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Sustainable and Recycled Blinds

The term sustainability is 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.

The textile industry is responsible for approximately 20% of the worlds water waste and 10% of carbon emmisons.  The idea behind sustainable blinds is to reduce the impact that plastics and the manufacturing of blinds have on the environment.  Sustainable blinds can be made from a variety of different materials, including PET (plastic bottles), bamboo, wool, linen, and cotton.   Plus, they come in a variety of colors and styles to suit any taste so you don't need to comprise on style.

There are a number of ways we at Lifestyleblinds are trying to help:-

  1. Introducing a large range of PET fabrics (fabrics derived from recycled Polyethylene ie single use drinks bottles) 
  2. Introducing sustainable wooden blinds eg Bamboo blinds
  3. Trying to use as many ethical facilities as we can eg "Five Zero Production" facilities

 

1. Fabrics made from PET (recycled Polyethylene)

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 SUSTAINABLE range of fabrics are woven from 100% PET and are of the highest quality so you can do your bit for the environment whilst not comprimising on style.

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, repolymerised and then spun into useable and stable new yarns.  

How it works

The benefits of manufacturing blinds from PET are

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

 

2. Sustainable wooden blinds eg Bamboo blinds

Materials used for wooden blinds such as Bamboo in our new Timberlux range of delux wooden blinds come from sustainable sources.

 

3.Using Five Zero Production Facilities

We are proud to work with "Five Zero Production Facilities" for the manufacture of all of our Skylight blinds.

Our sustainable range of fabrics used for our Skylight blinds and many of our blackout thermal roller blinds comes from a facility which has a Five Zero Green Production Process.

This means

  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.

 

Whether you're looking for a new way to spruce up your home or office, or you're just looking for a more sustainable option, our sustainable blinds are the perfect choice.

 
 

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