Soft sheer shades can replace old window gear that has been recycled

Oct 8 2010

An Illinois design business is encouraging the public to recycle rather than throw away old window treatments.
An Illinois design business is encouraging the public to recycle rather than throw away old window treatments.
An Illinois interior design company has come up with a way to recycle outdated window treatments so customers can move on to new window décor selections.


The Belleville News-Democrat reported that Eye on Design in Belleville, Illinois, is planning several recycling days in the coming year for the public to drop off old window shades, blinds and draperies to prevent them from being put in landfills.


Eye on Design owner Jennaver Brown told the newspaper that many materials and old window hardware can be broken down and recycled or given a new function. As an example, she said, old drapes can be used to make pillows or reupholster chairs.


In addition to the recycling days, the shop will accept old treatments at Eye on Design's gallery. Brown said some products will be donated to people in need.


Getting rid of outdated window treatments also gives consumers an opportunity to try new products, such as soft sheer shades that are durable, but have an elegant look. While they allow filtered light to enter a room, they also maintain visibility of outside views.


Eye on Design recently celebrated its fifth anniversary as a residential design business.
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