Ikea Introduces Responsible Products

ikea_pillows.jpgIkea challenged 28 designers to create products using simple and repurposed materials. The designers made use of materials such as fish nets, recycled packing crates, bamboo and Indian newspapers. The designs are featured on the Ikea PS web site. Apparently, some of the products are already available in Ikea stores, and all items will be out by March 2006. The Grindtorp cushions seen here are hand-made by women in the Uttar Pradesh region of India. Following the textile tradition of that area, they are made of 100% wool. They are priced at $10 each.

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