Welcome to another Recycle Less where I share my journey on using less plastic, repurposing towards recycling less in general. This edition features Zara Home 100% linen shower curtain and a tip on how to keep the bathroom mould free during hot humid months.
A while back I shared my Zara Home 100% cotton shower curtain review. At the time of purchase they had the linen curtain however I was not prepared to pay €49.99 for a shower curtain. I didn’t want to buy a PVC or any type of plastic shower curtain. When it comes to replacing it, it’s more plastic waste. I have kept the previous plastic curtain for when I do something messy that requires floor protecting.
I was happy with the cotton shower curtain. It machined washed fine, bleached fine to remove the mould when there was heavy bathroom traffic. However being a natural fibre it was only so long until the cotton basically got rotten. I think it survived about 1 year 3 months, which isn’t that cost effective compared to cheaper previous PVC curtains that have lasted me for a years each. It didn’t survive it’s last machine wash with massive holes. Mini floods occurred and I needed a new curtain. Again it wasn’t going to be plastic of any type.
Zara Home did sell at the time of purchase in April, the same grey leopard print shower curtain, however they switched the fibre to polyester. Looking online and El Corte Ingles, there were few cotton shower curtains, even fewer super expensive linen ones and priced in-between the two, linen, cotton, polyester blends. I had no choice but to go with Zara Home 100% linen shower curtain at €49.99. Yes, I spend €50 on a shower curtain. However, when factoring in the production of linen from flax* which is a lengthly progress into the price it’s quite cheap. The linen used is produced without using artificial irrigation, the farming also using natural growth techniques to help preserve biodiversity and is produced using non GMO seeds as per the photo above. It is cheapest 100% linen shower curtain I could find anywhere and considering these points, the price point is to be expected. It’s just a shock when you see it in person to what you’re paying.