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Choosing Sustainable Shades

There are many ways that you make more sustainable choices and go green within your own home. You can conserve water by turning off the faucet while you are doing dishes or brushing your teeth. You can save electricity by turning off the TV or lights when you leave a room. You can incorporate reusable glass items into your food storage plan to reduce waste, and even practice composting. However, did you know that you can also practice environmentally conscious efforts with your window shades?

Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Shades near Newport News, Virginia (VA)

At Unusual Designs, we offer Hunter Douglas shades with sustainability in mind. Choose from options like our woven shades or our Designer Solar Shades made with Green screen Sea-Tex™ fabric, excellent options to consider if moving towards sustainability is important to you. By choosing more thoughtful materials, you can reduce landfill waste and make your home a more beautiful and energy efficient space.

Choosing Sustainable Woven Shades

Crafted with the objective of merging functional design with sustainable natural materials, Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Shades take 'green living' to your interiors, without compromising on style and elegance.

These shades are made from natural materials including grasses, woods, reeds, and bamboo. These materials are not only renewable, but their harvesting also has a lesser impact on the environment compared to synthetic materials, making the shades an environmentally friendly choice. The use of these materials provides a unique aesthetic and texture to the shades, enabling you to bring a touch of nature into your home while promoting sustainable living.

Choose from vertical drapery or Roman shade styles in a variety of fabric options to shade your home with the beauty of natural materials. You can choose lighter, more translucent weaves to let soft, diffused light in, maintaining a well-lit space. For enhanced privacy and light blocking, opt for thicker material shades or add a liner.

Sustainable Solar Shades in Renewable Fabrics

Recent studies suggest that 9 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into our oceans each year. The ocean’s currents, wind, and waves then form giant collections of plastic that are floating hazards that harm or kill our sea life.That is why Hunter Douglas is proud to be part of a program that has already reclaimed over 30 tons of plastic waste that has been washed ashore. Not only that, but they are proud to put those pieces of wasted plastic to good use with Designer Solar Shades.

In order to help reduce environmental waste and incorporate “green” living in homes, Hunter Douglas has partnered with Bionic® to delivertextiles created from a yarn that is engineered from recovered coastal and marine plastic. This is then used as the key element in the Hunter Douglas GreenScreen® Sea-Tex™ screen shade fabric.

This new fabric is exclusive to Hunter DouglasDesigner Solar Shades that are available in gorgeous neutral tones and boast 3 percent openness. Designer Solar Shades are also crafted to provide unparalleled privacy, UV protection, glare control, and view-through while gently filtering sunlight during those bright summer days.

If you have been searching for ways to integrate sustainability into your home, then you are in the right place. Chic, easy to operate, and made with reclaimed plastic, Designer Screen Shades are the sustainable shades that you have been looking for.


Contact us today to begin finding the perfect sustainable solution for your interiors. To start your next home décor project with sustainable Hunter Douglas shades, we welcome you to visit our showroom. We are located at 700 City Center Blvd, Ste A, Newport News, VA 23606.

Our service area includes Newport News, Virginia and Hampton, Chesapeake, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Suffolk, Gloucester, Poquoson, and Portsmouth, VA and the surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you.