Sunbrella® fabrics debuted in 1961 as an alternative to the most popular awning fabric at that time, cotton. Sunbrella offered the rich look and feel of cotton, but did not fade or degrade, even in the brightest sun, and offered years of care free service. In the mid 70's boaters soon discovered the good looks and durability of Sunbrella fabrics for boat tops and sail covers. Around the world today, Sunbrella is the No. 1 fabric choice for power boaters and sailors, enjoying universal name recognition synonymous with quality and durability.
Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, the makers of Sunbrella fabrics, took this winning formula – high-performance fabric with the look and feel of cotton – to the outdoor furniture industry. Marketing umbrellas and furniture cushions made with Sunbrella fabrics as fast drying, durable, easy to clean and beautiful. Over the years, all of the nation's leading casual furniture manufacturers have adopted Sunbrella fabrics for their premium furniture lines. Fade resistance, durability and popular colors have made Sunbrella a leader in these markets. While Sunbrella was gaining recognition in the great outdoors, Glen Raven was preparing Sunbrella to come inside the home. Thanks to intricate jacquard weaving, innovative yarn constructions and advanced fabric finishes, the design and manufacturing teams at Glen Raven created Sunbrella fabrics that match the look and feel of fine interior fabrics.
Today you will find Sunbrella throughout the home, fr