100% Hemp Shower Curtains
Mini Stall, Stall, and Full Hemp Shower Curtains. 10 colors. $50 – $109.
Made from organically grown European hemp.
» How are your hemp shower curtains different?
They're unique to us and made from organically grown European hemp (not conventional Chinese hemp, which may have issues with chemical growing and processing). There are many different grades and qualities of hemp fabric out there. For our hemp shower curtain, we have selected the highest quality organic raw hemp fibers to weave into a custom fabric with the perfect weight, resulting in a gorgeous hemp canvas that is strong yet light enough to dry quickly between use. We do not use heavy metals or harsh chemicals in the production of our non-PVC organic hemp shower curtains. Our natural fiber shower curtains are also sweatshop-free and made in Europe, where the hemp is grown (not China, which may have issues with sweatshop labor). Unlike most bamboo shower curtains, which have gone through chemical treatments and processing to get from hard bamboo plants to soft fiber, our hemp shower curtains are as natural, pure & sustainable as can be.
» What's so bad about vinyl shower curtains?
According to the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (which recommended removing vinyl shower curtains from store shelves in 2009), PVC shower curtains outgas 108 different chemicals within the first 28 days of use and continue to do so for a very long time: that "new" smell is the telltale sign of all those chemicals going into your lungs and skin when you are most vulnerable: while taking a hot shower and breathing deeply. It's bad enough having to deal with chlorine and possible lead and mercury contamination in municipal water; the last thing you'd want to add to your list of daily exposure to chemicals is PVC-anything. PVC has been associated with many serious human ailments. Even conservative organizations have started to caution people against vinyl / PVC products.
» Why is your hemp shower curtain less expensive than many other sweatshop-free European hemp shower curtains on the market?
Because we are the manufacturer and we sell direct to customers, with no middle people to mark up along the way. We produce our organic hemp shower curtains in large volume and benefit from economy of scale in terms of lower prices, which we pass on to our customers. We are confident that our hemp shower curtains are of the highest quality and are the most competitively priced in its class (compared to products with the same high standards, not the lesser quality products that aren't as pure or sustainable). Much of the product price goes towards high-quality organic raw materials and sweatshop-free labor.
» How many sizes do you offer?
Three. Mini Stall size measures 24" x 72" (with rings, $54 — this size is available in Natural, Ivory, and Burgundy only). Stall size measures 48" x 72" ($79). Full size measures 73.5" x 72" ($99). Depending on dimension, you may need two or more to cover clawfoot bathtubs on all sides. You can choose to buy our shower curtain with or without matching hemp macramé rings. Additional rings can be purchased if you need more length.
» What colors do the hemp shower curtains come in?
» Do I need a liner to go with the hemp shower curtains?
It depends. Most of our customers seek products that are as natural and sustainable as possible and so use their hemp shower curtains without a liner. Since hemp is a natural material, it will degrade over time in a humid environment of the bathroom. How soon it biodegrades depends on how much humidity and air circulation the hemp shower curtain is subjected to. The wear and tear through the years is part of the charms of owning a truly natural fabric shower curtain: it will get soft, cozy, and distinctly aged over time with daily use. But if you strongly prefer your hemp shower curtain to look new for as long as possible, then we recommend using a high-quality, low-odor liner with it.
» Can I use the hemp shower curtains as curtains too?
Absolutely! In addition, we offer hemp curtain panels in 24" x 86" and 48" x 86" sizes, plus hemp Roman blinds and hemp table cloths that can be converted to curtains with with clip-on rings.
» How do I care for my hemp shower curtains?
By keeping your bathroom well-ventilated and your hemp shower curtain evenly stretched on the rod — off wet floors — at all times to prevent moisture build-up and premature degradation. Be vigilant and routinely inspect your hemp shower curtain for any signs of mildew, which can be treated with half a cup of Borax (a naturally-occurring mineral sold in powder form at most health food stores) and/or oxygen bleach in the wash. Chances are, if you get mildew on your hemp shower curtain, you would also get it on plastic or organic cotton shower curtains too. Fresh air is the best safeguard against fungus.
Machine wash cold with like colors. Hang dry.
» Who buys your hemp shower curtains?
