Consisting of pillow covers, curtains and bright and colorful tablecloths, Fortskrida is the new IKEA textile collection made from 100% recycled materials: with 30 plastic bottles and 2 pairs of jeans it is possibile to produce 10 square meters of fabric. “It's not always easy to recycle fabrics because they are often a mix of different materials, but if you can, it's worth it. For each kilogram of recycled cotton, we save 2,000 liters of water compared to what would happen if we used new cotton” says Luca Clerici of IKEA Italy, involved in the development of Fortskrida. “45% of the collection is made of PET bottles and 55% of denim. The recycled plastic is used to reinforce the cot-ton fibers; without it, the fabric would not be able to withstand daily wear.” About 12 pairs of old jeans and 160 recycled one-liter PET bottles find new life into 100 Fortskrida pillow covers.