Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Blinds Tips
With more and more blinds being installed in homes, it’s important to consider the environmental impact of the product and its life-cycle. Over the past few years repurposing and upcycling have become a rising trend, and to follow suit, there have been some exciting developments within the blinds industry too. So for our eco-conscious buyers, we’re here to proudly share our new and improved, sustainable window covering solutions!
Greenscreen Sea-Tex Blinds
Plastic is one of the most widely used materials and is ever-present in our lives, but the worrying reality is that it causes extreme damage to our environment: plastic pollutes our oceans. The good news is that there is now an innovative way to reuse plastic that is collected from the sea, where shoreline rubbish is recycled into screen material that blinds can be made from. Greenscreen Sea-Tex Blinds use solar control fabric, which is both stylish and effective as a window blind, and friendly on the environment too! Here at Boyds Blinds, we’re proud to have recently partnered with Greenscreen Sea-Tex, who were voted for having the ‘Best New Product’ at the 2018 BBSA show, and now we’re pleased to be supplying their sustainable fabric, in our own roller blinds range.
Check out this video from the Greenscreen Sea-Tex™ project for more information:
Energy Saving Thermal Blinds
When searching for eco-friendly window coverings, another material you may also want to consider is thermal lining. Thermal blinds are thicker than the average blind, and are made up of multiple layers, which in turn, makes for an impressive insulator. This means that during the cold winter months you can greatly reduce the amount of heat loss via windows, and in the summer your home will remain pleasantly cool. Most importantly, thermal blinds’ insulative properties will allow you to make great savings on your energy bills.
Thermal lining is not only available on several types of blinds – roller, pleated and Roman blinds – but curtains too. Thermal lined curtains provide equally impressive insulation, which again contributes to heat retention and reducing the load on your boiler. So either way, smart management of your window covering really does increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Recycling & Reusing Blinds
As covered in our recent article, blinds and shutters need not go to waste once your finished with them. Repurposing, recycling or simply donating the window fittings to a local charity shop, are all great ways to reduce your environmental impact. Following these simple steps can make a real impact, and alongside the innovative and more eco-friendly approaches within the industry, you can rest easy knowing your window dressings are sustainable and contribute towards a greener home.
Here at Boyds Blinds we take our environmental responsibilities seriously and are excited to be working with innovative, forward thinking brands such as Eclipse, with their new Greenscreen Sea-Tex Fabric. Our made to measure blinds are premium quality, and are available in a range of stunning patterns and styles across Nottingham, Newark and the surrounding areas. If you’d like to find out more about our blinds, shutters or curtains, please get in touch with the team today.