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9 Eco-Friendly Shower Curtains & Liners For That Au Natural Rinse

Amber McDaniel


Things are getting sustainably steamy with eco-friendly shower curtains. 

Many of our best thoughts come in the shower. As the off-gassing from our plastic shower curtains overcame the refreshing smell of our coconut zero waste shampoo, we had to wonder: what is the most eco-friendly shower curtain?

The best is a natural shower curtain—one that doesn’t release chemicals and can go back to the earth after many years of use, not litter a landfill.

If you, too, have been wondering, “What can I use instead of a plastic shower curtain?”, here are a few of our favorite bathing buddies.

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The Best Eco-Friendly Shower Curtains For Hot Showers & A Cool Planet

Parachute is saving hygiene routines everywhere with their non-plastic shower curtain materials: 100% European flax linen and GOTS-certified organic cotton.

Add a zero waste shower curtain from Rawganique to your bathroom and you’ll have something free of artificial additives that will naturally break down in the environment at the end of its life.

For a clean body and a clean conscience, freshen up with Coyuchi. Not only is their washable shower curtain/ liner eco-friendly, but it’s also fair trade.

Watch suds go down the drain (look to the end of the article) to see how we scrubbed up to find the best sustainable shower curtains, liners, and hanging accessories.

The Full List Of Sustainable Shower Curtains & Liners


1. Parachute

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About Parachute

Price Range: $24–$119

Women-founded brand Parachute offers a selection of quality, comfortable home goods.

Everything—including their blankets and organic robes to don post shower—is ethically made by gifted artisans. 

Making sustainable showering as easy as 1-2-3, Parachute also offers a range of natural shower curtains and hangers. 

Choose between a variety of designs and textures—from a cotton waffle shower curtain to the fun yet understated Organic Pom Pom organic cotton shower curtains. Its minimalist black and white coloring is perfect for adding a bit of clean elegance to the bathroom.

Parachute’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

European flax is a material we can get behind which is why Parachute’s 100% linen shower curtain is one of the best.

Or, if your showers tend to run long, you can feel good about those made using water-saving GOTS-certified organic cotton

All OEKO-TEX-certified, their eco-friendly shower curtains are as clean as you are post-scrub (read: free of harmful chemicals and synthetics). 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Parachute’s linen shower curtains are made in a family-owned factory in Portugal that honors passed-down traditions. 

While that is their main manufacturing partner, the natural cotton shower curtains are made via a smaller partner in Turkey. 

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Parachute is Climate Neutral-certified (including shipping and returns) and recently launched their first circular program, a Recycled Down Pillow crafted from returned Parachute down pillows and a 70% recycled cotton shell.

Inclusivity:

More than half of Parachute’s influencer budget is dedicated to BIPOC individuals. 

Community & charitable giving:

Parachute’s Home for Dreams Initiative provides mentorship, grant money, and finance and marketing education to Black entrepreneurs.

They also donates malaria-prevention nets to people in need through their partnership with the United Nations’ Nothing but Nets campaign.


2. Boll & Branch

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About Boll & Branch

Price Range: $109

Before or after you cozy up with their sustainable blankets and eco-friendly pillows, let Boll & Branch leave you with a clean body and conscience.

Run by a wife-husband duo, this US brand feels proud of its home textile range, which includes a small-but-sustainable range of natural shower curtains with a luxurious waffle texture.

Boll & Branch’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Boll & Branch uses 100% cotton that’s both OEKO-TEX and GOTS-certified organic.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Boll & Branch’s bath products—including their eco-friendly shower curtains—are made in fair trade environments in India, Turkey, and Pakistan.

So far, they’ve paid more than $880,000 in fair wages and community development funds.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

In addition to sustainable packaging, Boll & Branch saves emissions by transporting via boat. 

They avoid toxic residues and harmful chemicals across their entire product line. 

Community & charitable giving:

Between donating mattresses to those in need, sharing 10% of profits with Direct Relief, and providing bedding for returning US service members, Boll & Branch goes the extra mile to make its ethical shower curtains truly ethical.


3. Coyuchi

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About Coyuchi

Price Range: $128–$198

Coyuchi is a brand we aren’t so coy about loving.

Hailing from California, this sustainable bedding brand is passionate about filling homes around the globe with natural, sustainable materials—which is what they use for robes, sleepwear, organic comforters, and an all-in-one eco shower curtain/ liner.

Transforming any bathroom into a “restorative bathing experience” their trio of natural fabric shower curtains includes a Mediterranean organic shower curtain inspired by the softness of their best-selling Turkish cotton towels. 

Coyuchi’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Whether you go with Mediterranean, rippled, or waffle looks, you’ll get eco-friendly shower curtains made out of the same stuff as their sustainable towels: 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton.

