A rise in the number of carpet take-back schemes is increasing local capacity for recycling and offering wider opportunities for retailers seeking sustainable disposal routes for off-cuts, according to Carpet Recycling UK.
Ikea is again combining with Save the Children to protect almost 800,000 children from child labour.
Interiors inflation saw a major drop in May, with significantly lower prices rises than in 2013.
Ikea could finally open a store in Sheffield, more than a decade after its first attempt, after planning officials recommended approval.
Student design awards New Design Britain is to receive an overhaul as it enters its second decade, with new categories.