Our newly released Sonesse 30 Wirefree motor is quiet and powerful with a built-in, rechargeable battery. Charged motors run approximately 500 cycles or one year's use. To charge, simply plug the charger into a wall outlet overnight. Each motor includes its own charger. 


*Still available and used for specific applications


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Please contact our Customer Relations department at 888.582.8780 to learn more or request an automated shade quote.


Hartmann&Forbes is now featured on Dering Hall, the most trusted digital publishing content site for the interior design industry. With the industry’s largest collection of natural windowcoverings, handwoven up to 180” wide, and a unique assortment of natural wallcoverings and fabrics, Hartmann&Forbes adds to Dering Hall’s world-class digital content and directories.




We are proud to announce our seventh consecutive year as one of Oregon Business’ 100 Best Green Workplaces, jumping from #64 to #48 on the list.

At Hartmann&Forbes, we are continually seeking ways to minimize our environmental footprint. Our passionate commitment has led to numerous initiatives of composting, recycling, partnering with community organizations such as Cans for Kids, Habitat for Humanity and more. Our progression up the 100 Best Green Workplaces list is a company-wide collaborative effort that is constantly growing.

“From the craftsmanship of our natural products to our efforts in the office space, one of our core fundamentals as a company is sustainability.” says Hartmann&Forbes Founder Michael Jones, “We are honored to move up such a widely recognized list.”

Learn more about our sustainable efforts


We are excited to announce Tritex Fabrics LTD as our new representative showroom serving Vancouver, BC. Established in 1978, Tritex Fabrics represents quality and perfection through their product and service.

Tritex Fabrics LTD 106.611 Alexander St Vancouver, BC V6A 1E1 605.255.4242

We greatly value your business and believe this change will help us to better serve you and your design needs. Feel free to contact Customer Relations with any questions at 503.692.9313 or hfcr@hartmannforbcs.com.

Thank you for your continued support.


We have discontinued G09 Wheat from our Performance Fabric Collection. Effective immediately, this weave is no longer available. Please remove and recycle this memo from your designer sample kit and or library. Please consider P63 Birch – 7000 Series or PFBO02 Linen – Blackout Series as alternatives. G03 Snow, G06 Natural, G15 Smoke, and G42 Earth will remain available in the 9000 series.




In this last installment of our blog series, Privacy and Sun Control, we will be featuring how Extra Density Weaving helps maintain the character of a natural woven shade while enhancing privacy.

Our Woven-to-Size methodology is a true made-to-order weaving and crafting process. Because of this, we are able to offer Extra Density Weaving. Extra Density Weaving is the process of two weft fibers woven together, rather than one, providing roughly 200% density. This increases the shade’s durability and opacity.

Extra Density Weaving can also be specified at the top of the shade or as a valance, concealing the operating componentry.

Extra Density Weaving is available in selected weaves from the Woven-to-Size Grassweave collection.

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As a continuation of our blog series on privacy and sun control, we are featuring how to maintain the beauty of a natural roman shade with the flexibility of privacy and light control.

The Dual-Shade system is designed to provide maximum flexibility with a simple and easy-to-specify concept. A custom shade (roman or roller) made from liner or performance fabric is mounted directly behind the natural roman shade on a shared headrail. Liner shades are available in varied densities, from sheer to blackout. This system upholds the qualities of the natural shade, candling light into a room, while offering more flexibility than a lined Roman shade.

To learn more about privacy upgrades, please contact your local Showroom Representative or Hartmann&Forbes directly at 888.582.8770.


We are pleased to announce our 2018 Anniversary New Arrivals with 17 woven-to-size designs in 44 colorways. Hartmann&Forbes began with a passion for designing and weaving unique textiles of sustainable fibers. We are proud to have continuously challenged existing standards with our innovative textures and handwoven artistry.

As we reflect on our 20 years, we are grateful for the journey. We are a community of farmers, weavers, craftsmen, showroom partners and designers bonded by a common vision to create interior spaces that deliver an experience of beauty and restoration.

As we celebrate this milestone, we want to thank you for being a part of our story. We hope that you enjoy the largest addition to our Woven-to-Size collection. We look forward to many more years of collaboration.

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We are constantly engineering innovative solutions and techniques that improve our shade security. The new tension device is crafted for our manual clutch systems to ensure efficient and proper installation, continuously keeping the cord loops taut. If a shade is not installed correctly, the clutch system will refuse to operate. Its durable construction and child safe qualifications enhances any home.

In addition to its safety benefits, the tension device is now available in five different colors, coordinating well with our new bead chain. Collectively, these two are designed to harmoniously integrate with the natural colors of our handwoven weaves. The tension device can also be paired with our cord loop and metal chain. This sleek mechanism can be quickly installed as an inside or outside mount. It is a standard for all clutch-operated roller and roman shades.

Our new bead chain is standard for all manual clutch-operated roller shades, and is an option for manual clutch-operated roman shades.

For more information about these devices, please contact Customer Relations at 888.582.8780 or hfcr@hartmannforbes.com.


Natural light and how it interacts and filters through our woven textiles is fundamental to the beauty and character of our natural woven shades. Some projects, however, require more privacy, sun control or furnishing protection.

Retrofitting a shade with a liner is one of the most common post-sale requests. It’s a process that can be time consuming and costly for the interior designer, so it’s important to consider your privacy options early in the specification process to avoid mistakes.

When selecting the proper liner for your shade you should consider the level of privacy and protection from sunlight, the degree of darkness desired, as well as the weight of the weave in relation to the weight of the liner.

We offer a full range of liners in three collections that are designed to color coordinate with your natural woven shade:

The SHEER COLLECTION offers a lightweight refined fabric prized for its delicate, light-filtering effect. Sheer liner adds body, weight and protection to woven shades without compromising the open-weave light-filtering characteristics.

The TRANSLUCENT COLLECTION provides a deeper level of privacy and protection, to both the woven shade and the interior, yet shapes and shadows remain recognizable.

The BLACKOUT COLLECTION offers complete privacy and total protection from the sun.

If you have questions about these privacy upgrades please feel free to contact your local Showroom Representative or Hartmann&Forbes directly at 888.582.8770.