Great news, IKEA scores high in textile industry benchmark! Last week, the global non-profit organisation Textile Exchange released their Material Change Insights Report. More than 170 global brands partake in the program and the result is a comprehensive overview and analysis of industry progress, tracking corporate alignment on global efforts like the Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) and the transition to circular economy. We are happy and proud to see that IKEA of Sweden is on the leader board in many material areas. High scores were found in areas such as recycled polyester, recycled cotton, preferred down, and Lyocell.
“Changing the material agenda to a more sustainable one is one of the key prerequisites for a People & Planet Positive future. IKEA works hard to make a positive impact through the developments of the materials we use in our product range. The benchmark made by Textile Exchange shows good progress from many active brands in the textile industry and we are so happy to be a contributor to great change within the global material production and responsible raw material sourcing,” Lena Julle, Category Area Manager for Textiles, at IKEA of Sweden.
Read the report here.