This is something that bugs me alllll the time. Aesthetically, I don't like plastic stuff in my home. And when it comes to the shower I am even more adverse to plastic. For some reason plastic shower liners ick me out in a big big way. They are gross, hard to clean, smelly, chemical-y, etc. I've been using the RawGanique hemp shower curtains for years, but I live in extra-humid Florida and we end up having such issues with mold (and, yes, such poor cleaning habits) that our curtains basically degrade after a few years. And they are expensive! I dream of the day when I'll live in a home with a shower stall that doesn't require a curtain!
Hey, FYI, it is possible to clean a plastic shower curtain when it gets all mildewy and gross instead of having to throw it away… Just toss it into your washing machine on a cold wash, gentle cycle. I have washed mine without detergent, but I suppose you could throw a little bit of bleach or whatever in there to kill germs. We’ve been using the same plastic shower liner curtain for over three years now and it’s still going strong!
To use a fabric shower curtain start with a plastic shower curtain liner which comes in a standard size of 72 inches by 72 inches square. A standard liner will have a row of 12 holes across the top for the hooks, which conveniently also are packaged by the dozen.
I had to replace my plastic shower curtain liner. You can wash them and I have, but after a certain point you need to break down and get a new one. As much as I hate changing them, it was time for me to do this. I hate to throw away my plastic shower curtains equally as much so I don’t. I thought you might like some ideas on how to use these plastic shower curtains, wonderfully large chunks of plastic for things other than a shower curtain.