24 March 1999
Boycott Ikea, urge Lapps

LAPLANDERS are calling on British shoppers to boycott Ikea, claiming that the Swedish furniture retailer is failing to protect their ancient reindeer-grazing lands.

The Sami, a semi-nomadic people, claim that Swedish forest companies exporting wood products to Britain are robbing them of their ancient winter grazing.

They are urging consumers and companies to support only those wood products backed by the Forest Stewardship Council scheme.

  • The Times 24/03/99 page 11