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Everything You Need to Know About Our New Fabric Draught Excluders

20th February 2023

Say goodbye to cold draughts and expensive heating bills with our new fabric draught excluders!

This simple yet affordable item is a must-have home accessory for protecting your home against the cold all year round. Keep reading to learn more about how they can keep the warm air in while brightening up your living space!

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1. Save on energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.

Draught proofing your doors with fabric draught excluders (also known as draft excluders) not only stops the warm air escaping through the gap at the bottom of a door, but can save UK households a whopping £125 a year on energy bills according to The Energy Saving Trust. Did you know that draughty doors are responsible for up to 15% of the heat loss in our homes? Your heating system is therefore working harder to replace the lost heat, increasing costs and overall energy usage. So, investing a small fortune on a draught excluder really is a no-brainer; it will save you money no matter what!

2. Stylish yet cosy

In addition to keeping your warm and snug, our patterned fabric draught excluders can be a charming way to bring colour and visual interest to an otherwise plain doorway. Choose from signature Ian Mankin striped, classic check and textured plain designs to suit every room in the house, from hallways to living rooms and kids’ bedrooms.

If you’d like to create the ultimate home hideaway, consider adding coordinating curtains to your interior with a blackout lining to help reduce heat from escaping your windows too! Visit our recent blog to find out more about curtain lining fabrics.

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3. Protect you and your home.

Keeping out chilly drafts by sealing gaps underneath your doors can also help prevent condensation from forming due to inconsistent temperature changes. Over time if left untreated, this can result in mould and mildew growth. Also, if you are sat still for extended lengths of time and are subject to a cold draught, it can become extremely uncomfortable and affect your health.

4. Made in the UK

All our draught excluders are handcrafted in the UK using sustainable fabrics from our #ZeroWaste collection. The fabrics woven to make them are small, limited edition runs, so don’t be alarmed that these designs and colourways will not be available forever.⁠ Once they have all been sold, we will create a new collection of draught excluders with other fabrics woven using surplus yarns left over from the sampling process or unused in previous collections.

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5. Eco-friendly filling

These simple, everyday home accessories are filled with sustainably sourced organic buckwheat hulls, which are triple screen graded and then force air cleaned. This 100% biodegradable filling is not treated with herbicides, pesticides or fungicides when grown, harvested or stored. It is also naturally flame retardant without adding any chemicals and is long-lasting, so you don’t need to worry about replacing them anytime soon. What we love most about buckwheat hulls is that they are incredibly versatile, allowing all our draught excluders to fit tightly into any gaps to block draughts around the home.

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Want to get started with choosing door draught excluders for your home? You can order samples of all the #ZeroWaste fabrics featured on our draught excluders online to discover which best suit your space.

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