currently six styles of draw string Bamboo curtains.
The two most common are Roll Up
Roman Style. These raising
styles are very very different from normal 2" wood blinds. We have sold both styles of curtains, your
choice will depend on the decorating motif you are trying to achieve.
There is no difference in prices between the two styles.
This is probably the oldest and most
traditional style for bamboo blinds. Long
ago in the cave man days, when there where a hole in the wall called a
window, this is what was used!!. Sounds ancient! well it is!....
Basically, the blind rolls up from the bottom.
Pro's: Its a very very simple mechanism,
Con: Pull Cords are exposed in the front of the blinds. If
privacy liner is used, the liner will be exposed when the blind is
RollUP style was used in conjunction with cord cleats to manage the
On another note:
Recently most of the manufactures in the U.S have abandoned the rollup
style in favor of of the roman style only. This was done at the
recommendation of the of the window covering safety council association
due to a rash of strangulations of children under 5 years. Please see
the attached link for more information.
The original premise of these
instruction was to remove cord loops from blinds but was later extended
to rollup blinds as well.
For the record;
We do not agree with this decision.
If you have young children under 6 years old, do not buy or expose them
to the rollup style blinds. Eliminating a style that has existed for the
last 1000 years is a silly knee jerk reaction. More importantly, the
rest of the world has not abide by this by this recommendation, so what
have they learnt that we have not?
This is a relatively new style
Basically, the blind pleats up from the bottom every 8"
Pro's: Pull Cords are not visible
Con: a more complicated mechanism with more
points of failure.
Note: This style is NOT available in the South Africa and India
Collections. Both collections are from very old cultures, they ONLY make
blinds in Rollup style as per their traditions.
This is a very new style, that was developed
in the U.S. Its essentially a roman blind that raises from the bottom
instead of the top. Therefore as the blind is lowered, the opening
begins from the top not the bottom like traditional blinds.
Pros: Excellent for morning sun
Con's: Much more complicated and prone to failure than the roman
style. There is an additional charge for this style.
Instead of normal pull cords to raise and lower your
blinds, Rollease is a replacement for pull cords.
Its a clutch chain mechanism or "Rollease", t is also
commonly known as a "continuous loop" mechanism. There is a
surcharge for this option the head rail is widers ~ 2 1/2", ie you will
need a deeper window for inside mounts.
Note: This style is not available on the South Africa, India and
Top Down/Bottom Up
Same a top down system, but in this case you can raise the blinds from
the bottom AND lower it from the top!