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Sustainable and Recycled Blinds

Sustainability, Eco-Friendly, Recycled and Recyclable have become buzzwords of the century. More homeowners than ever are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint through everything they do, from the food they eat, and the cars they drive right through to the accessories in their homes.

At Lifestyle Blinds, we truly believe that there are practical and stylish solutions that prioritise your personal preferences, beliefs and decor choices. The right blind will accentuate the look of any room, helping to add personality to a space whilst also managing temperature effectively.

By choosing sustainable blinds you’re choosing blinds that last as long as possible. This reduces the need for excessive consumption and minimises the amount of waste added to the landfill.

How we are Lifestyleblinds are committed to help

We are :-

  1. Introducing a large range of recycle PET fabrics (fabrics derived from recycled Polyethylene ie single-use drinks bottles) 
  2. Introducing sustainable wooden blinds eg Bamboo blinds
  3. We offer a huge range of aluminium Venetian blinds which are fully recyclable 
  4. Using as many ethical facilities as we can to weave our fabrics eg "Five Zero Production" facilities
  5. Championing thermal fabrics which reduce your dependency on mechanical means to cool and warm your home.

 

In order to help you understand the credentials of our sustainable range we have come up with the following classifications

  1. Eco-Friendly blinds “Eco-Friendly”
  2. Made from Recycled Materials “Recycled”
  3. Recyclable
  4. Energy Saving

 

1. Eco-Friendly blinds “Eco-Friendly”

The terms sustainable/sustainability and "Eco-friendly" are interchangeable words often used to refer to environmental sustainability.  But sustainability actually encompasses a much wider range of issues. Put simply, "..sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". In order to achieve sustainability, we need to find ways to live within the limits of our planet while still providing for our own needs and those of future generations.

Sustainable eco blinds are a practical and ethical option for your home and where we feel that our blinds meet the above definition we will stamp the blind with our "Sustainable-Eco" logo which will give you the peace of mind that your blind meets the definition above. 

The textile industry is responsible for approximately 20% of the world's water waste and 10% of carbon emissions.  It won't surprise you that the blinds industry is intertwined with the textile industry so we as a company are making huge efforts to do our bit for the future of the planet. Many of our blinds are manufactured from fabric which is woven in a "Five Zero Production Facility"

This means that :-

  1. Energy- Production process of CO2 is neutral
  2. Water-Leaves the factory as drinkable
  3. Air- Bio fuels are used in a circulated closed heating system creating hot water for production processes
  4. Ingredients-Materials used with the least possible impact on our health and the environment
  5. Waste-Minimised using regulated manufacturing processes.

 

2. Made from Recycled Materials “Recycled”

The idea behind recycled blinds is to reduce the impact that plastics and the manufacturing of blinds have on the environment.  Recycled blinds can be made from a variety of different sustainable materials, including recycled PET (plastic bottles), bamboo, wool, linen, aluminium and cotton.  

Recycled PET (recycled Polyethylene) is a plastic resin used in millions of products and packaging and is defined as a polyester thread derived from plastic drinks bottles.  The bottles are washed, ground, melted, re-polymerised and then spun into useable and stable new yarns.  

In a world where millions of single-use plastic bottles are ending up in landfill or the oceans, we are trying to help by introducing a huge range of fabrics which are woven from PET derived from these single-use plastics.  Our "Recycled"  range of soft materials are woven from 100% recycled PET and are of the highest quality so you can do your bit for the environment whilst not compromising on style.

Recycled blinds are a practical and ethical option for your home and where we feel that our blinds meet the above definition we will stamp the blind with our "RecycledMaterials" logo which will give you the peace of mind that your blind meets the definition above.

How it works

The benefits of manufacturing blinds from recycled PET are

  • Repurposes waste that was meant for the landfill
  • Reduces energy and water consumption
  • Reduces carbon footprint

 

3. Recyclable

Aluminium is cited as being one of the most environmentally-friendly metals available on the planet. It is incredibly strong, lightweight and waterproof - the perfect solution for window blinds. It is also infinitely recyclable, meaning it can be recycled again and again without degrading its value. In fact, some 75% of aluminium ever produced is still in use today - isn’t that amazing? Because of this, you eliminate the harmful emissions and energy needed to produce the material in the first place, thereby minimising your carbon footprint too.

