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Recycling Your Old Curtains

Updated: Oct 21, 2023

Curtains recycled into three lamp shades
Cielles-Curtains upcycled in to lampshades

"Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth”

Plastic has been our trusty sidekick since the early 1900s, thanks to its durability and steadfastness. But, hold onto your hats, folks... a global study found out that we've crafted so much of the stuff since World War II that we could wrap the whole planet in a clingfilm cocoon! The urgency to care for our home sweet home has never been clearer.

So, why is it vital to recycle your old curtains? Because we're tackling the landfill monster head-on with our spanking new recycling program! We'll take your tired old curtains, give them a new lease on life, and voila! We've completed the circle of sustainability.

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

As we interact with our environment, it's crucial to heed the guidance of nature and minimize the impact of our actions. A powerful mantra, the three R's (reduce, reuse, and recycle), encapsulates this principle. However, some items, like our beloved and enchanted curtains, may not be suitable for recycling. Fortunately, there are alternative approaches that prevent discarding them into landfills.



Send us your old curtains have them taken apart and relined !!!

New High Tech Energy Reflective Linings and Thinsulate Interlining Options Now Available!

Are you tired of your old curtains cluttering up your space? Don't throw them away just yet! Send us your old curtains and let us work our magic. Our team will carefully take them apart and give them a fresh new look by relining them.

But that's not all! Imagine the perfect harmony between your living room and bedroom decor. With our Livingroom Curtains Refurbishing service, you can effortlessly transform your old curtains into a stunning addition to your new bedroom ambiance.

Say goodbye to mismatched curtains and hello to a cohesive and stylish space. Our skilled artisans will ensure that your curtains are not only relined but also tailored to perfectly complement your bedroom decor.

So why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? Let us breathe new life into your old curtains and create a seamless transition between your living room and bedroom. Trust us, you won't be able to take your eyes off the stunning transformation.

High Tech Energy Reflective Linings and Thinsulate Interlining

Cielles-Curtains are excited to announce the addition of two innovative energy-reflective linings and a Thinsulate interlining to our range of made-to-measure curtains. These revolutionary linings are designed to provide energy-saving benefits, which not

only help reduce your carbon footprint but also provide significant cost savings.

What is Reflective Thermal or Blackout Lining?

Like traditional thermal and blackout curtain linings they trap air and reduce drafts.

But the thermal and the blackout energy reflective curtain linings have the additional feature of being able to reflect heat back into the house during the winter and back out during the summer. Helping keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

n laboratory tests an energy reflective lining has been shown to reduce energy loss by up to 5 times when compared to a conventional standard lining.

The reflective silver side is used face inwards to maximise the amount of energy reflected back into the house. The outer side of thermal or blackout energy reflective lining is white or ivory. So your curtains will look no different from standard curtains.

What is Thinsulate?

It is a polyester microfibre with very good insulating properties.

For the technically minded, the Thinsulate we use has a thermal resistance of 0.21 m² °K/W (1.36 clo).

It achieves this by having very fine fibres with a diameter of 15 micrometres that are about 10 times smaller than other synthetic fibres.

This results in a denser material that can trap warm air much more efficiently.

You will probably have heard of Thinsulate being used in outdoor and ski clothing. Where the insulating properties of Thinsulate are important due to the extreme climate conditions this type of clothing is used in.

You will not be able to tell the difference between a Thinsulate interlined curtain or a standard interlined curtain. It is no bulkier and drapes just as well as standard interlining.

Having a Thinsulate interlined curtain will help keep your house warm and snugly, with the added benefit of saving you money on your heating bills and doing your bit for the environment.

Combine Thinsulate and Reflective Linings For Maximum Benefit

Combining Thinsulate interlining and a reflective lining will achieve the maximum insulation benefit.

You will have some of the most thermally efficient curtains that are currently available in the UK.

It is possible that the savings on your heating bills will mean that your curtains eventually pay for themselves.

How to Order Curtains With Energy Reflective Lining and Thinsulate Interlining

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