Cute lightMelissa B.Great light. Cute and easy to install.5
Happy purchaseGiuseppeThe look is so simple but at the same time very effective. It does work very well for what we needed. As always, installation instructions were very easy to follow.5
I like it but INorahI like it but I thought it would fit for the lampshade, it's just for the ceiling. I feel sorry for this situation.So cute.5
PERFECT!!AshleyWe bought this light for our daughter for Christmas. She is autistic and has a tendency to stare at bright lights, so we’ve been on the lookout for a light that would be safer for her eyes. The light that this light gives off is so soft and cozy- it lights up the room, but it’s not abrasive. AND the lightbulb is shielded, so we don’t need to worry about her staring at it! We absolutely love it, and so does she. It adds such a special touch to her room. And the install was super easy- my husband was a huge fan of that!!
All around, love this light!!5
Really beautiful!VanessaReally beautiful!5
perfectionDanielleWe bought this for our daughter's dorm room. The cord is easy to swap out for one that plugs into the wall. It's super lightweight so command strips should hold it well. Move-in day is in 2 weeks so I will update then.5
Love it! It just makesTrudyLove it! It just makes the room look fun and finished5
I get lots of complimentsDESIEEI get lots of compliments on this lamp and I’m a proud owner5
SustainabilityPeople and planet
Sustainable life at home
The right lamp can really enhance the feeling in a room. VINDKAST pendant lamp is exactly this kind of lamp. The beautiful white shape is reminiscent of a flying cloud and spreads pleasant mood lighting. It is also made of 100% recycled polyester – a very soft material that perfectly suits a bedroom. But of course you can have the lamp wherever you want an eye-catcher or want to create a cozy atmosphere – while enjoying a cleaner conscience.
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 recycled polyester?
When we create products from recycled polyester, PET bottles, and other sources, they 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.