For its new limited-edition Tänkvärd collection, Ikea is embracing its sustainability goals with products made from quick-growing natural materials such as rattan, wool, and bamboo. Aesthetically, natural materials pair easily with everything, plus it’s much easier to repair a wicker chair than chipped particle board furniture (which will probably just end up in a landfill).
The rising popularity of natural materials draws attention to the fact that buying specialized eco-friendly goods from niche boutique businesses is often too expensive for the average consumer. So, if big companies like Ikea start selling more-sustainable products at mass-market prices, it will be easier for consumers to change their purchasing habits, and everyone wins. Check out some of the lovely pieces below.
Upgrade your storage game with a basket woven from seagrass.
Small basket with handles, $15, ikea.ca.
Feel guilt-free draping clothes on this rattan rack—it’ll look better than on that chair in the corner of your room.
Clothes stand, $60, ikea.ca.
These cotton pouches evoke a carefree, beachy lifestyle. Throw in stuff you need for when you’re on-the-go.
Accessory bag, set of 2 $13, ikea.ca.
This sturdy rattan bench will lighten up any room.
Bench, $169, ikea.ca.
A cotton blanket that works on your bed or gives a pop of colour when used as a throw.
Bedspread, $99, ikea.ca.
This seagrass and polyester blend rug won’t catch dirt the way other carpets do.
Flatwoven rug, $40, ikea.ca.
Get perma beach vacation vibes when you leave a carafe of water on your nightstand.
Carafe with Glass, $15, ikea.ca.
Fresher than over-the-door plastic hooks.
Hook, $6/1 pack, ikea.ca.
Add a touch of whimsy to your life with these polka-dotted cotton pillowcases.
Queen pillowcase, $10/2 pack, ikea.ca.
The designer of this rattan piece called it an “open closet”—it’s a multi-purpose piece.
Room divider, $119, ikea.ca.
Duvet cover and pillowcases
Stay cool with this lovely patterned linen duvet and pillowcase set.
Full (double)/queen duvet cover and 2 pillowcases, $99, ikea.ca.
Forget Ikea plasterboard with a chic Ikea rattan chair.
Easy chair, $99, ikea.ca.
The cotton linen blend of this robe will keep you cool and comfy as the weather warms up.
Kimono, $40, ikea.ca.
Throws and towels