Did you know that eight tonnes of plastic make their way into our oceans every year? According to CSIRO, it’s predicted that by 2025 we will be putting enough plastic in the ocean, to cover 5% of the earth’s entire surface, in cling film each year1.
When plastic enters our oceans, it clogs waterways, disrupts marine ecology, and is easily mistaken by marine life as food.
It’s why Hunter Douglas (the owner of the Luxaflex brand) has recently partnered with innovative fabric engineering company, Bionic®, - to find a smart solution to this critical environmental problem.
The result is the new Luxaflex® Equascreen Collection: a range of fabrics for our blinds that is both ocean-friendly, and offers a beautiful, ocean-inspired aesthetic.
This new eco-friendly fabric range took three years of collaboration and research, and is made from 50% ocean-bound plastic, and a 50% polyester blend. It is now available as an option when choosing your Luxaflex® Roller Blinds and Luxaflex® Panel Glide Blinds.
Here are a few great reasons to choose this innovative new fabric for your home:
By selecting Equascreen for your new blinds, you’re helping prevent plastic from making its way into our precious oceans and waterways.
Bionic® collects ocean-bound plastic from various locations and beaches. Once the plastic is collected, it is transported to a facility where it is converted into small plastic pellets. These pellets are turned into the base of the yarn and combined with polyester yarn filaments to create the base of the Equascreen range.
Halogen-free and PVC-free, Equascreen is one of the world’s most technically advanced internal sunscreens. This means it provides essential protection for your interiors –which assists to reduce fading over time due to sun exposure.
All Luxaflex® fabrics are also backed by a five year warranty*.
The full Equascreen range, including both opacities, meets the certification requirements set by Oeko-Tex® for the exclusion of harmful substances which are potentially harmful to human health. The translucent range is also Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze. Cradle to Cradle Certified is a global standard for products that are safe, circular and responsibly made.
The new eco-friendly Equascreen collection can also help you create a sense of tranquillity and calm in your home. It has a very on-trend linen base, with seven sophisticated ocean-inspired hues and four room darkening tones with colour coordinated backing.
1 CSIRO, Eight million tonnes of plastic are going into the ocean each year – 13 FEB 2015
*Conditions apply. Refer to www.luxaflex.com.au for warranty details.
®Bionic is a registered trade mark of Return Textiles, LLC.
®Oeko-Tex is a registered trade mark of OTI – Institut fur Okologie, Technik und Innovation GmbH.
®Cradle to Cradle Certified is a registered trade mark of Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Want to know more about the Equascreen fabric range? Contact us today for more information.