Source: Country Living
The slipcovers come in a heavy denim or a linen type material. I have the khaki colored denim slipcover and have washed it several times. It still looks great! However, I do not put the slipcover in the dryer. I always lay it out on the patio to dry.
If you are not keen on the slipcovers Ikea offers you can check out Comfort Works or Bemz and order a custom cover. These companies make slipcovers that fit all the Ikea furniture. The styles range from a loose shabby chic cottage fit to a more tailored fit.
So, the bottom line.... After 3 years of use I still really like my Ektorp furniture.