What is Sunbella Fabric?
Sunbrella believes in worry-free fabrics. Fabrics that are durable, easy to clean and beautiful for everyone to enjoy comfortably in any environment. We began in the 1960s meeting the challenge of creating an awning canvas with a substantially longer lifespan than cotton. Over the years we have expanded our portfolio, developing new fabrics and technologies specifically designed for use on outdoor furniture, indoor furniture, window treatments, boats, and more.
Each yard of Sunbrella performance fabric is a product of a global support team committed to producing only the most exceptional performance textiles you can buy. Sunbrella fabrics are made with close attention to design detail and engineered with robust performance characteristics that make them easy to care for and last for years; whether they are used indoors, outdoors or on the water.
Our History & Heritage
Sunbrella is the flagship brand of Glen Raven, Inc., a family-owned company which has a history of almost 140 years. The family extends to the many employees who have been with Glen Raven for decades, embracing a strong worth ethic and pride in the Sunbrella brand, and our valued partners and customers who trust Sunbrella to bring worry-free living to their space.
Manufacturing & Testing
Sunbrella fabrics are manufactured in facilities around the globe. Our main manufacturing location is a one million square foot facility in Anderson, South Carolina, USA. The Anderson plant features a ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certified manufacturing operation, R&D center and testing lab. This facility established the blueprint for our plants in Lille, France and Suzhou, China, enabling us to best serve our customers in those regions. Sunbrella is always manufactured to the same standards and is delivered when you need it, anywhere in the world.
Research & Development
Our R&D department is continually pushing the envelope for what is possible with Sunbrella textiles. R&D spearheads our efforts to improve and refine the durability characteristics of Sunbrella fabrics. R&D also develops solutions for new textile designs, constructions, and applications to fit marketplace needs for superior performance textiles.
The Sunbrella design team operates in the United States and Europe. This group of experienced textile designers brings diverse industry experience and is actively involved in stock line design, collaborative collections, and custom line development. Sunbrella designers travel extensively to gather trend intelligence, design analysis, and color forecasts – knowledge they share with our manufacturing partners to bring to market the latest in home décor, shade innovation, and marine styling.
When you have a question about our fabric, Sunbrella is here to help with a friendly group of customer service professionals. This responsive team, as legendary as our fabrics, has the experience to answer all your questions efficiently and thoroughly.
Our technical services department can answer any questions about the technical aspects of Sunbrella fabrics. If a cleaning or warranty issue should arise, the technical services team will evaluate the situation and offer a solution.
Sunbrella global sales representatives are experts in their field and have a broad knowledge of products and the specific requirements of manufacturing, distribution, and design firms.