On Thursday June 8, IKEA Canada is debuting something incredibly special: a limited-edition capsule collection made in partnership with Toronto-based Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator and sold exclusively at IKEA Etobicoke. It’s the first time IKEA Canada has co-created a line with local social entrepreneurs.
The kitchen textile capsule—named Återställa, which is Swedish for “restore,” “heal” or “redecorate”—consists of four items: an apron, a pouch, a soft basket and a tea towel, all handmade from salvaged IKEA textiles by a group of five Indigenous women. They spent six weeks at the home furnishing giant’s Etobicoke, Ont. location, sewing 2,000 one-of-a-kind pieces for the collection.