Sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the world.
Making a Positive Difference
Collectively, it's vital we all use our scarce natural resources as efficiently and sparingly as possible.
At Luxaflex® we continuously seek to improve our products and process to support the wider environment. We work with leading independent sustainability experts and international standards, so you can enjoy safe and responsible products for your home.
Eco Friendly Design
Responsible Products and Processes
We focus our sustainability approach on four key areas;
1: Design products that enhance comfort and indoor environmental quality (IEQ)
2: Develop products that reduce energy use in buildings
3: Use responsible materials
4: Conduct business in a socially responsible way.
Sustainable Product Design
By developing products that manage light, insulate rooms against heat and cold, and save energy, we help our customers to reduce their footprint through smart design and manufacturing.
We’ve created some of the world’s most important sustainable window covering innovations including the first lightweight aluminium Venetian Blind and Duette® Shades - the first window covering on the market to address energy efficiency at the window.
Our other products including; Roller, Vertical, Venetian and Wood Blinds, and Plisse Shades, feature sustainable materials and energy-saving benefits.
Using materials and processes that meet the highest possible standards for safety and sustainability is central to the Luxaflex® sustainability vision.
Luxaflex® works with leading, independent sustainability organisations , and international standards to certify our products. We proactively plan product design selecting materials, and processes to minimise waste and preserve precious resources.
Learn more about our certifications.
Luxaflex® Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ guarantees that a product has been designed by selecting healthy and safe materials, materials worthy of recycling thus minimising and eliminating waste.
To assess and certify the soundness of our materials, we've adopted the internationally recognised Cradle to Cradle Certified™ product standard.
We are proud that our Duette® Shades, Roller Blinds, Plisse Shades, and Vertical Blind fabrics and our Aluminium Venetian Blinds, are Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ at the bronze level.
Since the 1970’s Luxaflex® has been producing Venetian Blinds with recycled aluminium, with up to 98% recycled content today.
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ at the Bronze level means that all the components and coatings do not contain substances that can be harmful to people or the environment. It also includes the responsible use of water and energy, respect for people and the planet.
From recycled Aluminium Blinds to FSC Certified Wood and recycled plastic ocean waste, we’re continuously working on enhancing the sustainable attributes of our products, and our footprint, to contribute to a more sustainable world.
Environmentally Responsible Fabrics
Estimates suggest that 9 million tons of plastic waste dumps into the world’s oceans every year.
The ocean currents, wind and waves form giant collections of this plastic which, in turn, become floating hazards and kill our sea animals. Luxaflex® is proud to be part of a program that has already reclaimed over 30 tons of plastic waste washed ashore.
What’s more, we’ve put it to good use. Our latest innovation, GreenScreen® Sea-Tex™ is the world's first fabric for roller blinds and vertical blinds, made from recycled shoreline plastic.
Sustainable Materials: FSC Wood
Luxaflex® Wood blinds and Shutters are made from FSC® certified wood from responsibly managed forests.
FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. When you see the FSC logo on a label, you can buy forest products with confidence that you are helping to ensure our forests are alive for generations to come.
Visit our wood blinds page to see all the styles or pop into your local Luxaflex® Showroom to see the complete range of our FSC wood products.