What is Sunbrella®?

Sunbrella® is the most recognised and trusted indoor and outdoor name in performance fabrics for indoor and outdoor upholstery furniture, awnings and marine applications.

Sunbrella® has been around for over 50 years! They began in the USA in 1961 creating an awning canvas with a substantially longer lifespan than the cotton canvas that was in use. In the mid 1970’s they expanded their product range to include marine and boat textile fabrics. In the early 1980’s they ventured into casual furniture fabrics which provided people the opportunity of turning their outdoor spaces into outdoor living rooms. In 2002 Sunbrella® soft upholstery fabric was born.

Sunbrella® outdoor upholstery fabric is:

UV & Fade Resistant

Sunbrella® fabrics are 100% solution dyed acrylic.

Traditional dyeing processes only leave colour on the surface of the fibre and they will easily fade. They can have an applied finish that will wash off over the course of time.

The majority of outdoor fabric manufacturers sell this type of coated fabric designed for outdoor use which are only fade resistant for up to 500 hours of UV sunlight.

They are not made from 100% solution dyed acrylic.

Sunbrella® fibres are saturated to the core with highly UV stable pigments, making our

Sunbrella® cushions resistant to fading and the degrading effects of sunlight.

Sunbrella fabrics’ performance characteristics are an integral part of the fabric.

We offer a 5 year warranty against fading with any of our Sunbrella® fabric ranges from normal use and exposure conditions.

Water Resistant

Sunbrella® fabrics are designed to be breathable. They are water repellent but not 100% waterproof.

Mould and Mildew Resistant

Sunbrella® fabrics resist mould and mildew. Should exposure to dirt cause mould to occur all Sunbrella® fabrics can be safely cleaned with bleach. To clean, simply brush off dirt and debris before it gets embedded in the fabric. 

Mildew grows on dirt, pollen and other organic matter, so simple routine cleanings will prevent mould and mildew from forming.

Chlorine Resistant

Sunbrella® fabric is chlorine resistant and perfect for use around swimming pools.

Bleach Cleanable

Because colour goes into the core of the Sunbrella® fibres, Sunbrella® fabric can be cleaned using bleach without losing its colour.

Sunbrella® is also “Greenguard Gold” certified and has aimed to reduce its waste by eliminating waste water from the dyeing process.

Sunbrella® is committed to providing quality fabrics ensuring you are getting a product that lasts longer and needs to be replaced less often, which ultimately, creates less waste.  


Zero Waste to Landfill

There is no Sunbrella® manufacturing facility in the world that sends waste to landfill.

For more than 25 years, Sunbrella® has recycled acrylic manufacturing waste and delivered it to companies that convert it into industrial products such as felt or automotive insulation.

Sunbrella® upholstery products have been certified to meet the Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX criteria. Sunbrella® does not contain harmful substances.