Sunbrella products are rooted in sustainability throughout the manufacturing of the fiber, yarn, and fabric. Our dedication to quality ensures that you are getting a product that lasts longer and needs to be replaced less often, ultimately creating less waste. In all the markets we serve, Sunbrella products hold their color and strength, outlasting traditional fabrics.
Transform fabric waste into sustainable new fabric with the Sunbrella Renaissance program.
The manufacture of fabric through its final use often produces leftover fiber, yarn, and fabric; from Sunbrella manufacturing facilities as well as from the cutting tables of our various customers. Sunbrella took on the challenge of finding this waste a new purpose – and the Renaissance yarn program was born.
Renaissance yarns combine up to 50% of this postindustrial recycled Sunbrella fiber. The waste is segmented into color groups, reduced back to its fiber state and then mixed with Sunbrella virgin fiber before making its way back through the fabric manufacturing process. The fiber blend helps ensure that the product meets stringent Sunbrella performance standards.
Sunbrella Renaissance yarns create the occasional, natural variation of shade or specks of color thanks to their unique composition, adding to the visual interest of the fabric. The result is a textile with vintage charm, rich coloration, soft feel, and excellent performance.
Goal of Zero Waste to Landfill
All Sunbrella facilities are focused on minimizing waste and recycling as many materials as possible. Our manufacturing facilities already divert over 90% of waste, and we continue to expand our waste minimization efforts with new goals for 2022.
Sunbrella solution-dyed, upholstery fabrics reduce wastewater compared to the conventional coloring processes.
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Sunbrella ensures you are getting a product that lasts longer and needs to be replaced less often, ultimately creating less waste.
Recycle My Sunbrella
Save Sunbrella fabric waste from entering landfills with the Recycle My Sunbrella program.
For more than 25 years, Sunbrella has recycled acrylic manufacturing waste and delivered it to partners who convert the materials into industrial products such as felt, automotive insulation and filtration.
In 2010, we started the Recycle My Sunbrella program that allows domestic consumers to participate in our recycling process. This is a special take-back program that provides an alternative to disposal for fabric scraps, awning covers, boat covers, and upholstery fabric.Since the inception of the program, Recycle my Sunbrella has collected nearly one million pounds of fabric that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill.
Send your used Sunbrella fabric to Recycle My Sunbrella.
Sunbrella upholstery fabrics are GREENGUARD certified for low chemical emissions, contributing to healthy indoor air quality.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
Most Sunbrella upholstery fabrics have been tested in an independent laboratory to verify they do not contain harmful substances according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® (19.HUS.73033 HOHENSTEIN HTTI).
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management
Our Anderson manufacturing facility has been third-party verified to meet the ISO 14001 Environmental Management standard, an international standard for organizations to reduce their environmental impact.
We understand the importance of conserving the natural environment. Our Anderson, SC facility participates in the statewide WAIT (Wildlife and Industry Together) program, conserving the plant and animal life surrounding the facility. Additionally, through tree planting, habitat restoration, Adopt-A-Highway cleanups, and planting gardens, all Sunbrella associates become involved in conserving wildlife at our facilities.