The Gummerson Edinburgh Pencil Pleat Curtains feature a textured woven fabric front, and a silicone blockout backing on the reverse of the fabric which provides great sun blockout and insulating properties, which will keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. Silicone coated fabrics are inherently soft as a by-product of the silicone coating process. It is mould and mildew resistant, so is the ideal fabric for tropical climates. The silicone finish also rids the coating of dust, making it a more friendly product for those who suffer from allergies. The best way to hang your Edinburgh Pencil Pleat curtains is to use 28mm gather hooks in the header tape and hook onto on a curtain track. Alternatively, split rings can be used with a curtain rod.