 

4. Energy Saving

Look out for our Thermal blinds as they are the perfect energy saver.   Our thermal blinds keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.  In turn they help you use less energy and therefore shrink your environmental footprint. And on top of this, you have lower energy bills and save money every single month!

 

 

Blinds types that we are giving our stamps of approval 

Let's dive into our different blind types and how we arrive at giving them our stamps of approval

Wooden blinds eg Bamboo blinds "Eco-Friendly"

Sustainably-sourced real wood blinds are one of the most eco-friendly options when it comes to window blinds. Whilst growing, wood absorbs carbon dioxide from the air, helping to balance out the levels. It is also easily recycled and reused with longevity to eliminate the need for expensive repeat purchases too. Our range of real wood blinds are a timeless and elegant solution for every window and they provide heightened light control too.  Materials used for wooden blinds such as Bamboo in our new Timberlux range of deluxe wooden Venetian blinds come from sustainable sources too!

Aluminium Venetian blinds  "Recyclable"

Our range of Venetian Blinds is manufactured from aluminium - one of the most environmentally-friendly metals on earth. Aluminium is cited as being one of the most environmentally-friendly metals available on the planet. So really, Venetian Blinds are one of the best sustainable eco blinds on the market!

 

Skylight blinds "Eco-Friendly"& Energy Saving

Our Skylight blinds really do give you amazing value all round.  Firstly they are all made with blackout thermal fabric which when the blind is used correctly in the home should keep your room cool in the summer and warm in the winter therefore saving you energy on cooling your room with mechanical means eg fans and air-conditioning and also heating your room in the winter. 

These blinds stop the heat in its tracks so it can't enter the windows which keeps you cool and comfortable in the summer.  During the winter your loft bedroom should be nice and toasty if you have the heating on as heat rises.  But if you don't have your blind down the heat will touch the glass and escape through the window.  To prevent this simply pull your blind down.

Not only are our skylight blinds thermal and blackout, the fabric they are manufactured from is woven in a "Five Zero Production Facility"

 

Thermal roller blinds  "Eco-Friendly"& Energy Saving

Our thermal roller blinds reduce your dependency on cooling and heating mechanisms within the house.  They are also manufactured in a “Five Zero” production facility

 

Thermal vertical blinds & replacement blind slats Energy Saving

 

 

BlocOut®  blinds  "Eco-Friendly"& Energy Saving

The BlocOut® is an innovative blackout roller blind offering unrivalled levels of darkness so is ideal for bedrooms and nurseries. The award-winning roller system combines an aluminium faceplate with bespoke side rails to block out light, draughts and external elements such as heat gain and heat loss.  If things couldn’t get any better for the BlocOuts accolaids the fabric that the blind is made from is also manufactured in a “Five Zero” production facility.

It minimises your dependency on central heating in the winter and cooling machines in the summer reducing household bills and creating a more sustainable home.

 

At Lifestyle Blinds, we truly believe that there are practical and stylish solutions that prioritise your personal preferences, beliefs and decor choices. The right sustainable blind will accentuate the look of any room, helping to add personality to a space while also managing temperature effectively. It will use a material that has been sustainably sourced, one that can be easily recycled or one that has exceptional longevity.

Why should your home be sustainable?

When styling your home, there are so many things to consider. What interior style do you feel most drawn to? What comfort issues do you predict in each room? Are there any practical considerations you need to make when choosing the right accessory? The list is endless. And, this is why many people may ask - why should my home be sustainable as well? Is this something you need to focus on?

Your home is exactly that - YOUR home. The accessories and decor you choose come down to no one but you.  So no - you certainly don’t have to choose sustainable accessories or look for ways to make your home more eco-friendly - no one is going to force you. However, there are benefits to choosing sustainable items. Read on to learn three of them here:

 

 
 

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