IKEA has released a rainbow rendition of their trusty FRAKTA bag and a lunch bag as a show of support for LGBTQ+! These rainbow flag-inspired bags were created in celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia observed on 17 May, as well as Pride Month.
PETER JELKEBY, Country Retail Manager & Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA UK and Ireland.
In a press release, Peter Jelkeby — Country Retail Manager & Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA UK and Ireland, says “At IKEA, our culture is centred on the value of togetherness. We believe equality is a human right and that everyone deserves a home where they can be themselves.”
He continues, “We know that lockdown will disproportionately affect the LGBT+ community. With many isolated from their support networks, and with Pride celebrations postponed, it has never been more important to show our support and encourage everyone to provide a safe and welcoming space for members of the LGBT+ community and ‘be someone’s home.’”
The IKEA Storstomma large measures 55cm x 37cm x 35cm.
LGBTQ+ allies will also be glad to know that 100% of the sales proceeds from these bags will be donated to select LGBTQ+ initiatives, charities, and causes chosen by IKEA.
The Ikea Storstomma small measures 27cm x 27cm x 18cm.
Unfortunately, while these limited-edition bags have been on sale since 15 May across IKEA stores in the UK and Ireland, as well as online in several of IKEA’s international online stores, there’s no news if our local branch will be stocking them in their product lineup.
However, if you’d like to get your hands on them, you can always phone up a friend in the UK (where the large STORSTOMMA bag costs approximately $2.60) to purchase and ship one to you. Alternatively, you can purchase them yourself through independent sellers on Amazon or eBay for a marked up price.
The IKEA Storstomma large costs $16.99 excluding shipping on AMAZON.
The IKEA Storstomma small costs USD 2.95 excluding shipping on EBAY.
But you better move fast, because from the looks of it, these are likely to sell out and you wouldn’t want to wait to get the last pieces at an outrageously inflated price.
🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 Happy Pride Month! 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
The Ikea Storstomma large and Storstomma small are now available for purchase via the AMAZON and EBAY links provided.
The photos featured in this article are courtesy IKEA UK and Ireland, and Joel Chant.