Article by Rebecca Harvey
IKEA has launched a new range of products created by women’s co-operatives in rural India.
The furniture, appliances and home accessories retailer is working in partnership with social enterprises Rangsutra and Industree PT, which support the use handicraft businesses to reduce poverty and empower women by making them more financially independent and increasing their skill base.
There are 30 products available in the limited edition STADIGT collection, which include hand-embroidered cushion covers and throws, and a large reversible shoulder bag. There are also handwoven pouffes, cushions, storage boxes and baskets in natural banana fibre.