Doubling as eco-friendly shower curtain liners, the water can simply be squeezed out at the end of the shower and left to air dry. Machine wash for extra freshness. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Coyuchi sources and weaves their organic cotton in Turkey or India, but keeps the sourcing and manufacturing in the same respective country (yay localized supply chains).

They partner with several fair trade equivalent factories and have a range of certifications that are a testament to their ethical supply chain.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

While they don’t accept old shower curtains, Coyuchi does have a 2nd Home Take Back program that accepts old linens to be recycled.

So far, they’ve kept nearly 44,000 pounds of textile waste out of landfills.

Coyuchi is also pioneering the use of fabrics sourced via climate-beneficial farming including Climate Beneficial Wool

Community & charitable giving:

As members of 1% for the Planet, Coyuchi donates a portion of their profits to organizations like Fibershed, the California Native Plant Society, and White Buffalo Land Trust


4. Saffron Marigold

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About Saffron Marigold

Price Range: $125

Saffron Marigold is “proud to offer an alternative to mass-produced, quality-compromised linens designed to turn a quick profit at any cost”.

Born from a love for Indian textiles and a desire to create ethical home goods crafted by human hands, they now offer a full range of exquisitely crafted curtains, bedding, and table linens.

Because of the dye and tonal variations yielded by their traditional block printing techniques, each of their fair trade shower curtains is unique.

Our zero waste bathroom is currently adorned with the Pacific Blue Batik Shower Curtain

This Japanese inspired rhythmic wave pattern gives our bathroom a calm yet colorful atmosphere that makes us feel a little closer to the ocean, even in the dead of winter.

Plus, the fabric is super soft, and it drapes beautifully, so no more crusty and crinkled shower curtains!

Because they’re not water-repellent themselves, a sustainable shower curtain liner is advised.

Saffron Marigold’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

These 72” natural fiber shower curtains feature preshrunk soft cotton.

While it’s not organic cotton, it is hand printed using intricately carved wooden blocks and vegetable dyes or other sustainable dyes.

Because they utilize buttonhole top openings, making them ideal for hanging with natural bamboo shower curtain rings, metal ring hangers, or string.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Each fair trade shower curtain is first designed in Petaluma, California then brought to life at several artisan-owned studios in Rajasthan, India.

They are “fully committed to arts and crafts revival and fair trade as a means to safeguard traditional crafts, create employment, and promote economic self-sufficiency.”

Part of this means ensuring all artisans receive fair wages, safe and happy working environments, and flexibility to work from home and take time off as needed.

They also cover all studio supplies and expenses upfront, encourage paid apprenticeships, and supplement wages during hard times.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

By choosing Etsy as one of their sales platforms, Saffron Marigold offers a carbon-neutral shipping solution.


5. Rawganique

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About Rawganique

Price Range: $55–$130

As the brainchild of a couple of off-grid homesteaders, it’s no surprise that Rawganique is one of the best places to source sustainable products. 

With an emphasis on local manufacturing and organic fabrics, Rawganique constantly impresses with its range of clothing, accessories, rugs, and other goods for around the house. 

We already shed some light on their organic curtains (the window kind), and now we’d love to dive behind one of their organic hemp shower curtains—like the Montebello

Thanks to hemp’ natural water-repellent abilities, it doubles as its own biodegradable shower curtain liner.

One of the few brands with sustainable shower curtain hangers, Rawganique’s are made with eco-dyed hemp macrame.

Rawganique’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Rawganique’s squeaky clean organic materials mean you can find only organic shower curtains made of either 100% organic European hemp, organic cotton, or organic linen. 

These natural canvas showers are PVC-free and chemical-free—which means no off-gassing. 

We mentioned that hemp has some natural water-repellent properties, but you can turn any of these into a non-plastic shower liner combo curtain via their Waterproofing Wax Bar.

If mold and mildew take root, wash it following their care instructions

The white of their natural color shower curtains come from either hydrogen peroxide bleach-free whitening, while colored options are thanks to biodegradable, low-impact eco dyes. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Whether we’re talking organic rugs or clothing, Rawganique mostly works with a single atelier in Europe, which is also where all of its organic fabrics are grown.

A few products are made and/or finished in the USA or Canada. 

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Going beyond offering an alternative to plastic shower curtain liners, all Rawganique products are completely free of toxic chemicals like dioxin, VOCs, plastic, PVC, vinyl, and formaldehyde.


6. Dusty Linen

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About Dusty Linen

Price Range: $188–$245

Dusty Linen is located in Vilnius, Lithuania, where the cultivation and processing of this fabulous flax-based material go back thousands of years.

It’s what goes into all of their bedding, aprons, curtains, and other textiles. 

This Etsy shop’s natural linen shower curtain range includes several colors and sizes as well as some waterproof options. 

