From Ocean Waste to Textile: Greenscreen Sea-Tex

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When choosing window treatments, specifically blinds or shades, I hadn’t really considered the eco-friendliness of the textile options. But for those of you who are ready to add some extra privacy to your windows, you can now do it and feel good about it, too.

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From Ocean Waste to Textile: Greenscreen Sea-Tex

Greenscreen Sea-Tex is a new fabric for roller blind systems that is made using reclaimed plastic trash from shorelines and coastal communities.

Sea-Tex, the first solar control fabric using recycled shoreline plastic, was developed by Hunter Douglas Europe and NYC-based Return Textiles LLC.

The fabric uses Bionic FLX yarn, the same fabric that the fashion label G-Star is using for its “Raw for the Oceans” line. Using this material helps reduce landfill waste and keeps this plastic from getting washed back into the ocean, where it can harm wildlife. Plus, it’s PVC-free and recyclable, too.


Just because it’s eco-friendly, doesn’t mean it won’t perform! The Sea-Tex fabric has an openness factor of 2-3%, which means the weave is fairly tight so you can’t easily see through it. Therefore, it helps keep more light out, while keeping more heat and energy in your home.


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Greenscreen Sea-Tex is available now in five standard colors with custom options—simply inquire on the Hunter Douglas website or ask your designer about it. You can also request samples from or email [email protected].

Hunter Douglas is experimenting with adding more Sea-Tex options to their lineup, including upholstery and curtain fabrics. More information on the expanded line will be revealed later this year.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.