To make our hygiene habits a little healthier, we went on a hunt for the best eco friendly shower curtains. Here’s what sustainable showering looks like by the brands doing it best. Image by Rawganique #ecofriendlyshowercurtains #sustainableshowercurtains #sustainablejungle
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To make our hygiene habits a little healthier, we went on a hunt for the best eco friendly shower curtains. Here’s what sustainable showering looks like by the brands doing it best. Image by Made Trade #ecofriendlyshowercurtains #sustainableshowercurtains #sustainablejungle
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To make our hygiene habits a little healthier, we went on a hunt for the best eco friendly shower curtains. Here’s what sustainable showering looks like by the brands doing it best. Image by Coyuchi #ecofriendlyshowercurtains #sustainableshowercurtains #sustainablejungle
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6 Eco Friendly Shower Curtains for Hot Showers & A Cool Planet


It’s well known that some of our best epiphanies come to us under a hot shower.

We had one such epiphany recently while watching water run down our plastic shower curtain. 

The irony of scrubbing so diligently only to be standing right next to a PVC-based shower curtain…It just smells bad, and it also emits toxic compounds.

Even when they’re made of “safer” polyester, shower curtains can still release chemicals like perfluorochemicals, formaldehyde, and antimony—especially when exposed to hot water

While we may find ourselves always bumping up the heat of our showers, we don’t want the Earth’s temperature to follow suit.

So, to make our hygiene habits a little healthier, we went on the hunt for the best eco friendly shower curtains. Here’s what sustainable showering looks like by the brands doing it best:

Coyuchi’s organic cotton shower curtains could make even cold showers bearable (maybe…). Rawganique has demonstrated that hemp is a perfect back up singer for our shower performances (though it does like to go solo sans plastic liners).

Parachute has us lining up at the bathroom door for their lux linen and cotton shower curtains.

Curious about how they made the cut?

Head here to see more on our selection process. 

*This post contains affilate links 

QUICK LINKS FOR ECO FRIENDLY & SUSTAINABLE SHOWER CURTAINS


1. PARACHUTE

To make our hygiene habits a little healthier, we went on a hunt for the best eco friendly shower curtains. Here’s what sustainable showering looks like by the brands doing it best. Image by Parachute #ecofriendlyshowercurtains #sustainableshowercurtains #sustainablejungle
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About Parachute

Parachute is a woman-founded brand who offer a selection of quality, comfortable home goods like blankets, eco friendly mattresses and organic mattress protectors.

All ethically made by some of the world’s best artisans. 

Their range of eco friendly bathroom shower curtains, as well as liners and shower curtain rings make sustainable showering as easy as 1-2-3.

Parachute’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

We’re big fans of their Linen Shower Curtain because 100% European flax is a sustainable shower curtain solution we can definitely get behind. They also have a linen-cotton blend for their Color Block Shower Curtain.

100% long-staple Turkish cotton is the one and only material in the Turkish Shower Curtain, though since it doesn’t appear the cotton is organic, best stick with the linen one, which we know is a sustainable fabric that requires only limited inputs.

Parachute is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, which means their shower curtains are as clean as you post scrub, free of harmful chemicals and synthetics. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Parachute’s main partner factory is located in Portugal. Family-owned, they honor traditions passed on for generations while incorporating modern technologies. 

The linen is processed in Portugal and the Turkish cotton is processed in Turkey.

Green business practices:

As you can see, Parachute keeps their supply chain small, which reduces its overall environmental impact. 

Community & charitable giving:

Aware of the injustices in business, Parachute’s Home for Dreams Initiative provides mentorship, grant money, and finance and marketing education to Black entrepreneurs. 

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

Available: Parachute

2. COYUCHI

To make our hygiene habits a little healthier, we went on a hunt for the best eco friendly shower curtains. Here’s what sustainable showering looks like by the brands doing it best. Image by Coyuchi #ecofriendlyshowercurtains #sustainableshowercurtains #sustainablejungle
Image by Coyuchi
About Coyuchi

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

From California, the organic bedding brand is passionate about filling homes around the globe with natural, sustainable materials—which is what they use for robes, sleepwear, sustainable towels, sheets, organic comforters, and eco friendly shower curtains. 