Dusty Linen’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

These non-plastic shower curtains are made with 100% OEKO-TEX-certified European stonewashed linen. 

For those with a waterproof lining, this is made of durable 100% polyester, using technologies to make it softer than standard waterproof fabrics.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Everything is handmade in Lithuania.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Shop owner Rita views her high-quality products as a long-term investment that won’t need replacing anytime soon.


7. Bean Products

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About Bean Products 

Price Range: $39–$256

Decades before “green” was cool, Bean Products began handcrafting environmentally friendly home essentials.

“Customized comfort with personal panache” is what you’ll get when you purchase their hemp bean bag chairs, body pillows, eco-friendly yoga mats, and more.

Available in both full tub and stall sizes and three materials—like our favorite earthy and rustic looking Hemp Shower Curtain—their environmentally-friendly shower curtains are here to “save the planet and your bathroom”.

Bean Products’ Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Bean Product’s curtains feature Romanian hemp, organic cotton, and natural undyed cotton.

Not only is each shower curtain natural in material, but it’s processed without harsh chemicals or chlorine bleach.

Their fast-drying properties mean they work sans a plastic liner. Just be sure to machine wash once a month. 

Each natural fabric shower curtain comes studded with strong, rustproof nickel-plated brass grommets for hanging. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Most items—including their bathroom accessories—are proudly handcrafted in Bean Products’ own sewing factory in Chicago, USA. 

Some of the hemp for each hemp shower curtain is sourced domestically. 

Carbon commitments & green practices:

Bean Products accepts and encourages custom orders, which allows them to minimize waste. 

You can select an option at check out to make your order carbon-neutral. 

Community & charitable giving:

Bean Products partners with organizations like The Hemp Foundation to promote the conservation of Indigenous hemp cultivars. For every purchase, they plant a tree with Trees for the Future.


8. The Citizenry

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About The Citizenry

Price Range: $119–$209

What is the eco-friendly alternative to shower curtains?

It’s not only one made of eco-friendly materials, but one that ensures it was made in a kind and ethical manner.

That’s why we love Fair Trade artisan collective The Citizenry, who showers its artisans with kindness and appreciation.

This brand stole our hearts with their Stonewashed Linen shower curtain—one of the best Fair Trade shower curtains to splash around with.

The Citizenry’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Choose between either a natural cotton shower curtain (not organic) or the finest French flax, complete with OEKO-TEX certification.

Top it off with a kit that includes stainless steel hanging rings and a machine washable liner (though note, it’s not a plastic-free shower curtain liner).

Supply chain & labor practices:

The linen fair trade shower curtains are crafted in Portugal, in the oldest, family-run mill in the country. 

The cotton varieties come from the hands of 32 master weavers in Kannur, India, each of which take one whole day to complete.

100% of The Citizenry’s sustainable home decor products are made in a fair trade environment guaranteed by the World Fair Trade Organization. They pay double the fair trade wage requirement.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

The Portuguese mill has established programs to recycle energy on the town’s power grid.

Community & charitable giving:

10% of all proceeds on The Citizenry are directly invested back into artisan communities.


9. Pottery Barn

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About Pottery Barn

Price Range: $20–$128

Pottery Barn is a household name.

Despite their size and seven decades of being in business, they’re pioneering sustainability among major furniture and home decor brands.

Their selection of sustainable shower curtains is impressive, ranging from minimalist colors to fun prints.

Not everything is sustainable (you’ll find some non-recycled polyester shower curtains, too), but you can’t go wrong with options like the Morgan Banded organic shower curtain. 

With a look as clean as its chemical-free cotton construction, it’ll brighten your bathroom instantly.

Pottery Barn’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Not counting their traditional plastic shower curtains (which we recommend avoiding), Pottery Barn uses three natural fibers for their eco shower curtains: 100% GOTS-certified cotton, 100% Belgian flax linen, and 100% BCI cotton

While they don’t offer any natural or recycled plastic shower curtain liners, the Retreat polyester liner is OEKO-TEX-certified, and their EVA option is PVC-free.

Supply chain & labor practices:

The linen shower curtains are produced in a Fair Trade-certified factory. Look for the badge to find other fair trade products on their site.

So far, Pottery Barn has paid over $7 million in fair trade community development funds.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

91% of their cotton is responsibly sourced, i.e. certified organic or naturally grown through their membership with the BCI.

Their sustainable outdoor furniture uses 100% FSC-certified wood.

Thanks to these efforts (and more), Textile Exchange and Sustainable Furnishings Council have named them a leader in responsible textiles. 

Pottery Barn partners with the Renewal Workshop to offer a Renewed line of home furnishings and works to divert 75% of production waste from landfills.

Community & charitable giving:

When you buy a piece of their wooden indoor furniture, they plant one tree through the Arbor Day Foundation.

