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Apr

Earth Friendly Window Treatments: Our Mission

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Over the past few years, there has been a remarkable focus on environmentalism. Products that are sustainable, organic, and good for us are garnering more focus as environmentally conscious efforts – and with good reason. All of us are realizing that the amount of resources on our planet is limited and the more we can do to prolong their use, the better. Concepts like recycling and sustainability have their place in every facet in our lives and window treatments are no exception. We consider it part of our mission at Blindsgalore. We strive to be an environmentally friendly company and we make sure to take these factors seriously when selecting our blinds and shades.

 

When sourcing our Blindsgalore products, we are constantly aiming to minimize environmental impact. This is especially true when it comes to protecting our forests and trees and finding responsible wood products. Forests contain some of our most precious resources and there must be an effort to ensure that they are conserved and properly maintained. Many of our wood blinds are made from wood that is harvested through sustainable yield forest management which means that their yield is far below the growth rate. Blindsgalore’s natural woven shades are also crafted from all-natural, renewable sources like grass, jute, and bamboo – no plastic here, only real, organic elements. These raw materials are ready to harvest in as little as 1-5 years and replenish quickly. The roots of these plants are also kept intact to prevent soil erosion. Blindsgalore is always looking for window treatments that not only take the environment into consideration, but also work towards creating a greener future.

 

Eco-friendly designs don’t have to stop at wooden window treatments. Cellular shades are a chic, colorful way to decorate your home and provide superior insulation. These pocketed window coverings trap air at your window, and can help maintain a constant temperature in your home. Cushioning your windows with cellular shades has also been proven to save you up to 20% off of your heating and air conditioning bills. Not only will your home be greener, but so will your wallet. Whenever possible, our design experts recommend cellular shades not only as a way to save energy but also as a beautiful, minimalist shade that can complement any style of décor.

 

Solar shades and screens are also a great way to keep the sun out of your space, which will help cut air conditioning costs during those scorching summer months. Most of our solar screens also carry the Greenguard certification for indoor air quality. The Greenguard Environmental Institute certifies only low-chemical and particle emitting fabrics, which help promote a much healthier quality of air in your home. By holding our products to such high standards, we ensure that our customers, and our environment, will always be protected and your home will always be fresh and the air will stay clear.

 

There are plenty of other eco-friendly blinds and shades available at Blindsgalore. These treatments come in a variety of styles made from Earth-friendly materials and known for their sustainability. For example, the majority of our metal blinds are made with recyclable material. Additionally, a large selection of our roller shades are certified EcoGreen. The EcoGreen label means that the fabrics in these roller shades are made from materials that are 100% recyclable, PVC free, and contain no volatile organic compounds. These window treatments are not only pleasing to the eye, but they’re also doing their part to preserve our ecosystem. We here at Blindsgalore maintain a focus on using sustainable materials with responsible manufacturing practices to create a conscious, respectable brand.

 

Environmentalism is much more than a fad. For us at Blindsgalore, it’s a way of living and acting responsibly to ensure that future generations can enjoy this earth as much as we have. Just as Blindsgalore has been focusing more on becoming an ecologically responsible company, we’re hoping you’ve seen the light too. Earth friendly window treatments can make for absolutely gorgeous windows that are both conceptually and visually stunning.

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Our BG designer, Katie, has been creating bright looks for windows and rooms for over ten years. Katie has great ideas and "picks” for your windows. She will be sharing with you her design choices and seasonal recommendations throughout the year. Katie reminds you that all our BG window blinds, shades and drapes are all custom made for you. Each one is hand crafted to your size, color, fabric and special requests with our added attention to quality and detail. Katie will make sure you love your windows.