5 Reasons to Choose Sunbrella Color to the Core Fabrics

Performance fabrics can be a game-changer for your upholstered furniture. Sunbrella indoor and outdoor performance fabrics work hard against stains and spills, dirt and pets, and the general wear and tear of everyday use.


Sunbrella revolutionized the industry in 1961 as a premier awning textile innovated with incredible durability and fade resistance. Today, Sunbrella leads the pack as a performance fabric industry pioneer with solutions for indoor and outdoor upholstery, shade structures, marine applications, and more.


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The Benefits of Performance Fabrics

Sunbrella Color to the Core™ fabrics are made to provide comfort, easy care, and durability; while repelling water and resisting stains, mold, and mildew.


We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 reasons you should choose Sunbrella Color to the Core™ fabrics for your home. 


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1. Solution-Dyed Fabric

Sunbrella fabrics are manufactured through a unique process where our fibers are saturated with color and UV-stabilized pigments before they’re spun into yarn. This means rich pigment goes all the way through the fibers rather than sitting on the outside of the yarn. This Color to the Core™ technology ensures the color stays true over time, maintaining color and quality through cleaning, wear, or exposure to outdoor elements.


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2. Durability

The distinctive Sunbrella manufacturing processes result in fabrics that are mold and mildew resistant, stain and water resistant, pilling and abrasion resistant, and designed to stand all the tests of time. Our fabrics are engineered to continue looking fresh and new for years to come. 


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3. Easy to Clean 

Sunbrella fabrics are easy to clean while maintaining the strength and integrity of the fabric. When spills, muddy paw prints, and sticky fingers do occur, cleaning is easy with gentle soap and water. For bigger messes, our fabrics are even bleach cleanable.


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4. UV Resistant and Fade Resistant

The fibers that make up Sunbrella yarns are saturated with UV-stabilized pigments, ensuring our fabrics won’t fade or become damaged due to sun exposure or normal wear. This factor is key for outdoor and marine fabrics but also important to consider for indoor fabrics that receive direct sunlight through windows.  


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5. Indoor/Outdoor Use

With Sunbrella performance fabrics, exceptional comfort, and unmatched durability go hand in hand. Our complete performance makes Sunbrella fabrics tough enough for the outdoors, and soft and cozy for indoors. Our yarns have softness and durability woven into each fiber, which makes Sunbrella performance fabrics perfect for creating comfortable spaces.


Our design teams work to curate fabrics and collections that fit best with indoor or outdoor spaces, but you can rest assured that all Sunbrella fabrics have the durability, comfort, and style to work in your space, wherever that may be.


Discover Sunbrella

Browse Sunbrella fabrics to get inspired for creating your own comfortable, durable space; or find where to buy products made with Sunbrella Color to the Core™ fabrics today.