A new collection made by refugees
Early in 2017, we teamed up with the Jordan River Foundation, an NGO and social enterprise, to develop TILLTALANDE; a new collection of carpets, embroidered cushion covers, and floor cushions. IKEA Product Design Developer Stina Engler and Designer Paulin Machado visited Jordan twice to meet the artisans and incorporate their techniques and details into the design. “A lot of people in the area are skilled craftspeople, and together with the people at Jordan River Foundation, we have developed a range of textile products. We have worked together with social entrepreneurs before, but this is the first time we work with local women and refugees in Jordan”, says Stina.