Made to Measure Eco-Friendly Lampshades

Are your lampshades eco-friendly?

All our fabrics are eco-friendly. We buy certified organic cotton which is combined with eco-friendly flax, to create our unique linen union which we use for all our fabrics, printed and plains. We believe we are the only company who does this.   Read More...

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Made to Measure Lampshades

Are your lampshades eco-friendly?

All our fabrics are eco-friendly. We buy certified organic cotton which is combined with eco-friendly flax, to create our unique linen union which we use for all our fabrics, printed and plains. We believe we are the only company who does this.  

This is because Vanessa is horrified that non organic cotton is the world’s dirtiest crop to grow, because it relies on the heavy use of pesticides which are hazardous to human and animal health. Pesticide use has serious adverse effects on biodiversity and contaminates local water supplies.

Having lived in the Cotswolds for thirty – five years, Vanessa is committed to working with local, specialist and highly skilled craftsmen and women to make our lampshades. This keeps the carbon footprint of one of our lampshades down as low as possible.

At Vanessa Arbuthnott we are aware of our responsibilities to the environment and are wholly committed to improving manufacturing processes in line with this. We choose to work only with ethical and accredited suppliers and we make business decisions based on the impact on the wider, global environment. We source our electricity from renewable resources, this shows that we support the generation of renewable energy.

Each bespoke lampshade is beautifully made in our local workshops by professionals, hand finished with great care and attention. Our makers use traditional methods and take a real pride in what they do. With made-to-measure, there is no need to compromise; you can create a unique look with your choice of fabric and those important finishing touches that will complement and co-ordinate your home. There are two shapes to choose from, empire and drum and several sizes. You can choose a second fabric to line the lampshade and choose a diffuser if you wish to hide the bulb.