Natural Roman-fold shades are woven from a variety of fast-growing, renewable grasses, bamboo, reeds and jutes, and bring a casual, outdoor feel to any room. They're created from natural materials, and each one is unique. The weave of some patterns are naturally open and airy, while others are tighter and compact. Consider optional liners to increase the privacy level. The flat-fold remains soft, flat and subtle when the shade is down and creates gentle folds of material when raised.
Features and Benefits
- Seamless coordination available with panel tracks and folding panels
- Natural grasses, bamboo, reeds and jutes that feature random knots and other natural variations
- Fabric valance
- Child-safe option (motorization)
- Trouble-free performance
- Minimal care
- Assembled in America
- Traditional flat-fold or waterfall styles
- Multiple operating systems, including top-down / bottom-up, EZ-lift clutch, motorization, multiple shades on one headrail
- Attached liner or operable pleated liner
- Specialty shapes, including arches and angled shade
- Decorative valance
Unique Characteristics to Consider
All natural products mature and change color over time. They may lighten or darken, depending on material and exposure to sunlight. Bamboo may be greenish at harvest and change to a yellow-brown as it ages. Harvest conditions can also affect the final color of each pattern. Purchase all shades at the same time to ensure the most consistent look.
Stretching, Shrinking and Slat Migration
Shades may stretch or shrink over time upwards of 1-inch. Natural fibers will react to changes in heat and humidity. Slat migration, or uneven sides, is normal, and the ends can be tapped back into shape if they shift. Edge banding adds a decorative touch and will help minimize stretching and slat migration.
Variations in thickness, texture and yarns are to be expected within a pattern. There will be yarn knots at random intervals as well as length differences in the bamboo or grassy material that will cause a visual disruption in the weave pattern. In addition, there could be minor spacing or gap differences throughout the shade due to different thicknesses of material. The pattern won't match perfectly between shades on a two-on-one headrail.
Please note that room-darkening liners don't provide a complete blackout solution. The rout holes on the operable pleated liners allow light to shine through the holes. Attached liners have small slits in the fabric to allow attachment of the cord guide rings and will also allow a small amount of light to shine through.