We invite everyone to familiarize yourself with the another case study created within the Circular Public Procurement.
Sajkla is a company focused in creating a one-stop shop for refurbished furniture. They do so by providing multiple services, like consultancy, retail space, education programs, storage and transportation. They facilitate the interaction between users interested in refurbishing furniture and potential suppliers.
Circularity of business
Sajkla reuses material flows by facilitating
the life-extension of furniture. Through their digital market, they connect
users interested in refurbishing their furniture with their network of
suppliers capable of conducting high quality renovation works. They allow users
to upload pictures and information of their furniture and return them a quote
from their network of suppliers. Their website also functions as a retail center
for refurbished furniture where customer can purchase from a pre-defined
In addition, they provide consultancy services (for example, inventory analysis) in order to advice their customers in regards to the potential of their furniture to be refurbished. In some cases, they can acquire furniture directly from users, refurbish it and re-sell it through their website.
is located in a small region of Sweden, with a long tradition of furniture
handcraft, where multiple furniture suppliers, capable of conducting
refurbishing work, are geographically closely.
This allows them to draw from different expertise in terms of the type
of furniture expected to be refurbished. Furthermore, by developing the
remanufacturing market alongside with original producers, it also allows them
(the suppliers) to understand how to design new furniture that is easily
refurbished in the future.
By facilitating and developing the market of
refurbished furniture, they benefit both potential buyers of refurbished
furniture but also current users of furniture interested in refurbishing and
not purchasing new. Furthermore, re-manufacturing which is characterized by
generating more job positions than raw material extraction.
The strong focus of the public sector on specific labels for furniture can
represent a barrier for purchasing refurbished furniture because of the
impossibility to track down all the materials included in the old piece of
furniture. Not only that, it also makes it impossible for the public sector to
also refurbish their own furniture.
Besides regulations, there are cultural barriers for the use of
refurbished furniture, for example, some people might still associate them with
old furniture. Lastly, there is limited
information and marketplaces specialized in refurbished furniture