Sweden: IKEA plans to introduce it’s a new line of rugs and textiles made by Syrian refugees under the new IKEA initiative where Syrian refugees in Jordan will be employed to make rugs and textiles. The project is expected to create 200 jobs for refugees in Jordan, most of them women.
IKEA is currently working with local women’s organizations to kick off the initiative. The retailer said that hours will be flexible to accommodate women caring for family members. The rugs and textiles will be part of a limited-edition line and will be sold starting 2019 locally and mostly in the Middle East, both in Jordan and in other countries that trade with them. The company might also consider selling to other countries at a later date. The design is expected to be a mix between traditional Jordanian style and IKEA’s Scandinavian look.
This is just the latest move from IKEA to help refugees around the world. They have created flat-pack shelters for refugees around the world, which can be assembled on site without any additional tools.