Sunbrella fabrics combine design, durability

Many clients know the name Sunbrella as a maker of awning fabric, and while that was certainly true in 1961 when Sunbrella debuted as an alternative to cotton, today Sunbrella fabrics are as likely to be chosen for their attractive design as much as they are for their durability.

We once had a client at Panoply who wanted to protect her upholstery from her toddler’s spilled milk, so she chose to incorporate furniture upholstered in Sunbrella fabrics and was very pleased with the result. As you can see from the water test we show above, liquid spills simply aren’t a problem for these stain- and mildew-resistant fabrics. Pet owners who have pets occasionally tracking dirt and mud into the home are happy to learn that even bleach can be used for cleaning Sunbrella fabrics. (Click here for a list of suggested cleaning tips from Sunbrella.)

For those who enjoy interior design, it’s great to know that Sunbrella fabrics are no longer limited to solids and stripes. Today these fabrics also come in a magnificent array of colors and designs, including geometrics, florals, houndstooth prints, chevron designs and more. For some design inspiration about how Sunbrella fabrics are being incorporated into the home today, click here.