwenhielm

  • 100% polyester (min. 90% recycled)
    Machine wash, max 40°C, normal process.Close the zipper before washing.Do not bleach.Tumble drying, low temperature (max 60°C).Iron, max 110°C.Do not dryclean.
  • By using recycled polyester in this product, we consume less new raw materials and lower our environmental footprint.The yarn in this product is dope-dyed, a colour method for synthetic fibres, which reduces consumption of water and dyestuff while improving colour fastness compared to traditional dyeing techniques.No perfluorinated chemicals (e.g. PFOS, PFOA, PFOSA) are used to make this product water repellent. As perfluorinated chemicals are non-degradable, it’s better for you and the environment to avoid them.
  • FRÖSÖNCover for back cushionArticle no:003.917.15
    Width: 17 cmHeight: 4 cmLength: 22 cmWeight: 0.35 kgPackage(s): 1

Product size

Length: 
44 cm
Width: 
62 cm
FRÖSÖN Cover for back cushion, outdoor dark grey, 62x44 cm

Smart technique for cushions in the sun

With FRÖSÖN cushion covers, you make a sustainable choice for your outdoor space ‒ in several ways. The polyester fabric is made from recycled PET bottles, and has been dyed with a technique that is both resource efficient and hardwearing, so that your cushions stay fresh for longer in the sun. After having tested the fabric in the burning Australian sun and in Saudi Arabian sand storms, we know that the cover keeps its great, fresh look, even in the harshest conditions.  Read More
When springtime comes and it’s time to place out the cushions for the outdoor furniture, they don’t always look like you remember them. The colour may have faded and the fabric might look a little worn after having withstood the sun’s strong UV rays, rain, wind, dust and dirt. It’s a completely natural process, but that doesn’t mean that we have to accept it. At IKEA, we embrace such everyday challenges and look for new materials, alternative manufacturing methods and more efficient tests. When we set out to make FRÖSÖN cushion covers, we chose to use polyester made from recycled PET bottles and to use a relatively new dyeing technique, which turned out to have more reliable quality and better environmental durability than conventional dyeing.

The colour becomes part of the fabric

Anton Löfstedt, who works with textiles at IKEA, explains that the technique is used to dye synthetic fibres such as polyester, acrylic and nylon. "With this technique, we add the colour pigment in the material already before the fibre is manufactured. In this way, the pigment becomes part of the fibre and it becomes more colourfast compared with traditional dyeing where the pigment just ends up on the surface of the finished fibre." By dyeing and manufacturing the fibre at the same time, and skipping a step in the production, it’s also more environmentally friendly. The water consumption is about 80% lower compared to traditional dyeing, while the amount of colour pigment can be reduced by 20%. These are important figures which show how a new technique can make a big difference. "Today, a growing proportion of all polyester in our range is dyed in this way," says Anton.

Harsh weather tests

To test the durability of the dyed polyester, we put it out in the sun. Over seven months, some cushions were placed on the terrace of our office in Sydney where the sun is strong and the humidity is high. At the same time, we sent a number of cushions to a family in Saudi Arabia where they withstood both sun and sand storms. Catarina Vannfält is a chemical engineer and has studied the results. "Understandably, they were slightly spotted when we got them back, but after one washing, the covers were fresh again and their colour looked really good", says Catarina. So with recycled materials and a dyeing technique that consumes less water and colour, FRÖSÖN is one step further towards reducing our environmental impact ‒ and the positive effect continues in your own home. "With a better dyeing technique, that slows down the sun’s bleaching effect on the fabric, and a removable cover that you can wash, the cushions keep looking great for a long time", summarises Catarina.
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FRÖSÖN
Cover for back cushion, outdoor dark grey62x44 cm

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SR 43
Inner cushion is sold separately.
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FRÖSÖN Cover for back cushion, outdoor dark grey, 62x44 cm
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FRÖSÖN Cover for back cushion, outdoor dark grey, 62x44 cm

FRÖSÖN

SR 43