Apr 22, 2011

Go Green for Earth Day and Save Green!

With the help of the Arbor Foundation, Factory Direct Drapes™ will support Green initiatives by planting a tree in American National Forests for every single order between Earth Day, April 22nd and April 25th. In addition, all customers using the discount code GREEN11 during checkout will receive not only 45% off their order, but Free Shipping as well.


Using Eco Friendly Window Treatments

By Kathy Woodard

Many people now are becoming more concerned and enlightened about using “green” products and materials in their home, and with good reason.  Taking care of our environment both at home and in our communities is everyone’s responsibility. Using eco friendly window treatments is just one way to make a difference.

Why should I use eco friendly window treatments in my home?

The move towards sustainable and eco friendly elements in the home is undeniable. “Green Home Building” has become the norm in most communities as more people recognize the need to take measures to protect our resources.  There are several reasons why you should consider using eco friendly window treatment in your home.

*Windows take a large amount of wall space in your home, and therefore their coverings will as well. If you use natural drapes and environmentally conscious products on a large surface area such as your windows, you are making a big difference in the carbon footprint of your home.

*Organic drapes don’t emit emissions and other volatile chemicals into your home.  Many people believe this creates for a healthier environment, especially for small children, elderly and those with chronic issues such as allergies and asthma.  There are groups that assert VOC’s and other chemicals released from non organic products can be very harmful, and speculate that such pollutants might be responsible for many chronic childhood disorders.

*Eco friendly drapes are produced without dangerous pollutions being released into the environment, including our water and soil.

*Using natural drapes supports sustainable crops, and lessens the stress on our world’s agricultural systems, protecting future generations.

What are some of my options for natural drapes and safe window hardware?

When looking for natural drapes, seek out materials that are certified organic or sustainable.
  • Organic 100% pure cotton
  • Bamboo fabric which is soft, durable, and anti- bacterial
  • Hemp nature’s wonder fiber
  • Silk, the affordable and practical choice
  • Recycled drape fabrics; colorful and functional
  • Lyocell a natural fire retardant material
It also makes sense to use metal curtain rods made from recycled metal with low VOC water base finishes.

What are the other benefits to using eco friendly drapes?

When you use a supplier that supports natural drapes and eco friendly window treatments, you make a difference towards a cleaner, healthier planet.  Those companies who care about supplying such natural products also tend to contribute to their communities as well. Factory Direct Drapes not only supports our country by buying only from  companies for the USA, but also when you purchase an eco friendly product from our company, we voluntarily plant a tree on your behalf through the Arbor Day Foundation.

Using eco friendly window treatments and natural drapes is good for your home, and good for our planet.  Celebrate Earth Day every day by using companies like Factory Direct Drapes that use sustainable materials for their products.

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