We are proud to have won the American WCMA Product Award for best technical innovation with our sustainable roller blind fabric Eco Essence and the child-safe roller blind mechanism Twin Pull. For the second time Eco Essence, the roller blind fabric made from 100% recycled PET bottles, has won the award in the category Sustainability. Twin Pull, our child-safe alternative to chain control, was chosen in the Roman & Roller Shades category.
The Eco Essence roller blind fabric is made from 100% recycled PET bottles and was voted best technical innovation in the Sustainability category for the second time. In 2018, we started a collaboration with Trashpackers, a young global platform for backpackers who want to help create a better world by cleaning up trash.
Christiaan Roetgering, owner of Coulisse, explains: 'This worthy cause is a great source of inspiration for us and with this collaboration we can add even more value to Eco Essence. We share Trashpackers’ mission to create a better world by recycling plastic into sustainable products. We are proud that Eco Essence has once again been awarded a WCMA Product Award'. Coulisse will donate part of the Eco Essence turnover to Trashpackers.
After its launch at the R+T 2018 in Stuttgart, Twin Pull wins the WCMA Product Award for best technical innovation in the roman and roller blinds category. With Twin Pull, we respond to the increasing demand for child-safe window covering solutions.
Manager Engineering at Coulisse, Bas Klein Tuente explains the simple but innovative idea behind Twin Pull: ‘The Twin Pull mechanism offers all the familiar features of the regular chain technique, without the hazardous loop. We have broken the operation chain to create two separate ones that can be retracted to operate the mechanism.’ Twin Pull is child-safe by design and no extra or separate parts are needed to ensure the child safety of existing blinds.