Why Sunbrella Fabric?

Sunbrella fabric is used to make a beautiful patio umbrella

Prior to the 1960s, cotton was the most popular outdoor fabric. Unfortunately, cotton posed some real problems. Namely, it faded quickly and it warped.

But in 1961, Sunbrella debuted an alternative. Constructed from acrylic fibers, the pigmentation was added prior to extrusion. This crucial step ensured Sunbrella fabrics did not fade or degrade – even in the brightest sunshine.

Additionally, Sunbrella fabric is easy to clean. Most stains can be removed with just mild soap and lukewarm water. Simply blot the excess stain residue and then use a soft bristle brush to scrub it away. 

What colors does Sunbrella Fabric come in? 

While you can’t dye Sunbrella fabric, it does come in nearly any color you want. And, we carry numerous umbrella canopies that can be swapped out easily. This means if you want to change the look of your outdoor space, you can do so without buying an entirely new umbrella.


Where else is Sunbrella fabric used?

A variety of places – including pillows. We carry a large line of outdoor pillows – many of which are made with Sunbrella fabric. We even have several that combine multiple patterns and colors. (Visit our store to see what we currently have in-stock.)

Sunbrella fabric is also used to create many of the cushions for our patio furniture. While we typically recommend you select cushions in a neutral color and then dress them up with pillows, you can order cushions in any of Sunbrella’s palette.

It is also worth noting Sunbrella is committed to sustainability. They will recycle customer's old products. They waste no water through their dying process. Their fabric awnings help homeowners and businesses reduce their energy consumption. And, they are certified by GREENGUARD.

This means you can feel great about not only the product you’re buying, but who is making it.


Stop by one of our two locations to feel and see Sunbrella fabric first hand.