Sunbrella: What You Should Know About Sunbrella Fabric

July 20, 2017

I’ve deemed the “perfect fabric,” whether for upholstery projects, patio furniture, boat interiors, or outdoor covers, as a high quality fabric that doesn’t wear out, fade, stain, or shrink. It is easy to clean and looks great no matter where it’s used. A fabric line with beautiful colors and patterns without the ridiculous price tag! Sounds almost too good to be true!

I’ve found that Glen Raven Sunbrella® Fabrics come pretty close to “perfect,” and they have been growing in popularity and demand for the last several years because more and more people agree! Here’s why…

All Sunbrella fabrics are:

• 100% Solution-dyed acrylic fabric – Each individual Sunbrella fiber is color saturated from the inside out for a rich, fade resistant color that lasts even in extreme conditions.

• Water resistant – Sunbrella is treated with a fluorocarbon finish for water repellency.

• Fade resistant – A must-have in my book for both outdoor and indoor fabrics!

    • Mold and mildew resistant
    • Stain resistant and easy to clean
    • Minimal shrinking or stretching
    • Easy to sew

The Sunbrella brand undeniably leads the way in both outdoor and indoor fabrics with a great list of qualities you can expect in every Sunbrella fabric! The great news is that Sunbrella comes in a variety of different collections that are specifically designed for certain uses. Use this quick reference to determine which Sunbrella fabric you need for your application:

Sunbrella Marine Fabric

Sunbrella Marine fabric is designed to withstand the harsh weather conditions and durability needs of boat and marine environments. Sunbrella’s marine grade fabric offers good stability and also up to 98% UV protection. Use for boat covers, awnings, cockpit cushions, and other outdoor covers.

Sunbrella Awning Fabric

Sunbrella Awning fabric offers the same great durability and UV protection of the marine fabric collection but comes in a variety of beautiful striped patterns designed with commercial and residential awnings in mind.

Sunbrella View Fabric

Sunbrella View fabric is a perforated variety of Sunbrella’s marine fabric that results in a durable shade fabric that filters up to 93% of the sun’s heat and light. Great for keeping out the heat and providing privacy protection without obstructing the view. Use for interior/exterior solar screens, roller shades, and awning roller valances.

Sunbrella Furniture Fabric

Sunbrella Furniture fabric features a soft hand and a wide variety of beautiful patterns, colors, and textures that makes it a comfortable indoor and outdoor upholstery fabric. Sunbrella furniture fabric is intentionally easy to clean and maintain making it a worry-free fabric for families and pets. Use for cushions, pillows, patio furniture, upholstery projects, and gazebos.

Sunbrella Yachting Fabric

Sunbrella Yachting fabric is a nautically-inspired Sunbrella furniture fabric collection designed for pleasure boaters and coastal homeowners. These traditional, sophisticated patterns will bring a classic appeal to boat interiors, patios, home décor, and marinas.

Sunbrella Supreme Fabric

Sunbrella Supreme fabric is unique in that it has a soft flocking on one side that can protect the finish and varnish on a boat or help brighten up the underside of awnings or boat tops. The flocking increases water resistance but remains breathable to prevent condensation underneath.

Sunbrella Shadow Fabric

Sunbrella Shadow fabric is a light Sunbrella fabric designed for outdoor draperies, light umbrellas, and gazebos. The open weave allows for fast drying and light infiltration while the soft hand and lay allows for a light, airy atmosphere.

Sunbrella Sheer Fabric

Sunbrella Sheer fabric is also an open weave Sunbrella fabric designed with a very light, soft hand to create romantic, airy curtains or draperies both indoors and out. Sunbrella Sheers fabric is beautiful and luxurious yet flaunts the fade resistance, stain resistance, and cleanability of a performance fabric.