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Green Products

The Drapery Lady can help you select the most environmentally friendly products for your home or commercial project. Consider the following when making your window covering choices:

  • Most shutters and wood blinds are manufactured from bass wood that is a fast growing, North American hardwood that is not in danger of being over forested.
  • Conrad Shades, Woven Wood Shades and Matchstick shades are made from sustainable materials like grass and bamboo. Add a lining and their insulation value is increased and the natural color is protected from fading.
  • Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades, are one of the most energy-efficient products on the market today and boast a patented honeycomb within-a-honeycomb design that, when properly installed, can actually reduce heat loss and gain at the window by up to 50 percent and lower heating and cooling costs.
  • Ado manufactures drapery fabric which is machine washable. This allows the consumer to wash their draperies rather than send them out for dry cleaning thus omitting another chemical process.
  • Many fabric companies such as Fabricut Fabrics are committed to developing environmentally friendly fabrics. Each season Fabricut has introduced “sustainable fabrics” and their fabric orders are shipped using unprinted, recyclable shipping bags.
  • Robert Allen fabrics has committed that the fiber content in their eco-friendly fabrics are sustainable, organic and/or recycled.

Sustainable fibers come from rapidly renewable resources with growth and harvest cycles of five years or less. This category of fibers includes alpaca, bamboo, mohair, hemp, wool, and cork. Organic fibers are grown without the use of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers. This category of fibers includes organic cotton, organic hemp and organic linen. All of Robert Allen’s organic fabrics are made from certified organic fibers. Recycled fibers come from post-consumer waste such as soda bottles. They also come from post-industrial waste: byproducts from the manufacturing process. Post-industrial recycled fibers come from petroleum byproducts, recycled cotton, corn derivatives (PLA), recycled silk, and soybean husks.