100% committed to sustainable cotton

A headboard with RANDGRÄS cotton bed linen with pillows and a quilt cover in shades of white and grey, some striped.

100% committed to sustainable cotton

Since September 1, 2015, all the cotton we use for IKEA products comes from more sustainable sources. All IKEA cotton is either recycled or grown with less water and pesticides while increasing profits for the cotton farmers. Choosing sustainable cotton means you’re teaming up with us to create a better quality of life for the farmers’ families – from increased access to clean water to schooling for their children.

Cotton grown with care – your choice matters

Cotton is one of our most important materials. You’ll find it in many products, from sofas and cushions to bed sheets and mattresses, and all our cotton is grown responsibly. When caring for your loved ones by creating a home with more sustainable cotton products, you’re contributing to a cleaner world for your child to grow up in. Together, we can make a difference!

Leading a constant change for cotton

Over a decade ago, IKEA, WWF and other partners, established the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), an organisation aiming to make cotton from more sustainable sources a mainstream practice – affordable and accessible to all.

Two versions of IKEA PRAKTBRÄCKA pillowcases in white and grey cotton with vintage flower designs lying on a bed.

Refined cotton that’s responsibly grown and affordable, too

At IKEA, you don’t have to compromise on price, quality, function, design or sustainability when decorating your home. Vintage designs from the 18th century inspire the classic, yet fresh flower pattern of PRAKTBRÄCKA quilt cover. The extra durable fabric is made from densely woven, fine 100% cotton percale yarn and feels crisp and cool against the skin.

Sweeter dreams with cotton grown with care

Treat yourself to the dreamy softness of cotton that’s grown with care. JUNIMAGNOLIA bed linen is woven from pure cotton that breathes, absorbs moisture and becomes softer with every wash. All the cotton in our products comes from more sustainable sources, meaning it’s either recycled or grown with respect for people and the environment.

The number 100% with a fabric texture.

Since September 1, 2015, all the cotton we use for IKEA products comes from more sustainable sources.

Two women in colourful clothes, carrying big cotton cloth bundles filled with harvested cotton fibres on their heads.

We work to make responsibly sourced cotton mainstream

Conventional cotton farming uses large amounts of chemicals and water. This leads to significant health risks to farmers while damaging the environment. As always, at IKEA, we take action to be part of the solution, not the problem.

Together with WWF and other partners, we are committed to creating a positive change throughout the entire cotton industry – more sustainable cotton needs to become a mainstream material beyond our business.

A group of cotton farmers are sitting beside a cotton field talking and examining cotton fibres.

Water management is key for a better cotton production

Our work focuses on water, providing farmers with training on better water management practices, helping areas that are subject to erosion and water scarcity. This means farmers grow cotton with less water so that more water can be diverted to other uses. We are also expanding the scope of our cotton initiatives to include biodiversity and soil management.

On our website about.ikea.com you can find more information about how IKEA works with cotton globally.

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