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9 Sustainable Shower Curtains for the Eco-Friendly Bathroom

 
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Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Shower Curtains

Whether you’re trying to get your mom on board with sustainable products, but she really loves a familiar brand name (read: my mom and Pottery Barn), or you’re in-the-know about all things OEKO-TEX®, there’s a sustainable shower curtain out there for you. 

Why Should you Buy a Sustainable Shower Curtain?

Most conventional shower curtains are made from plastic (like PVC), which can be very toxic. Chemicals like phthalates, lead, organotins and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be released into the air causing harm to our health. Today, we can completely avoid this by purchasing non-toxic shower curtains that are good for the planet and our bodies. 

What to Look for When Shopping Shower Curtains

There are many different eco-friendly fabrics used today for shower curtains. You can choose hemp, cotton, recycled polyesters and PVC-free plastics. I understand aesthetic is always important when designing the rooms in your home, so we made sure to find ones you would love! 

Should You Keep Your Current Shower Curtain? 

As with all things, the most sustainable option is the one you already own (and it’s also the least expensive!), but we totally understand wanting to create a more safe, healthy environment. We also know that when it’s time to usher in a new sustainable product to your life, there are a ton of options. Hopefully, this list can help you narrow it down. 

This roundup features a variety of materials, designs, and prices. Bonus: there’s also a sustainable shower curtain *liner* option at the end of this post!

Now, our top picks for sustainable shower curtains:

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1) Nebia Shower Curtain

Brand | Nebia

Price | $119

Material | Recycled Polyester, DWR (durable water repellent) Coating

This seriously might be the last shower curtain you ever buy. The Nebia Shower Curtain was created to last for over ten years! It was tested to simulate a family of three using the curtain by opening, closing, grabbing and pulling it 21,900 times - and it held up! Both the curtain itself and the liner are machine washable and anti-shrink, it has anti-billow technology sewn into the fabric, and it’s made from 100% recycled materials. This curtain truly does the most.

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2) Hemp Shower Curtain

Brand | Rawganique

Price | $55+

Material | Hemp

Washable, mold-resistant, and doesn’t do that super annoying thing where it billows into your shower stream - this all-natural shower curtain is what dreams are made of. A good way to take care of this curtain is to toss it in with your bath towels once a month on cold (which also saves energy, a win-win), and allow it to fully air dry afterward by pulling it straight instead of leaving it bunched at one end.

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3) Organic Waffle Shower Curtain

Brand | Coyuchi

Price | $98

Material | 100% Organic Cotton, grown and woven in Turkey

Coyuchi was the first to bring organic cotton bedding to the United States 25 years ago and is GOTS certified. They have also launched their 2nd Home Take Back initiative, which encourages customers to recycle their own Coyuchi products and receive 15% off your next order. These recycled products are then sold through 2nd Home Renewed at discounted prices, helping to close the loop on textile waste.

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4) Turkish Shower Curtain

Brand | Parachute Home

Price | $89

Material | 100% Turkish cotton

These shower curtains are Oeko-Tex certified and made in Turkey. In addition to incredible products, Parachute offers an incredible program. Their Home for Dreams initiative is “ a mentorship and grant program designed to support Black-owned businesses.” The program offers $25k grants, brand amplification, and mentorship about a variety of topics. 

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5) Loktak Shower Curtain

Brand | The Citizenry

Price | $115

Material | 100% cotton

The Citizenry focuses on  transparency, high standards, and fair-trade practices. They are partners with Kerala Workshop in India, where their products are woven by hand. When you click to buy their shower curtain, you learn about the artisans that worked to create the piece. Thirty-two artisans work at Kerala Workshop, with nearly half being over the age of 50. The Citizenry ensures a fair-trade environment that goes above and beyond, with artisans earning 2x the average fair-trade wage. 

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6) Willow Floral Organic Cotton Shower Curtain

Brand | Pottery Barn

Price | $79

Material | 100% organic cotton

For all those ride-or-die Pottery Barn people out there, make sure to use the site's filter options for “organic”, “sustainably sourced”, “certified nontoxic”, and “Fair Trade” as you browse for products! Yay for making it easier to find sustainable products amongst the masses! This shower curtain is GOTS certified.

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7) European Flax Linen Shower Curtain

Brand | West Elm

Price |on sale $80-96

Material | European Flax

For a luxurious upgrade to your bathroom, linen is a great option! We love that West Elm uses many eco-friendly fabrics while also utilizing Fair Trade Certified manufacturing.

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8) Sonny PVC Free Curtain

Brand | Vita Futura

Price | $13.99

Material | PVC free, non-vinyl PEVA

This may not be the most sustainable option on the list, but it’s definitely the most affordable. PEVA, the material of this shower curtain, is PVC-free, non-chlorinated and a highly recyclable plastic; make sure to check with your local recycling facility to see if they’re able to recycle PEVA! PEVA “breaks down more effectively and does not emit the chlorine gases as chlorinated vinyl products sometimes do.” This product is made-to-order bi-weekly in Germany.

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9) The Beacon

Brand | Quiet Town

Price | $198

Material | 100% cotton canvas

This couple-owned brand is sustainably conscious and always working toward portraying that with their products, packaging (which is moving toward being 100% compostable), production, and end of life. Another incredible accomplishment of theirs is that a majority of the shower curtain making process all happens within 200 miles - from growing to dyeing to sewing to fulfilling orders, it’s all happening right here in the USA.

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BONUS - A LINER

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The Sun Shower

Brand | Quiet Town

Price | $35

Material | 100% EVA made in China

Quiet Town, take two! This product can be used as a liner or as a curtain itself if you’re into showering in the sunlight. While EVA Vinyl is non-toxic, it is unfortunately not often recycled properly. So while this may not be the “best-ever”, it’s designed to last way longer than normal plastic liners, which keeps waste out of landfills - and that’s a plus. Quiet Town isn’t satisfied with just keeping liners out of landfills, though. They are currently working on a recycling program specifically for their Sun Shower liners.

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About the Author

Paige Annelayne is a freelance writer and digital media specialist currently based in Alabama, who loves to cook, learn about intersectional sustainability, and read a lot of books. Her cat, Gnocchi, her plants, and a good cup of matcha bring her joy. You can connect with Paige on Instagram @vitality.blog and at www.vtltyblog.com


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