We are often asked “how do other shading products compare to the exclusive Earthshade accomplishments?”
Following decades of experience and research, the opinions below simplify a long standing and complicated industry. The industry as a whole has several stars who without years of commitment, even the Earthshade line would not be possible. Some of these products include positive attributes such as energy savings. As a result we feel it unfair to create a grading system with failure as a grade.
In a society where we are taught to specialize, few step back to look at the whole picture. In many cases the emerging ramifications of concentrated chemicals are a result of innocent and creative problem solving along with “one hand not necessarily knowing what the other hand is doing”. Material sourcing and lifecycle, durability, ease of use, level of exposure, miles of travel, processing energy, isolation and concentration of materials, water management, end of use options, care for labor, and many more principles will continue to emerge as a true definition for the “cost of goods.”