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Why Sunbrella®

Sunbrella revolutionized the awning industry in 1961 as a premier textile innovated with beautiful design and incredible durability. Today, Sunbrella leads the pack as a performance fabric industry pioneer constantly redefining textile craftsmanship. Sunbrella is constantly researching and developing new ways of bringing durability, comfort and style to the places people live, work and play.


Finishes Wear Off, Sunbrella Performance Is Built In

Sunbrella fabrics’ performance doesn’t stop at the finish–it’s engineered into the core of each fiber. Other fabrics are made with surface finishes that can gradually wear away and do not protect the integrity of the fabric. Our solution dyed fabrics maintain their rich color and unwavering strength through normal wear, exposure to natural light and the elements, and cleaning.

What is the Sunbrella Fabric Difference?

Sunbrella Complete Performance: Often imitated. Never duplicated.


There are many products that have tried to imitate the performance Sunbrella offers with a “good enough” performance fabric. However, none of these products offer the proprietary formulation, cutting edge innovations, and extensive styles and textures of Sunbrella. Sunbrella fabrics are the complete performance standard, with best-in-class comfort, color retention, cleanability and strength that lasts.

Comfort & Softness

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. Sunbrella performance fabrics include many different weaves and surface textures, still meeting the overall intention: long-lasting softness and comfort. Our yarns have softness and durability woven into each fiber, which makes Sunbrella performance fabrics perfect for creating comfortable spaces.

Comfort Soft Touch
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Cleanability

Sunbrella performance fabrics are easy to clean while maintaining the strength and integrity of the fabric. We call it worry-free livability. Many performance fabrics are simply regular fabrics with a protective surface finish. Complete performance does not rely on a finish which can wear off. Sunbrella engineers performance into the core of each fiber, including stain-resistant technology. Visit our ‘How to Clean’ page to learn more.

Easy to Clean Stain & Water Resistant Bleach Cleanable

Color Stability

Sunbrella performance fabrics are made of 100% solution-dyed acrylic. Our fibers are saturated with color and UV-stabilized pigments before they’re spun into yarn–meaning the pigment goes all the way through the fibers and the color stays true over time. This unique process makes Sunbrella performance fabrics inherently fade resistant, UV protective and durable to the core; maintaining color and quality through cleaning, wear or exposure to outdoor elements.

Fade Resistant UV Protection
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Strength That Lasts

Sunbrella performance fabrics are engineered to last. Our fibers are mold and mildew resistant, stain and water resistant, and designed to stand all the tests of time. Regardless if you need fabric to stay strong in a high-traffic hotel lobby, or on your patio or boat through the sun, rain and storms, you can rest easy knowing Sunbrella fabrics have strength that lasts.

 Abrasion  Resistant Mold & Mildew Resistant Weather Resistant

Award-Winning Design


Sunbrella designers draw on a depth of expertise and a keen understanding of design trends to create fabrics that inspire and delight. Sunbrella offers a range of performance fabrics from single-color weaves and complex jacquards to textures like chenille, bouclé, tweed, knits and more. Our wide selection of styles, colors and textures provides hundreds of choices for every palate, so anyone can bring their vision to life.

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Versatility


Founded on the belief that fabrics should be both beautiful and functional, Sunbrella meets the needs of customers, designers and fabricators as a trusted and versatile fabric to enjoy life moments without worry in any setting. From the patio to the living room, or the kitchen to the boat, Sunbrella fabrics have the performance and design needed for every space and place.

Care & Protection


We want you and your customers to have the best experience possible with our fabrics. Sunbrella is here for you, delivering customer service and peace of mind long after the sale. Most fabrics have been tested to achieve key safety certifications, like GREENGUARD Gold and OEKO-TEX®, to ensure our fabrics are not made with harmful substances.

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Sunbrella Care Team

Behind Sunbrella’s legendary performance is an equally legendary care team offered as continued support for partners and customers. When you have a question about our fabric, Sunbrella is here to help with a friendly group of customer service professionals. 

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Technical Services Department

Our technical services department can answer any questions about the technical aspects of Sunbrella fabric. If a cleaning or warranty issue should arise, the technical services team will evaluate the situation and offer a solution.

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Supply Chain Management

Sunbrella controls its supply chain so we can ensure the right quality every step of the way. Our Anderson manufacturing facility is ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management certified.

Our Guarantee

Sunbrella fabrics have comprehensive warranties, guaranteeing our confidence in providing lasting complete performance. There is a 5-year limited warranty for upholstery, specialty fabrics and decorative shade fabrics, and a 10-year limited warranty for shade and marine fabrics.

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Where to Buy Sunbrella Outdoor Cushion Fabrics and Replacement Cushions

It's easy: just browse the vast selection of Sunbrella outdoor cushion fabrics and choose what works for your project. Simply select the item you're looking for to find a resource, either online or near you.

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