Coyuchi may only have two shower curtain options, but they’re more than enough to transform any bathroom into a “restorative bathing experience.” 

Coyuchi’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

The Organic Waffle Shower Curtain is made with 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton. That means your morning shower saves 98 sq. feet of land from farming with pesticides.

The Rippled Stripe Organic Shower Curtain is just as eco friendly. Made with 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton, this shower curtain means 126 sq. feet of land were spared from hazardous pesticides. 

Looking for an eco friendly shower curtain liner? There’s no need with these curtains. The water can simply be squeezed out at the end of the hot shower and left to air dry. 

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. 

Green business 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.

Not only does this keep valuable materials out of landfills, but it also provides customers with a discount on future orders. 

So far they’ve kept nearly 20,000 pounds of textile waste out of landfills.

Best of all, Coyuchi is pioneering the use of fabrics sourced via climate beneficial farming (read more in our writeups of their sustainable scarves and ethical winter mittens). 

Community & charitable giving:

Coyuchi donates a portion of their profits to Fibershed and the White Buffalo Land Trust, two regenerative agriculture organizations.

Like us, they’re members of 1% for the Planet, too.

Available: Coyuchi

3. RAWGANIQUE

To make our hygiene habits a little healthier, we went on a hunt for the best eco friendly shower curtains. Here’s what sustainable showering looks like by the brands doing it best. Image by Rawganique #ecofriendlyshowercurtains #sustainableshowercurtains #sustainablejungle
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About Rawganique

As the brain child 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 their range of clothing, accessories, and 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?) their take on the best eco friendly green shower curtain.

Rawganique’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

For a long eco friendly shower curtain Rawganique offers a few different sizes. Choose between 24” x 72”, 48” x 72”, or 73” x 72” and 16 different colors. 

Besides the difficulty of choosing the right shade, the rest of the buying experience is simple thanks to one squeaky clean material: 100% organic European hemp.

Even the macrame ring ties are hemp, accented with untreated wooden closures.

These hemp shower curtains are PVC-free and chemical-free. The colors also come from either hydrogen peroxide bleaching or biodegradable, low-impact eco dyes. 

As an alternative to a sustainable shower curtain liner, the shower curtain can be waxed for waterproofing. If mold and mildew become particularly attracted to your hemp curtain, take extra care to wash it properly.  

Supply chain & labor practices:

Transparency is just as important as materials to Rawganique. They mostly work with a single atelier in Europe, which is also where all of their organic fabrics are grown. 

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

Green business practices:

Rawganique is strict about prohibited substances.

They steer clear of harmful chemicals and assure their products do not contain dioxin, VOCs, plastic, PVC, latex, or formaldehyde. 

Available: Rawganique

4. THE CITIZENRY

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About The Citizenry

“We believe our homes should be reflections of the journeys we take. Our personal spaces deserve designs with a soul, a story, and a purpose.”

Words of wisdom courtesy of The Citizenry, a fair trade artisan collective that aims to bring elegant home goods from around the world right to you.

Operating online sans middle men, their selection includes quality furniture, rugs, pillows, bedding, baskets, and ethical home decor at affordable prices without gouging the makers.

Both the Loktak and Chilka eco friendly fabric shower curtains come in muted earthy shades to complement your bathroom with a natural hue.

The Citizenry’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Both types of shower curtains are made from 100% handloomed cotton (though not organic).

You have the option to buy the curtains with a hanging kit (which includes a mold-resistant, machine-washable liner and stainless steel rings) or solo if you already have all the necessary hardware.

Supply chain & labor practices:

The Citizenry’s shower curtains come to us courtesy of India’s Kerala Workshop.

Employing about 30 master weavers, most of whom are over 50 years old, Kerala (like all of the The Citizenry’s partners) enforces a fair labor environment and pays wages that are twice the fair trade standard.

Green business practices:

All Citizenry products are hand crafted in small batches which prevents overproduction. The handloom process behind this shower curtains also prevents excessive machine emissions. Each curtain takes about a full day to produce.

