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The easiest way to lengthen a sofa’s lifespan? Replace a worn-out slipcover with a new one. IKEA is adding another layer of sustainability by working with Dutch denim label MUD Jeans to turn old jeans into new covers for its icon KLIPPAN sofas.
MUD Jeans was designed as a circular company: customers can lease jeans and return them when they're no longer worn. In a factory in Valencia, Spain, those used jeans are turned into blue cotton fluff that's combined with virgin organic cotton and spun into new denim yarn. Normally used for making new pairs of jeans, the fabric will now also be used to create sofa covers.