New season cushions and throw with social business Rangsutra

These unique, handmade products from our long-term partner, Rangsutra, create jobs in rural India and bring Spring into the home.

A long-term partnership impacting livelihoods of Indian artisans

Since 2007, Rangsutra has helped support and secure livelihoods and nurtured traditional Indian craftsmanship like embroidery, textile and grass weaving. IKEA joined forces with Rangsutra in 2012, creating new products every year and showcasing the work of skilled artisans in the process. Long-term collaborations develop stable incomes and bring greater security to workers from once vulnerable groups, over time

DVÄRGNARV cushion cover produced with Rangsutra
The new DVÄRGNARV 100% cotton cushion cover with multicolour, handmade pompom, designed by Paulin Machado
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DVÄRGNARV craftswoman at Rangsutra
Rangsutra craftswoman, Gaytri Devi Shivlal, from Napasar village, with her handstitched DVÄRGNARV cushion cover
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This Spring season, Rangsutra have crafted four new products with IKEA designer Paulin Machado. The DVÄRGNARV, TÅGHAKMAL and ROSENDUNÖRT cushion covers and the throw, LINDSVÄRMARE, add freshness and personality to a room, but they also tell the story of IKEA’s long-term partnership with Rangsutra, a community-owned social business of over 2000 artisans in India.

IKEA and Rangsutra designers checking quality of the products
IKEA designer Paulin Machado (left) checks the quality of a handmade throw with Swati Acharya Krithika (middle), designer at Rangsutra and Shashi Acharya, design and production coordinator
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The new LINDSVÄRMARE throw
The new LINDSVÄRMARE throw, produced by artisans at Rangsutra, India
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Partnering with Rangsutra and producing products for IKEA at Rangsutra has a direct impact on female artisans in local villages. The partnership generates work for over 1000 artisans, of whom 85% are women and a majority are also shareholders in Rangsutra.


When women in marginalised communities are empowered, skilled and employed, they ignite transformation within themselves, their families and communities, resulting in change

Sumita Ghose, founder, Rangsutra