Community & charitable giving:

10% of all proceeds are directly invested back into artisan communities

Available: The Citizenry

5. WILD CANARY SHOP

To make our hygiene habits a little healthier, we went on a hunt for the best eco friendly shower curtains. Here’s what sustainable showering looks like by the brands doing it best. Image by Wild Canary Shop #ecofriendlyshowercurtains #sustainableshowercurtains #sustainablejungle
Image by Wild Canary Shop
About Wild Canary Shop

Wild Canary Shop is one of our favorite Etsy shops for fine textiles and home accessories—and we’re not the only ones who love them.

With so many raving reviews, it’s clear Wild Canary Shop has a cult following for their eco-friendly products.

We’re particularly impressed with their eco friendly mildew resistant shower curtain—which comes in a range of sizes and in gray or natural colors.

Wild Canary Shop’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Organic hemp linen is what makes these eco friendly shower curtains so special. Not only is hemp linen lightweight and beautiful, but it’s also naturally water-repellent and resistant to bacteria and fungi (eliminating the need for a liner).

The handwoven hemp linen is processed without chemicals, dye, or bleach. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

We will be reaching out to find out more on their sourcing and manufacturing. 

Green business practices:

Wild Canary Shop accepts custom orders out of any fabric in their shop, which reduces textile waste. 

Community & charitable giving:

Since 2013, Wild Canary Shop has donated $1 from every $50 purchase to a different charity each season.

So far, they’ve supported organizations like Chimp Haven, Inc., the Banbangkhae Home Foundation, the Siriaj Foundation, and the Foundation of Western Forest Complex Conservation.

Available: Etsy

6. BEAN PRODUCTS INC

To make our hygiene habits a little healthier, we went on a hunt for the best eco friendly shower curtains. Here’s what sustainable showering looks like by the brands doing it best. Image by Bean Products Inc #ecofriendlyshowercurtains #sustainableshowercurtains #sustainablejungle
Image by Bean Products Inc
About Bean Products Inc

Chuck is behind Bean Products Inc, the small eco-friendly workshop supported by thousands of loyal customers on Etsy alone. 

Decades before “green” was cool, Bean Products Inc 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, massage or eco friendly yoga mats and fitness products.

But we’re going down a drainhole here, let’s turn our attention back to their affordable sustainable shower curtains which are available in three sizes and are also here to “save the planet and your bathroom”. 

Bean Products Inc’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Beautiful Romanian hemp is the material of choice for this eco friendly shower curtain. It’s naturally grown and harvested, and will last for years. Even better, hemp’s fast-drying properties mean it works sans plastic liner.  

The shower curtain comes studded with strong, rustproof nickel plated brass grommets for hanging. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Bean Products Inc proudly handcrafts every product in their sewing factory in Chicago, USA.  

Green business practices:

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

They also process their shower curtains without harsh chemicals or chlorine bleach.

Available: Etsy

HOW WE FOUND THE BEST ECO FRIENDLY SHOWER CURTAINS

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

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

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

Gross.  

There is also no safe way to dispose of it or recycle it.

To avoid mold, mildew, and a messy planet, we referred to our sustainable fashion criterion to look for the following in a sustainable shower curtain:

Materials:

We’d like to share the shower with the same materials that we wear.

Which typically means natural fabrics like certified organic cotton, linen, and hemp fabric. Natural fabrics made up 100% of the curtains on this list, no synthetics whatsoever. 

Supply chain and labor practices:

We could all clean up our act when it comes to how our household products are made.

Fortunately, many companies are taking extra steps to ensure employees are paid fair wages and kept safe from harmful chemicals and unsafe working conditions. 

Above all, however, 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.

Green business practices:

Between things like localized supply chains, eco-friendly shipping materials, and carbon offsets, we’re happy to see some green in the shower (no, we’re not talking about mold). 

Community & charitable giving:

This isn’t necessary as some brands are simply too small to give back, but it makes us 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 save the planet, at the same time. Of course, with the help of an eco friendly shower curtain

While you’re at it, grab an eco friendly towel, some plastic-free shampoo, and you’ll be well on your way to a zero waste bathroom.

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. 

How are you suds-ing up sustainably? If you have any other sustainable shower curtain brands to peak behind, let us know in the comments below.


To make our hygiene habits a little healthier, we went on a hunt for the best eco friendly shower curtains. Here’s what sustainable showering looks like by the brands doing it best. Image by Coyuchi #ecofriendlyshowercurtains #sustainableshowercurtains #sustainablejungle

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