Yellow fixed frame awning made with Sunbrella Clarity fabric at shopping centre

Commercial Shade

Design + Performance
Where Hospitality Begins

Welcome. The first gesture to a visitor should always be welcome. Your hospitality begins with the entrance to your place of business, and welcome begins with shelter and shade from the elements. Give your customers a place to shake off the cold, the rain, the heat. Shade is as essential as hello.

To make the best first impression with your business, innovative shade solutions are essential. Revolutionary Sunbrella shade fabrics are revolutionising the possibilities for shade.

Sunbrella® fabrics were created in the 1960s to make better shade for businesses. Sunbrella shade fabrics not only make us feel cool and comfortable, they also define your business. The architectural possibilities with Sunbrella shade fabrics show the world exactly who you are. Our innovative technology and extensive range of colour and styles ensure that your business premises look good for years.

Commercial Shade with
Unparalleled Performance

UV and fade resistant

UV and Fade

Sunbrella fabrics will hold their colour, even with constant exposure to the sun. Most Sunbrella shade fabrics carry a 10-year warranty against fading.

Mould and mildew resistant

Mould and Mildew

All Sunbrella fabrics are engineered to resist mould and mildew. Should exposure to dirt and debris cause mould and mildew to occur, all Sunbrella fabrics can be easily and safely cleaned with bleach.

Bleach cleanable


When tough stains occur, Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned with bleach, while retaining their colour.

Sun Protection


The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends most Sunbrella shade fabrics as an aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin as a part of a complete sun protection regimen, in addition to regular use of sunscreen.

Breathable comfort


Unlike some shade fabrics that trap heat underneath, Sunbrella fabrics allow air to pass through, offering a cooler space below.

Shade Structures

More than 50 years after it was created, Sunbrella is still unparalleled in performance and continues to innovate with revolutionary products and trendsetting styles. And Sunbrella shade fabrics are backed by a best-in-class warranty, with fade-resistance, water-resistance and easy cleaning the industry can rely on. Plus, many Sunbrella shade fabrics carry the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation.

Yellow fixed frame awning made with Sunbrella Clarity fabric on a storefront


Sunbrella fabrics have long been the preferred choice for commercial shade, offering a wide range of shade solutions for every style and structure. Window awnings, retractable awnings, fixed frame awnings and more made using Sunbrella fabrics enhance a storefront or commercial façcade.

Shade sail with beige Sunbrella Contour fabric installed at hotel pool with palm trees in background

Shade Sails

For small shade sail applications, Sunbrella shade fabrics have long offered a perfect blend of design and performance. For larger installations, Sunbrella Contour is an easy to fabricate material that delivers filtered light and UV protection.

Umbrella with teal Sunbrella fabric poolside at a hotel


In commercial environments like restaurants and hospitality spaces, our diverse line of fabrics offers endless possibilities for style and protection for large cantilever umbrellas down to small market umbrellas.

Innovations in Exterior Shade

Innovation has been a focus of Sunbrella products since its inception. We continue to be passionate about providing innovative textiles and experiences to support the commercial shade community.

Close up detail of fixed frame awning with yellow Sunbrella Clarity fabric

Sunbrella Clarity

This innovative fabric offers incredible performance that keeps awnings clean with minimal maintenance.

Storefront awning with black Sunbrella fabrics featuring logo added with the Sunbrella Graphics System

Sunbrella Graphics System

Paramount to commercial spaces is the ability to brand shade structures such as awnings and umbrellas. The Sunbrella Graphics System allows manufacturers to provide a custom, branded structure for customers.

Glamour image of Sunbrella Unity fabrics, made with partial recycled fabric content

Sunbrella Unity

Sunbrella Unity is the first awning fabric in the Sunbrella Renaissance collection. Unity combines 50% post-industrial recycled Sunbrella fibre with virgin Sunbrella fibre to create this sustainable fabric with unique style.

Future of Shade

Our annual Future of Shade competition is changing the concept about what’s possible with shade fabric. With a focus on shade for built environments, humanitarian efforts and wellness gardens, this contest challenges architects and designers from around the world to explore new artistic and functional frontiers in shade.