The plastic coating on the inside protects against moisture.
Long Term Benefits
Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. Take PLUMSA baskets as an example. While making PLUMSA, Lina Ringefelt and her team discovered a mistake of leftover leather from the development of another basket. What did they do? They turned the challenge into an opportunity and came up with the idea to use the leather for handles on PLUMSA baskets. Thanks to creative thinking, nothing went to waste—and a mistake was made into something beautiful!
Polyester is a durable, quick-drying and insulating material that is optimal to use for textiles and as filling in pillows, quilts and furniture. The material is made from crude oil – a limited resource. Since IKEA doesn’t want to contribute to more virgin oil being used, we are now gradually switching to recycled and traceable polyester from sources like PET bottles. What’s nice is that polyester can be recycled over and over, without changing or losing its great qualities.