Just the right amount of blingNitaNYMO perfectly filled a small nook with just the right amount of light, and what turned out to be a subtle bling.5
Simply beautifulVIRGINIAI am quite pleasantly surprised by how lovely this light fixture is as well as how simple and inexpensive. I am very pleased with my purchase.5
IlluminatingCARRIEJust what we needed in the bedroom. Love the pull chain.5
A nice surpriseKeithI picked up this lampshade as a replacement for another brand light. The mount was the same so I took a chance.
The assembly of the shade was easy. I could have done it myself but it was made much easier with help from a friend for 10 seconds.
I looks great. The gold liner gives off a warm glow. Very classy.5
Looks very cheapShengnanThe inner surface is cheap plastic. It looks uneven and very low quality1
Love my little lamp!IvetteLove my little lamp!5
Great fun lookLINDAThis piece is easy to assemble and brings a lot of light with the reflective interior surface. For us it’s a fun piece that adds personality to the location.5
Best purchase yetBridgetteI looked high and low for this type of shade for my bathroom bulb and I found it in this little gem. It casts off a bright light and the gold leaf inside is an added bonus5
I like the lamp itselfJULIEI like the lamp itself but the color is completely wrong for my home. My fault😢1
BeautifulMARILYNI purchased this shade to go along with the arc lamp and it gives a exquisite look, I love it5
Stylish lampIvanSurprisingly elegant and beautiful. The white gold contrast is very interesting. Need another one!5
Love my lampshade!SAMMIE D.Love my lampshade!5
Chic and lightweightElsaInstalled this with the Hemma base and it looks great! I was worried one bulb wouldn't be bright enough but we got a globe bulb in soft white and it light perfectly. My daughter doesn't like the glare inside the shade from the metallic lining.5
Ok but miss the other color optionsBRIANWe have a blue version of this and we changed our living room and wanted to add a second one. You no longer saw the blue and if we did not have extra hanging lights that go inside we would’ve had to order and be on back order. None were available in the store.
The way it’s OK but it just isn’t as coordinating as the blue had been4
Just rightJoannePerfect size, easy to assemble and install. It looks great and adds the light I needed for my bedroom reading nook.5
Beautiful appearance, especially when theLinBeautiful appearance, especially when the light is on. Easy to assemble as well.5
Beautiful and very easy toLaurie H.Beautiful and very easy to assemble5
This looks great and justraychelThis looks great and just the way I thought it would. Shipping was reasonable and fast.5
Beautiful but the gold makes the lighting yellowkelcloI saw this shade and loved the gold inside; however, when we put it up to the light it does give a yellow look, so unfortunately we are going to return it. Otherwise the look and quality is really nice.4
ChaneldollI bought It over a month ago and it really completed my space5
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.
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.
What is polyester?
Polyester is a durable, quick-drying and insulating material that is optimal to use for textiles and as filling in pillows, quilts and furniture. The material is made from crude oil – a limited resource. Since IKEA doesn’t want to contribute to more virgin oil being used, we are now gradually switching to recycled and traceable polyester from sources like PET bottles. What’s nice is that polyester can be recycled over and over, without changing or losing its great qualities.