Earth-Friendly Window Treatments
According to Dictionary.com, “Eco-Friendly literally means earth-friendly or not harmful to the environment.”
Eco-Friendly products also prevent contributions to air, water, and land pollution. Eco-Friendly products are non-toxic and include sustainably grown or raised ingredients that do not deplete the Eco-system.
Organic materials are materials grown without toxic pesticides or herbicides. When items made of natural fibers and organic materials are used it cuts down the amount of pollution in the home, helps reduce chemical allergies and says you are doing your part to help the environment.
At Home Decor Solutions we are aware of the importance of providing this type of window treatment option for the discerning homeowner.
Here is a list of some of the Eco-Friendly materials that meet this standard:
ORGANIC COTTON: This type of cotton is grown without chemicals or fertilizer and creates a material that protects the environment. Drapes made from this cotton are one of a kind, softer, and more durable than many other materials.
HEMP: Cannabis sativa, an all natural fiber known for its strength and durability. Shades and drapes made from this material will help keep harmful UV rays out, a material resistant to mold and will not break down from long exposure to the sun. Window treatments made from this natural fiber are low in maintenance and give a light and lovely appearance to your room.
BAMBOO: A giant woody grass that grows mainly in the tropics. With over 1400 different types of bamboo in the world, it is an item that can be used in a variety of ways. Because of its unique grain and pattern it is often used in home decor in such items as floors, textiles, furniture, and window treatments. Window treatments made from bamboo such as roman shades, drapes, and roll up blinds are natural, affordable, and an Eco-friendly way to “Go Green.”
JUTE: A little less known of the Eco-Friendly materials, jute is the most affordable crop in the world to grow. It is a natural plant fiber also known as burlap, a 100% biodegradable and recyclable product. When blended with other materials such as cotton to make it softer, this fiber can be made into window treatments that provide strong UV protection, light filtering properties and an outdoor feel inside your home.
Many window treatment companies have Eco-Friendly products that are beautifully made and unique in design.
Levolor Origami fabric verticals “reflect organic and natural texture” easy to clean and maintain in various natural colors such as Green Tea, Tortoise, and Straw.
Green Screen Revive fabric by Hunter Douglas “is an alternative material for roller shades using a recyclable product that is also flame resistant.”
Mac Truc is a woven shade collection by Lafayette. This collection is unique using natural materials such as bamboo, wood reeds, and grasses.
Besides being the right thing to do, going green is popular and stylish. Contact us for a Free-In-Home consultation to see all the earth-friendly window treatment options available. We are one click, one call away.