Experimenting with loops for that fuzzy feeling

She wanted something that gives you a fuzzy tingly feeling when you walk on it. IKEA designer Akanksha Deo started experimenting with different kinds of yarn and wool for a rug together with Indian artisans. This is how they came up with a new loop technique and combined different Indian textile traditions and textiles for the coming collection LOKALT.

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Nishant on turning plastic bottles into artificial sheepskins

Polyester is one of the most popular synthetic fibres in the world. For decades, it’s been used in everything from packaging to garments. But virgin polyester doesn’t live up to IKEA’s sustainability requirements to reach the ambitious goal of being a circular business by 2030. We talked to Caroline and Nishant about material innovation and a more sustainable artificial sheepskin.