Sunbrella Fabric has been hailed as the best in outdoor cushion fabrics. Manufactured by Glen Raven Inc., Sunbrella fabrics are used for a variety of applications including outdoor furniture, indoor furniture, boat covers, convertible automobile tops, and awnings. Highly durable, water-resistant, and fade-resistant, Sunbrella fabrics are so well engineered that you need to see it to believe it.
Sunbrella fabrics are easy to wash, extremely low maintenance, and mold/mildew resistant. Cushions use a slip off cover that can be tossed in the laundry cycle to remove any dirt spots.
Why is Sunbrella so Good?
Many patio shoppers wonder if this is just a sales gimmick and for good reason. Nobody wants to be tricked into buying expensive fabrics that offer no added value. Rest assured, Sunbrella fabrics are used across the industry and for good reason.
1. All-Weather Mold, Mildew, Chloride, & Water Resistant Fabrics
The biggest selling point for Sunbrella Outdoor Fabrics is its all-weather materials. Sunbrella fabrics prevent mold and mildew from growing. This means that they can be left outside during light rain showers.
2. UV Fabric
Sunbrella was awarded the “International Seal of Recommendation for UV Fabric/Umbrellas/Awnings” in 2006 by The Skin Cancer Foundation.
3. Sewing Thread
Sunbrella fabrics last much longer than cheap cushions because they use Tenara Sewing Thread. Tenara sewing thread is made from 100% expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) which is 3 times stronger than conventional PTFE.
Sunbrella fabric is manufactured to maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact. No water is wasted in the color-saturation process. Their unique technique reduces water and energy consumption.
5. Extended Lifespan
Sunbrella fabrics have an estimated lifespan of 10 years under heavy outdoor use. This is 3 times longer than other outdoor fabrics on the market.