Sustainability is such an important issue and we're all trying to make conscious choices and do our bit to help the environment. We can all play our part in reducing waste and helping to lower emissions.
Sustainability in blinds doesn't end with roller blind fabrics though. You should also be considering the impact of the blind once it has served its purpose shading your windows.
Choose quality over Quantity
One of the best approaches to sustainability with anything is to buy as high quality as you can. In doing so your blinds will last you longer, so the impact of your decision to buy new blinds will have less of a burden on resources for years to come. Buying cheaper products that need replacing sooner are often made from more damaging materials that are less likely to be recyclable and are less likely to be repairable in the event that something breaks on the blind.
Buy Recycled Fabrics
At Brite Blinds we have sourced a range of fabrics manufactured from recycled yarns that can be used for roller, roman and vertical blinds. The fabrics are suitable for both domestic and commercial environments.See our eco fabric range
Consider the impact the blind has as a whole
It isn't only the manufacturing and purchasing of the blind that you should consider. What will happen to your blind when it comes to the end of its life? How much of that blind is recyclable? Where possible we use aluminium for metal components that is easily recyclable.
The new ECO fabric range for Roman blinds joins our existing range for roller blinds and vertical blinds are manufactured from recycled polyester yarns processed from PET plastic bottles. There’s no compromise on style as these ranges feature a trendy colour palette with great performance features that are from recycled coatings.
PET is a plastic resin that is used in millions of consumer products, along with food and beverage packaging.
PET can be defined as a consumer polyester thread derived from post-consumer recycled PET bottles (drinks bottles).
The bottles are processed through grinding, washing, melting, repolymerising, spinning and texturing into new yarns.See our eco fabric range
Bamboo is a fast growing grass that can be grown to maturity in 1 to 5 years, it produces 35% more oxygen than equivalent trees and can absorb up to 5 time more Carbon Dioxide than an equivalent pine tree.
Bamboo’s natural elegance, coupled with its durability and versatility, presents a stunning wood venetian with a subtle textured grain
The delicately textured appearance of the bamboo slat creates a fresh and natural look in any home.
With its lightweight properties, it allows for effortless slat positioning of the blind to suit individual light filtering requirements. Bamboo venetian blinds are extremely versatile with their ability to compliment any centrepiece; accompany them with luxurious fabrics to create a richer finish or showcase the bamboo independent creating a minimalist and neutral feel.See our bamboo venetian range
Putting any blind in your window helps with energy saving in your home. But there are a few options that stand above the others.
Duette, Honeycomb or Cellular blinds are all basically the same thing. They save you energy by trapping a pocket or air between two layers of fabric. Just like a woolly jumper for your windows. In winter this honeycomb structure helps to retain heat in your room and in summer most Duette fabrics have a white backing to naturally reflect UV and keep your room cool.See our duette blind range
Installing shutter in your home could reduce heat loss by up to 45% or as high as 64% when fitted to a single glazed window.
Choosing the correct form of solar shading helps to reduce the amount of energy used throughout the home, by:
Motorisation can play a significant part in controlling heat levels in your home or workplace. Blinds can be programmed using something like Somfy TaHoma to lift and close blinds at set times of the day to either take advantage of the warmth from the sun or to shade the room from the sun to avoid heat building up. Sensors can also be used to close blinds when internal temperatures rise to high or the intensity of the sun reaches a certain level.See our motorised blind range
The best ways of stopping heat gain through your windows is to stop the UV before it gets through the glass. The best way to do this is with external shading.See our external blind range
We offer free, no-obligation surveys in your home.
We provide expert advice and bring a selection of samples.
Our experts fit your blinds or shutters at a time suitable for you.
We offer many motorised options for your blinds
Roller blinds are available with battery, low voltage and mains motors.Motorise you blinds
Enhance your lifestyle with blinds powered by Somfy motors
Save time and enjoy life more as your motorised blinds do all the work for you. Depending on your preference, we can recommend the Somfy motor and the control option to suit you requirements.
Battery, 24vdc and 240vac power options are all available.
Somfy hand held remote control and wall mounted switches and timers.
Come visit us in our Hove showroom to see our full fabric and sample range. We have a large number of sample blinds on the wall along with a dedicated motorisation section and Markilux awning section.
We offer a free survey and fitting service across most of East and West Sussex, Brighton, Hove, Worthing and surrounding areas. We will bring our samples books to you so that you can see the samples in your own home.