"Talent Week" is an annual event for IKEA’s employees. On this occasion, we were asked to conceptualise and manufacture upcycling products from the waste materials entrusted by the client. Out of used textiles (leftovers from production) we created practical backpacks, we turned IKEA catalogues into phone cases, and large-format mesh banners from IKEA's store have received a second life in the form of durable and original laptop covers.
Do you remember the legendary blue shopping bags of IKEA? Yes they are same of the materials we used accompanied by mesh banners, old textiles and outdated IKEA Catalogues.
We made a careful analysis of IKEA’s waste, thanks to which our Client gained knowledge about the upcycling potential of its waste streams and what to do about it. What is more, we developed and prepared new upcycling products made from outdated IKEA catalogues, which were given away as gifts to employees and used for educational activities.
Our economic model is built on scarcity. Infinite wants and limited resources. A fully circular economy offers the prospect of a global economy which is regenerative by design and abundant. As a business and as a citizen you are aware that to answer waste management we require ‘rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’. This coupled with technological disruption won’t make your success long-lasting. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to give a second chance to your waste, saving on limited resources while gaining new products at no cost and more importantly joining the spectacular circular movement. Wasting is so problematic, start by not wasting your time and write immediately your successful story with DekoEko!