Up until now, you might not have considered the environment when looking to update your windows in terms of dressing them up. Hopefully, you’ll find today’s post an interesting one as there are companies that are pulling out the stops to provide you with eco-friendly window dressings to help you create a greener home. Afterall, even the smallest of changes in our buying habits can make a huge difference. I thought we’d take a look at one such company Apollo Blinds. And no this isn’t a collaboration but more a case of caring is sharing.
Innovative and creative approaches to design that help the environment are happening right across the interiors world. It’s great to be able to share these with you so you can at least make an informed choice when updating your homes. And even if you’re not, it may be something you might want to consider in the future.
Eco-Friendly Window Blinds for a Greener Home
With demand for eco friendly design increasing, it’s reassuring that companies like Apollo Blinds, are taking note with innovative and creative approaches. It’s not only about changing the way that designs are created but also about the materials that they use too. Blinds that are made from repurposed ocean plastic waste, to recycling textiles as well as preloved fabrics are just some of the blinds available from Apollo Blinds. I thought we’d take a closer look.
Four Eco-Friendly Window Blinds for a Greener Home
Apollo Blinds are to be admired for their environmental approach alone. They’re continually striving to do their utmost to create environmentally sound designs. Here are four ways to introduce some ecofriendly design by way of blinds to your windows from Apollo Blinds.
We’re responding to a macro trend – a monumental movement towards eco-friendly interior design.Matt Thomas, design director at Apollo Blinds.
Window Blinds Made from Recovered Shoreline Plastic Greenscreen Sea-Tex blinds
One such innovative product is Apollo Blinds Greenscreen Sea Tex Blinds. We’ve all seen the devastation that plastic has been causing in our oceans. But then there’s the flip side of what happens to this waste when it is removed from our oceans to prevent it from entering them again. Thankfully designs such as these Greenscreen Sea Tex Blinds are helping alleviate this concern.
These latest window blinds from Apollo, utilise recycled plastic that has been retrieved from beaches, remote coastlines and inland waterways. This plastic waste is transformed into a long lasting high-performance roller blind fabric, namely, Greenscreen Sea-Tex fabric.
Why Consider A Greenscreen Sea-Tex blind
- There is more than 5 trillion plastic pieces are currently floating in the world’s oceans.
- There is six times more plastic than plankton in our oceans.
- The average house (5 roller blinds) will use 1.16 kg of recovered ocean plastic.
- 50% of the fabric is made from recovered plastic.
This material also happens to be energy-efficient. Filtering out sunlight and is in itself fully recyclable. This innovative fabric is also PVC free which is great to know.
Apollo Blinds is staying at the forefront of eco-friendly window blind technology, by continually adding innovative, environmentally-sound products to its collections.
In a bid to address the growing amount of plastic in the ocean, we now stock window blinds that are made from recovered ocean plastic.Apollo Blinds
Energy Saving Blinds Made from Recycled and Sustainable Fabrics
Another blind you might like to consider is the Duette® Relife blinds which are a type of Duette® blinds fabric manufactured using recycled polyester fibres from recycled textiles.
With their unique honeycomb structure, Duette® energy-saving blinds can help homeowners to achieve a more energy-efficient home, saving up to 25% on annual heating costs.
Duette® at a glance
- Outstanding energy efficiency
- Large range of fabrics and finishes to choose from
- Pleats stay perfect – whatever the humidity
- Child safe – no trailing cords or choking/tripping hazards
- Available with different operating systems
- Improved sound proofing for both internal and external noise
- Easy to maintain
The old adage, the proof is in the pudding, is one that we can use for these fabulous blinds. Increased sales of Duette® Architella® blinds have risen in recent years, pointing to their success. I’m not surprised when you consider their design. These blinds incorporate a double honeycomb structure creating even stronger energy saving properties. This also means that these blinds offer you longevity as well as high quality performance. A win win as you won’t be having to replace or update and saving our landfill sites from unnecessary waste don’t you think?
Recycle Pre-loved Curtains into Stylish Blinds
What’s truly unique with Apollo Blinds is that they allow you to upcycle those curtains that may have seen better days. Or perhaps, you’ve moved and couldn’t part with those curtains that now won’t fit your current windows. I’m not sure that I have come across a company before that allow you to recycle existing curtains or fabrics. This You Choose service is definitely worth considering if you’re keen on upcycling or making good of existing fabric you may own.
In a throw away society, I personally think this is a brilliant way to make the best of what we already own.
Curtains can become worn around the edges but if the fabric is otherwise intact, there’s an opportunity for customer to recycle these well-loved household textiles into gorgeous window blinds. It’s something we’re seeing more frequently and is great for the environment.Apollo Blinds
Solar Powered Blinds
Solar powered roof blinds are brilliant at saving you energy. They operate by harnessing energy from the sun via a discreet solar panel on the window side of the blind. This in turn charges the battery during daylight hours.
Fully motorised for ease of use, these blinds won’t be adding to your electricity consumption. Add into the mix their insulating qualities and ability to control light in hard to reach areas, means you’ll be making savings all year round.
So what do we think? Are we up for choosing some Eco-Friendly Window Blinds for a Greener Home? It’d be great to hear from you.
Until next time, thanks as always for stopping by!