Natural Handwoven Window Coverings
Conrad Shades began fifty years ago when its founder, Edie Conrad, began importing "Biri-Weaves" (handwoven wall coverings made by interweaving wheat and barley strands with silk and linen fibers) from her native Norway.
In the 1960s, Edie discovered the skilled artisans and exotic natural fibers of Asia -- and thus, she started a collection of handwoven window coverings.
For over 40 years Conrad has provided interior designers, architects and window covering specialty stores with distinctive, handwoven, roman fold shades to meet their clients' window covering needs.
Today Conrad offers over forty weaves of natural grasses, reeds and fibers that filter sunlight while preserving outside views.
Conrad shades are renowned for their quality and unique, identifiable design. They can be recognized by their continuous, handwoven edges and hand-tied knots joining fiber strands -- visual evidence of a natural, handwoven product.
The natural fibers--flax, hemp, vetiver, arrowroot and bamboo, among others--used to manufacture Conrad shades are rapidly renewable materials with a 10-year or shorter harvest rotation. They are mold and bacteria resistant, VOC-free, durable, contain no harmful toxins, withstand light and heat exposure, and require little maintenance.
Conrad Shades Premier Line of Roman Fold Shades
Hand-woven of sustainable natural fibers, the product is uniquely beautiful both in its design and in its stewardship to the Earth. Nature, with is abundance of beauty, provides the materials for Conrad hand-woven window coverings. Wind, water, sunlight, and time produce the exquisite patinas and nuances of character found in each Conrad roman fold window shade.
Conrad Original Sunshades are individually hand-woven. Each is unique, reflecting the distinctive characteristics of its natural fibers and the mastery of the artist who created it. Conrad shades have continuous hand-woven strands, not exposed, cut edges, and they are custom-woven to size, rather than made to size from machine-loomed fabric rolls.
Conrad shades are naturally translucent, making them excellent for any room with a view. For sun control and privacy Conrad offers fabric-lining, independent roller shades, and many other options.
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