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Sunbrella® contract

Design + Performance

Commercial spaces demand both style and durability. Design is critical, but those designs must withstand the heavy use and rigorous cleanings that commercial spaces require. Sunbrella® Contract fabrics are engineered to withstand the specific challenges of commercial environments. We work with top partners in the business to bring beautiful, soft and durable contract textiles to busy commercial spaces.

Sunbrella Contract Fabrics

Featuring beautiful colour palettes, sophisticated styles and a touch of luxury, Sunbrella Contract fabrics enhance commercial spaces with a combination of superb design and reliability.

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Commercial Spaces

When you’re creating warm, inviting spaces in high-traffic commercial environments, choosing the perfect colour and the right pattern solves only half of the situation. That’s because stunning design shouldn’t simply look good – it should perform too. Sunbrella Contract fabrics combine the incredible durability and ultimate cleanability essential for businesses with the comforting softness and style that customers demand.

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Healthcare Environments

In today’s evolving healthcare settings, patient-centred design is of the utmost importance. Sunbrella Contract with Defiance® fabrics embrace this approach and deliver the next generation of design innovation for healthcare spaces.

Sunbrella Contract fabrics with Defiance are engineered with antimicrobial treatments to withstand strictly regulated commercial environments, inhibiting the growth of bacterial, mould, fungus and mildew. At the same time they feature soft textures and soothing designs that make patients feel at home.

Defiance passed the American Association of Textile Chemists and colourists (AATCC) 100 Antibacterial and 30 Antifungal Part 3 tests and the State of California’s Technical Bulletin No. 117, Section E (CS 191-53), Classification: Class 1 (Normal Flammability).

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Sunbrella Contract Fabric Partners

To offer the best in commercial upholstery, we work with exceptional partners to create their own exclusive collections of Sunbrella Contract fabrics. Sunbrella Contract Fabrics are available through Brentano, Burch Fabrics, CF Stinson, Carnegie, Designtex, HBF Textiles, Knoll Textiles, Kravet Contract, Maharam, Mayer Fabrics, Pallas Textiles, Pollack, Robert Allen Contract, Rodolph, Sina Pearson, Stacy Garcia Textiles and Weitzner.

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Contract Fabrics with
Unparalleled Performance

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UV and Fade

The fibres of Sunbrella Contract upholstery fabrics feature highly UV-stable pigments, making them resistant to fading and the degrading effects of sunlight.

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Mould and Mildew

Sunbrella fabrics inherently resist the growth of mould and mildew. To keep your fabrics looking clean, brush off dirt and debris before it gets embedded in the fabric.

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Sunbrella fabrics are bleach cleanable, offering easy cleaning of tough stains in commercial environments.

Environmentally-Friendly Fabrics

At Sunbrella, our commitment to sustainability is a life-affirming principle. That's why we have been driven over the past 50 years to exceed industry benchmarks for environmental stewardship.


Sunbrella Contract fabrics are certified by the NSF/ANSI 336 Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric. NSF/ANSI 336 is a system used by the Association for Contract Textiles to evaluate upholstery fabric against extensive requirements within categories of: fibre sourcing, safety of materials, water conservation and water quality, energy, recycling practices, air quality in manufacturing and social accountability.


ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental. Management certifications demonstrate the long-term commitment that Sunbrella has made to provide exceptional products while recognising environmental responsibilities.

FACTS Silver

FACTS Silver

Most patterns in the Sunbrella Contract fabric line, including those fabrics with Defiance treatment, achieved a Silver Level in the NSF/ANSI 336-2011 third-party audit performed by UL Environment, making it the first company to offer such a broad range of compliant fabrics. UL Environment visited Glen Raven manufacturing operations and evaluated Sunbrella Contract fabrics, and they have certified that these products comply with the environmental and social-responsibility criteria of this holistic standard.

Health Product Declarations

Health Product Declarations

From testing and compliance to product ingredients, Sunbrella is dedicated to clearly communicating the information you need to know with Health Product Declarations.



Like all Sunbrella fabrics, Sunbrella Contract fabrics are certified by the GREENGUARD Institute’s Children and Schools standard for contributing to healthy indoor air quality by being a low emitting interior product.

Reducing our Carbon Footprint

Projects such as the installation of a 500-kilowatt solar panel system at our Norlina Plant and the upgrade of all lighting fixtures in three warehouses reduce annual CO2 emissions by over 1,000 tons.

Zero Landfill

Today, all five of Glen Raven's domestic manufacturing centres are landfill free. By achieving landfill-free operations, more than 2.5 million kilograms of various materials that would otherwise be sent to landfills are now recycled.

Wastewater Reduction

Our unique colouring process eliminates the harmful chemical effluents of conventional dyeing processes.

The Sunbrella Recycling Service

Through a revolutionary take-back program called "Recycle My Sunbrella", Sunbrella provides a unique way for customers and consumers to send their Sunbrella fabrics back to be recycled.

Sunbrella Renaissance Fabrics

Sunbrella Renaissance furniture fabrics combine up to 50% post-industrial recycled Sunbrella fibre with virgin Sunbrella fibre to ensure excellent performance with minimal waste.