Chemical sensitivity, Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), Environmental illness, and or allergic reactions are a reality for an ever increasing number of our neighbors and family members. Earthshade Natural Window Fashions is one of the few organizations making an often tedious commitment to understand and craft an aesthetically pleasing product for the home and office environment. Our goal is to provide comfort, economy, access, and peace of mind to all without contributing to the rising health concerns of indoor air quality (IAQ).
Often completely disregarded as an actual ailment by the medical world, MCS can have a vast range of effect on one's life. Symptoms can range from an occasional episode of coughing, sneezing, or wheezing to headaches, dizziness, breathing difficulty, or even total incapacitation when one comes in contact with a simple trigger. Triggers can include simple fragrances, both natural and synthetic to complex, cumulative concoctions of common chemicals and additives found in nearly everything that is made or handled by humanity.
Because MCS is such a vastly misunderstood, understudied, and inherently complex fact for many of our friends and neighbors, a real challenge arises when attempting to offer a “natural” product accessible to anyone and everyone. Earthshade Natural Window Fashions™ is committed to producing the safest, Green, sustainable, and purest product of its kind without the practices and/or additives that so many others refer to as normal, necessary, or innocently "natural". Because we rely on a vast network of small community based producers, transporters, and craftspeople, obtaining 100% control is often a daunting task. We have found patterns or materials that are seemingly benign to most, to be inappropriate for others. Conversely we have found materials that some are cautious about to be completely satisfactory to others. An additional fact remains that what may be perceived as non-toxic one day, may become toxic to some on another day when combined with a whole new set of circumstances. This alone sends many producers or manufacturers to the safety of claiming their product simply is not suitable for anyone who may be afflicted with MCS to any degree or worse, they simply cannot answer the question.
21st Century canaries may rest assured that a simple phone call to Earthshade Natural Window Fashions™ will be met with care, experience, compassion, and respect for the simple right of all to enjoy our free society with equality. At the very least, we are experienced, fluent, and willing to assist you in discovering the level of appropriateness or comfort our product may offer to you as an individual. Our distinct experience with Certifications including "GreenGuard" or Oecko-tex coupled with over ten years of testing and studying will provide a sound basis of discussion. In time we hope the rest of society will join us by acknowledging these signs of certain change.
We invite you to give us a call to discuss our comprehensive, dedicated, and consistently improving compassion. Contact us.