As a champion of the environment, Hunter Douglas is always looking for ways to make innovative products that are more sustainable. At Perfect Fit Window Fashions here in Estero, we’re very proud of the most recent innovative partnership Hunter Douglas has formed because it impacts oceans, something most of us in Florida truly love. Read on to learn what they’ve been working on!
Vast Amounts of Plastic
We’ve all seen trash roll up on the beaches—much of it plastic. Unfortunately, the entire world is battling ocean trash; in ocean currents, these plastics collect to become giant floating death traps for ocean life such as sea turtles, whales, and dolphins. To help ensure the sustainability of our oceans and sea life, Hunter Douglas partnered with Bionic®, a materials-engineering company that has developed programs for coastal recycling in developing countries. They’ve developed ways to recycle ocean plastics into sustainable fabrics. Hunter Douglas asked Bionic to create a yarn from those wastes—and the result is the key building block for the new GreenScreen® Sea-Tex™ fabrics, which are exclusively available for Designer Screen Shades. The fabrics come in five neutral tones in 3% openness, which describes the amount of light and privacy a shade provides. A 1% openness level, for example, provides a more obscured view, while a 5% openness level allows for more light and a clearer view. The lower the percentage value, the tighter the weave.
About Designer Screen Shades
Designer Screen Shades provide privacy, view-through, and glare control while filtering natural sunlight. Designer Screen Shades combine style and functional technology to give you exceptional UV protection without obstructing your view of the outdoors. Perfect for your patio or sunroom, they are sturdy and come in easy-to-clean fabrics from very sheer to semi-sheer. Screen shades are normally mounted inside your window frame and take up less space than other window treatments. Add draperies or drapery side panels to add color or drama to the room. Or opt to upgrade to a variety of top treatments that will conceal the fabric roll and clutch. You can even complement or match your shade with a separate fabric for the top.
Shades With Recycled Fabrics in Estero
Visit our showroom in Estero, FL, serving the areas of Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Ft. Myers. Contact us today for a design consultation – we’re looking forward to serving you!