Roller blinds have never offered a great fire risk, mainly because at a blind at a window is probably well away from most likely sources of combustion (like unattended electric fires), and a blind has little weight or volume of combustible fabric within it. However as standards have improved, the demand for FR treated blind fabric has grown.
This is all good except behind the scenes, many of the common compounds that go into making a fabric FR (usually halides or bromides) are not great for the environment.
The EU has been looking at these compounds, have banned some, classified others as hazardous to health, bio accumulative or toxic, and others are under EU surveillance.
This concerns us at New House, so are happy to launch a new suite of FR fabrics. We must confess that some do contain halides, but the most interesting fabrics to us are ones that use a new Swedish break-through FR coating that's completely halide-free. Our idea is to gain experience of this new coating, and then extend it to our other fabrics. We think the environment will be better for this!
Grand colonial FR fabric in black (also comes in white and natural) :