They support other organizations including HERproject, and VisionSpring.


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Why Choose A Natural Shower Curtain & Liner?

A nice, hot shower at the end of a long day is magical. Realizing your plastic curtain is potentially toxic, not so much. 

Most conventional shower curtains and liners are made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the most harmful type of plastic.

PVC shower curtains have been shown to contain dangerous chemicals like phthalates, organotins, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which may be released into the air. 

There’s no safe way to dispose of OR recycle a synthetic shower curtain, but you could consider repurposing it. 

After all, any shower liner can become a recyclable shower curtain liner with a little creativity!

An old shower curtain can be used as a painting drop cloth or donated to a school art department. You could pack it with your eco-friendly camping gear to use it as a lightweight liner between your tent and the cold, damp ground.

An old fabric shower curtain can be cut up into rags, used as drawer liners, or laid on top of car seats when riding with pets.


What Is An Eco-Friendly Shower Curtain Liner?

The best way to waterproof your body washing is with a natural shower curtain liner. 

This could be a natural fiber shower curtain/liner combo that’s just air-dried between showers (with the occasional machine wash).

An all-in-one waxed canvas shower curtain would be the most sustainable shower liner alternative for those looking for solid waterproofing.

Rawganique offers these, but few other brands do at this time.

As far as non-plastic-free options go, a PEVA shower curtain liner is an okay alternative to PVC, as it’s more biodegradable and recyclable.

While we would like to see more recycled shower curtain liners for those who do prefer the fully waterproof plastic lining, there’s unfortunately not a lot of circularity in this sphere yet.


How We Chose These Natural Shower Curtains

Most shower curtains release chemicals while in use and as they sit in landfills for thousands of years.

That’s as bad as a cold water shock mid hot shower.

Fortunately, we can avoid miserable showers and a messy planet by referring to our sustainable fashion criteria when shopping for sustainable shower curtains.

Materials:

What is the most eco-friendly shower curtain material?

As with everything in the home and wardrobe, it usually boils down to natural fabrics like certified organic cotton, linen, and hemp fabric

Bonus: sustainable hemp shower curtains are naturally mold resistant and have a little bit of water repellency, too.

Avoiding synthetic fabrics across the board means zero waste shower curtain options, as these will naturally biodegrade in the environment at the end of their life.

If plastic is involved, recycled shower curtains at least ensure it’s not virgin plastic.

Unfortunately, finding non-plastic shower curtain liners is still more of a chore than scrubbing the tile. At the very least, we avoided PVC.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Many companies are taking extra steps to ensure employees are paid living wages and kept safe from unsafe working conditions and toxic chemicals associated with traditional shower curtains. 

While certifications might soothe like hot water, they’re not infallible so above all we look for transparency, because being willing to bare all like you just got out of the shower shows a brand has nothing shady to hide.

Carbon commitments & green practices:

We’re happy to see some green in the shower (no, we’re not talking about mold). 

In addition to eco-friendly products, more brands are using localized supply chains, regenerative agriculture, sustainable shipping materials, and carbon offset programs

Community & charitable giving:

We feel extra fresh and clean to know many companies are donating a portion of each sale or annual profits to organizations committed to environmental and social justice.

 


Final Thoughts On Sustainable Shower Curtains

You can scrub-a-dub-dub and help save the planet at the same time with the help of these low and zero waste shower curtain options.

While you’re at it, grab an eco-friendly razor and body wash refill!

Seemingly small changes to simple everyday routines (like showering) can have a big impact. And keeping plastic (and toxic chemicals) out of our bathroom is the best way to really get clean. 

Still, the best eco-friendly shower curtain is the one already in your bathroom, so take care of it to prevent mold growth.

Always stretch it out, so it can air dry post-shower and keep a well-ventilated bathroom. Depending on the weather, you can open a window or run a fan.

For more sustainable shower curtain brands to support when you do need something new, check out our list of non-toxic shower curtains.

If you have loved ones who could use more planet-friendly personal spaces, make their steamy showers more sustainable by sharing this list with them.

 

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4 thoughts on “9 Eco-Friendly Shower Curtains & Liners For That Au Natural Rinse”

  1. So NONE of these companies have sustainable curtain liners. They are polyster or PEVA, which is better but both are still plastic, and if you are buying the recycling industries claim they are “recyclable” then you are on the take. PEVA still has chlorine in it, just less than PVC. And polyester is still plastic. The topic of this article was curtains AND liners, but I found only one that even sells a liner. And its NOT a good choice. You need to update your info.

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    • Hi Chris, sorry to hear you’re disappointed with the article. It is tricky to find shower curtains and liners that are perfectly eco friendly but we’re always refreshing these lists with the best available at the time so if you happen to find better ones on your hunt, please do share.

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