Shade Works Cares About the Environment
A primary concern for Shade Works Window Fashions when manufacturing our products is the environment. Our entire shade fabric collection has been accredited with environmentally friendly certifications from 3rd party organizations (see below). We firmly believe that it is our duty and responsibility to provide you with high quality, safe fabrics that are free from harmful chemicals, odors or compounds that can compromise your health. We hope that by shopping at Shade Works, you experience peace of mind with the knowledge and trust that your home or work environment is safe. Below are 3rd party organizations that we are certified within:
GreenGuard Certification programs help consumers identify and trust interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in which the products are used. All certified products must pass stringent emissions standards based on established chemical exposure criteria.
Oeko-Tex is a globally recognized program that upholds rigid standards for textile manufacturing. It tests for harmful substances prohibited or regulated by law, for chemicals which are known to be harmful to health and requires manufacturers to take precautions to limit growth of bacteria, fungus, and other micro-organisms within textiles.
Microban antimicrobial product protection works continuously for the lifetime of a fabric to inhibit the growth of stain and odour-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. Fabrics infused with Microban antimicrobial technology are ideal for any interior space when microbes are a concern including: hospitality, homes, offices, schools or health care institutions.
Many of Shade Works fabrics are certified by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) for being flame retardant.
ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) is a globally recognized leader in the development of international standards to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.