Hemp purists and eco-conscious folks the world over. And chemically-sensitive people who cannot tolerate the chemical out-gassing of vinyl or plastic shower curtains. Our hemp shower curtains can also be found in prestigious green-organic spas, resorts, hotels, and retreats around the world, in addition to eco-housing project demonstrations; they have been featured and recommended in numerous magazines such as Natural Home Magazine (in several issues), Elle Magazine (on Vanessa Noel's Hotel Green in Nantucket which uses our organic hemp linens, bathrobes, and shower curtains), Envy Magazine (along with our hemp sheets, towels, & yoga mats), and many other publications, including numerous articles in newspapers on green bathroom products.
» Long text description:
Welcome to pure and carefree organic hemp bathroom accessories...No more compromise (vinyl / plastic / conventional cotton shower curtains (!)). Our 100% hemp canvas shower curtain is made from premium quality certified organic European hemp that is processed without chemicals or pesticides of any kind in Romania.
Hemp is the perfect shower curtain material (even above and beyond organic cotton) as it is durable. It has been known also to be naturally anti-fungal & anti-bacterial. The hemp fabric, which is naturally UV-resistant, has always been legendary for its strength and wear-and-tear resistance: up until the turn of the century (before synthetics came along) hemp was the fiber of choice for seafarers and outdoors people everywhere.
In fact, 95% of the world's ships' sails were made from hemp canvas, which stands up with ease to years and years of constant exposure to salt, water, air, sun, and rough use (the word canvas itself came from the Greek word--by way of Dutch--for hemp). Also, 80% of all textiles and fabrics used for clothing, tents, bed sheets, linens, rugs, quilts, towels, ropes, paints, and diapers, not to mention the US flag, "Old Glory", industrial & household ropes & twines, violin strings, and even paper & artists' canvas & paints, were all made principally from various parts of the hemp plant. (Read more.)
The elegant texture and sensuous feel of our specially-designed hemp shower curtains add a unique, warm, charming, and strictly natural touch to any bathroom. There's something comforting and zen-like in the simple and timeless beauty of the hemp fiber that is both invigorating and reaffirming, just the kind of thing you'd want to feel when relaxing under a hot shower or bath after a long day's work.
Our organic hemp shower curtain can be used with or without a liner; it will get wet (even though water won't splash through) but will dry quickly (please be sure to keep your bathroom well ventilated to prevent moisture build-up — fresh/circulating air is crucial to the durability of your new hemp shower curtain).
Our organic hemp shower curtains feature exclusive hand-crocheted hemp macramé rings with wooden buttons and sewn grommets. (We recommend removing the Macramé rings before washing your hemp shower curtain as the wood buttons might split with the change in temperature and humidity level.Our hemp shower curtains are completely metal-free and truly 100% hemp. All components are unbleached and undyed, except the new color choices which are either dyed with biodegradable fiber-reactive dyes or whitened with hydrogen peroxide (Ivory).
Need a taller curtain? No problem. Just double up on the hemp macramé rings to attain the final height you want. Each set of rings adds 4"–6" to the overall height of the hemp shower curtain (this trick comes in handy when using the shower curtain as a full-length curtain on French or doors or floor-to-ceiling windows
"Each year, 275 million pounds of pesticides are used on the conventional cotton crop alone, not to mention millions and millions more pounds of chemicals that are used to process the cotton fiber and manufacture conventional cotton products. And bad as conventional cotton is, synthetic fibers (nylon, micro fiber, etc..) are even worse! Hemp, on the other hand, grows easily without chemicals or pesticides in virtually any climate and soil. The hemp fiber is easily processed with just water and machine combing and is also at least three times stronger than the cotton fiber.
Important notice: If you suspect that mold or mildew might be a problem or if you've had a problem with mildew in your bathroom before, please use a liner! Hemp is a strong fiber but it's still a biodegradable natural fiber. We sell tons of our sustainably hemp shower curtains everyday (and our customers are very happy with them) and only one in about 500 cases has a problem with mold which usually turns out to be due to moist conditions. Mildewed shower curtains do not qualify as defective products, especially after months of use. We can no longer exchange them if they have been used (unless of course they arrive defective). The best guard against this situation is to use a high-quality liner: that way, your hemp shower curtain will always look and stay fresh and new. Those not wanting to use a liner will have to make sure to prevent conditions that are conducive to mold or mildew. We appreciate your kind understanding.
This is the purest natural shower curtain available,
period. Our Organic Hemp Shower Curtains will probably outlast even organic cotton shower curtains a few times over, thanks to the hemp fabric's natural
strength and durability. 100% natural fabric shower curtains.
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