Apr 19, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day with FactoryDirectDrapes.com!

Now through April 23rd save 60% off our 100% pure cotton fabric
Discount code: 60WI0412

WONDRA IVORY is 100% certified organic, American-grown, American-spun, American-milled fabric. The use of “certified organic” drapes and curtains in your home helps eliminate contamination in soil, air and water supply. It is also a healthy choice for those with small children, elderly and those with chronic issues such as allergies and asthma. Plus, every time you purchase any eco-friendly product from us, we voluntarily plant a tree on your behalf in one of our nation’s forest devastated by insects and fires through the Arbor Day Foundation. So far we have planted 430 trees! Together, we’re making a difference!

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Apr 13, 2012

Big Savings at FactoryDirectDrapes.com. Plus, FREE SHIPPING!

Big Savings! Right now, save 50% off custom drapes at FactoryDirectDrapes.com. Plus, FREE SHIPPING with promo code: 50FS0412 Order today! Offer is good until April 16, 2012.

Green Makeover for your Bedroom

We spend 1/3 of our life in bed so it's very important to make our bedroom comfortable, healthy and non-toxic.

Bedding. Choose beddings made from natural silk, 100% certified organic cotton, hemp and bamboo. They are free from pesticides, chemicals, allergens and more. They are also soft and hypoallergenic and comes in a wide array of designs to suit your decor.

Pillow. The Green Science Policy Institute recommends choosing pillows made from polyester, down, wool (a naturally flame retardant fabric), or cotton.

Mattress. Look for matresses that are made with non-toxic materials like wool, latex foam, unbleached cotton and other organic cotton fabrics.

Drapes and Curtains. Organic drapes don't emit emissions and other volatile chemicals. At FactoryDirectDrapes.com, none of our eco-friendly fabrics were subjected to harsh chemical treatments or harmful dyes during the processing and finishing of the fabric. They are 100% certified organic, American-grown, American-spun, American milled fabrics. All the finishing, dying of the fabrics and manufacturing of drapes takes place here in America.

Paint. Paints release toxic emissions. It comes from the solvents in the paint known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Some of these VOCs are carcinogenic or toxic which can cause headaches, fatigue, difficulty breathing, eye and skin irritation. When shopping for paints, choose natural or organic paints, "VOC-free" or paints that emit fewer fumes "LOW-VOC".

Furniture. Look for furnitures that are made from natural solid hardwood or reclaimed wood that are finished with low voc's coatings and finishes.

By making these investments for your bedroom, you can improve your family's health and save the planet.

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Apr 6, 2012

Fire-retardant Drapes and Curtains for your Home

Draperies, curtains and similar hanging fabrics and textiles used in public spaces schools, churches, senior housing, meeting halls, theaters, stages etc. are required by law in many states and cities to be certified as flame-retardant. Homeowners do not have such restrictions. However, do you know that home fires account for nearly 90% of all fire-related fatalities? One of the most flammable fire accelerators in any home are fabrics like upholstery, bed sheets, curtains and drapes that’s why it is worth investing in fire-retardant drapes for extra protection for your home and family.

All of the fire-retardant drapery fabrics by FactoryDirectDrapes.com are inherently fire-retardant (IFR) and meet NFPA 701: Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). This test measures the flammability of a fabric when it is exposed to specific sources of ignition.

Details of NFPA 701 are available here:

Unlike fire-retardant fabrics (FR) which is treated with fire retarding chemicals and loses it’s fire-retardancy after washing, inherently fire retardant fabrics have fire retardant threads that’s woven in it. This means that it will remain sufficiently flame retardant for its lifetime even after repeated washings. Also, ANY drape fabric we carry can have an inherently fire-retardant standard or blackout/insulated lining attached to it. Custom widths and lengths ensure a perfect fit.

Visit FactoryDirectDrapes.com today for our wide selection of beautiful fire-retardant fabrics for your home in a variety of colors, fabrics and textures. From the fire retardant fabrics to the last stitch in sewing, your drapes and curtains are proudly 100% American Made!

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Apr 3, 2012

Why Eco-Friendly Drapes are Good for You

A customer came to us in search of organic drapes. She ordered ready-made drapes online and had to return it. She said the smell of the drapes is so strong it permeated her entire bedroom and gave her a headache for two weeks.

It is true that drapes can emit toxic chemical smell. Many imported ready-made drapes and curtains are not only constructed with less fabric and cheaply made materials, the fabrics are also treated with formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical.

Organic drapes don’t emit emissions and other volatile chemicals into your home. Many people believe this creates 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.

Organic drapes are not only good for you and your home, it’s also good for the environment. Eco-friendly drapes are produced without dangerous pollutions being released into the environment, including our water and soil. None of the eco-friendly and natural drape fabrics we offer at FactoryDirectDrapes.com were subjected to harsh chemical treatments or harmful dyes during the processing or finishing of the fabric. They are 100% certified organic, American-grown, American-spun, American-milled fabrics. All the finishing, dying etc. also takes place here in America. Our organic drape fabrics include: Organic 100% pure cotton, Hemp and Recycled Cotton. They are available in a variety of colors and patterns and can be lined for superior insulation.

Plus, when you purchase an eco-friendly drapes at FactoryDirectDrapes.com, we voluntarily plant a tree on your behalf through the Arbor Day Foundation. These trees are replanted in our Nations Forests that were damaged by fire, insects, and disease. Each customer receives a complementary card from the Arbor Day Foundation announcing that a tree was planted in your name. We’re excited into this partnership and the outcome so far is 419 trees!

All of us at FactoryDirectDrapes.com look forward to your commitment to go green and support American workers by buying Organic drapes from FactoryDirectDrapes.com.

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