What’s New in 2017? Blinds that glow in the dark and blinds for hayfever relief!

Blinds, Commercial, For the home

Recently there have been some fantastic innovations when it comes to fabrics for made to measure blinds.

Motorisation is growing in popularity, but it is the treatment of fabrics that has become really cutting edge, including a fabric that can help with hayfever relief.

Around 16,000 people in the UK suffer from hayfever, which is essentially an allergy to pollen. The pollen season extends from March to October and hayfever not only affects people’s efficiency at work (92% of people say it affects their work capability), it also seems to strike at its worst during the exam season.

With exams coming up in a few months’ time, now is a great time to install these new blinds. The blinds are made from fabric that has been treated with Pollergen. Pollergen is a unique product created by Louvolite.

When a fabric is treated with Pollergen, it captures pollen and makes it harmless.

Louvolite says:

“Does it really work? Well, independent testing by the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research unit has concluded that a Pollergen-treated fabric shows over 50% reduction in grass pollen allergen when compared to an untreated control fabric. So simply put – yes, it does work.”

Because Pollergen is a coating for fabric, choosing these blinds won’t cramp your style; you will still have an amazing choice of Louvolite fabrics for your made to measure blinds. Pollergen is available for Roller blinds, Vertical blinds and Pleated blinds,  for the home and office.

Louvolite 2017 collection for roller blinds

Louvolite 2017 collection for roller blinds Magnolia Pipin Crystal with bead braid Colonial Scallop finish.

Combine these blinds with the anti-pollen mesh on fly screens for your doors for even more protection.

So, with that exciting news, what else is new in the world of blinds?

Louvolite have excelled themselves this year. Their Vision blinds have already been popular for a few years but now they have introduced a three-dimensional version called Visage blinds.

Vision blinds are a mix of fabric and mesh which can be alternated to allow in partial light or pulled down for full privacy.

Vision blinds: Tuscany Mink design from Louvolite 2017 collection

Vision blinds: Tuscany Mink design from Louvolite 2017 collection

Visage blinds build on that by adding alternate sheer and opaque vanes to give an added dimension.

Visage blinds from Louvolite

Visage blinds from the Louvolite 2017 collection: Knightsbridge Licorice design

Visage blinds from the Louvolite 2017 collection

Visage blinds from the Louvolite 2017 collection: Pimlico Shale design

In essence, these blinds look sophisticated as well as giving you more choice in terms of light control and privacy than normal blinds.

For children, Louvolite has also this month introduced “Night Night Glow” a fabric which glows in the dark for half an hour, helping your child get to sleep.

Glow in the dark fabric

Night Night Glow fabric from Louvolite – glows in the dark for 30 minutes

All of these blinds are available from Norwich Sunblinds.

Pop into the shop in St Benedicts Street, Norwich, or book an appointment online. We will visit you to measure up and discuss the best fabrics and blinds for your needs. The blinds are made in Attleborough by local craftspeople to your exact requirements and are fitted for you.