Outdoor Fabrics - Solution Dyed Acrylics
Design + Performance™
Sunbrella is founded on the belief that fabrics should be both beautiful and functional. We began in the 1960s with the challenge of creating an awning canvas with a substantially longer lifespan than cotton. Sunbrella has become widely adopted for shade structures, marine canvas and upholstery fabric for both outdoor and indoor applications.
Our textiles are made with close attention to design detail, and engineered with robust performance characteristics that provide resistance to fading and degradation from sunlight and chemical exposure. The fabric is tactile yet durable, has industry-leading environmental characteristics, is easy to care for and offers long life – wherever it’s used.
Each yard of Sunbrella performance fabric is a product of a global support team committed to producing only the most exceptional performance textiles you can buy.
Our fabrics are manufactured with solution dyed acrylic fiber, a process which adds the pigments before the fibers are extruded, this allows the color to be mixed into the solution thoroughly, bringing the color all the way through the fiber once it is extruded, creating a colorfast fabric much stronger than that obtained by dyeing the thread.
As a result, we have a fabric that is less vulnerable to UV radiation and the guarantee that its colors will remain permanent and bright for many years.
BLISS manufacturing process enables us to control product quality - from fiber to finished fabric - in our facilities.
Before we begin spinning, we make sure that the fiber meets the guarantee requirements in order to manufacture the highest quality thread, which will be the key to the fabric. All our raw materials are subject to a strict quality control in our laboratory.
During the weaving process, controls are carried out to prevent mistakes in the designed arrangement of threads. Besides, all our looms are constantly checked in order to ensure the best performance and quality.
In the finishing process, all the steps are strictly controlled in order to guarantee that, from the first meter to the last, the fabric will have the same properties and will meet the required specifications.
Throughout the manufacturing process, the main objective is to ensure that the customer will receive a flawless fabric. Therefore, during the whole process and final controls, all data are registered, allowing us to continue our constant improvement in all our range.
Outdura – the trusted brand for performance upholstery fabric
Our fabrics are made from 100% solution-dyed acrylic ensuring outstanding technical properties regarding light and colorfastness, UV resistance and durability.
Produced with pride in North Carolina, made with the highest quality standards in the industry and backed by our 10-year warranty, Outdura fabrics will remain brilliant and beautiful for years of enjoyment.
Solution-Dyed Acrylic Fabrics (SDA)
The quality of the fiber used to make a fabric is crucial in terms of fading resistance. Our fabrics are made from 100% solution-dyed branded acrylic.
This means that the color pigments go all the way into the fiber (similar to the carrot shown on the right), not just on the surface of the fiber (like you see with cucumber). This gives the fabrics a superior color fastness and makes the colors shine for a longer period of time.