What Is Sunbrella, and Why Do I Need It?

What Is Sunbrella, and Why Do I Need It?

Are you looking for the best material for your garden furniture? Look no further, as Sunbrella® fabric is the way to go.

  • Sunbrella fabric is strong and durable
  • It can withstand any weather and does not fade
  • It's an easy-to-clean material that is water, mould, and rot-resistant.
  • Sunbrella fabric protects against UV rays.

Sunbrella refers to fabrics made from 100% solution-dyed acrylic material with a fluorocarbon finish. These fabrics boast of thorough colour that does not fade nor wash away—the rich colour results from a strong pigment added during the manufacturing process. 

Sunbrella fabrics have been in existence since the 1960s. These fabrics have many uses, ranging from making shades, upholstery, marine cushions, and pillows today. Glen Raven Inc manufactures them. 

Over the years, the use of garden furniture made from Sunbrella fabric has greatly increased. This has resulted from the fact that such furniture can withstand the worst weather conditions, and it is pleasing to look at and long-lasting. The following factors have also played a huge role in the increased popularity.  

Why Sunbrella® Fabric?

They Are Comfortable and Beautiful

The fabrics are breathable, and air can pass through them, giving you an ambient environment to relax. They also come in beautiful colours and patterns, currently having over 248 choices giving you a wide collection to choose from, more so if you are a colour fanatic.  

They are also robust and incredible to touch.  

Easy To Maintain

Sunbrella fabrics are easy to clean and only require you to have soap and water. They are long-lasting and can serve you for as long as you can wash them with mild soap and lukewarm water solution. Always remember to rinse thoroughly and air dry after washing. 

These fabrics are also compatible with bleach and won't fade thanks to the deep saturation of colour. 

They Are Not Prone To Mould

It's possible to place garden furniture made of Sunbrella at any place of your convenience near a pool, a swampy area, or an area directly to the sun—something made possible by the fact that these fabrics can prevent the growth of moulds and mildews. 

Extensively Contributes Towards the Green Economy

 Today the world is doing everything possible to conserve energy and minimize the impacts of climate change. Moving towards a green economy is one of the directives that every manufacturer must implement in their operations. 

In their manufacturing process, Sunbrella outdoes themselves in maximizing efficiency and minimizing environmental impacts. For instance, one uses very little water and energy during the colour saturation process. 

The company also has a recycling and repurposing program where they reclaim pre-consumer and post-consumer waste associated with the manufacturing of Sunbrella. The green economy is beneficial to the company and has many health benefits to the surrounding community. 

Made Using Quality Raw Materials

One of the contributing factors to the Sunbrella long-lasting nature is the good quality of their raw materials. The fact that high-value material makes them give them the ability to withstand harsh climatic conditions for a long time. 

They also use a high-quality thread known as Tenara Sewing Thread, which contributes to the fabric's long-lasting nature. 

Caring for Sunbrella® Fabrics

With proper maintenance, Sunbrella cushions can serve you for a maximum of 10 years, even when exposed to extreme weather conditions. Make sure to regularly clean your garden furniture to prevent the accumulation and embedment of dirt and food particles. Below are the steps you should follow when cleaning but take note to first vacuum the fiber before cleaning. 

Moreover, take precautions to spread the stain to the nearby clean fibres or use a stiff brush that may damage the fibre. After taking the needful precautions, you can now go ahead and do the cleaning using the steps below. 

  • Try to remove the dirt by brushing the stain lightly.
  • If the above step does not help, come up with a solution composed of a quarter cup of mild soap, a gallon of water, and a cup of bleach.
  • Spray the solution onto the stained areas
  • Use a sponge, a soft bristle brush, or a sponge to do the cleaning
  • Please leave it to soak for about 15 minutes
  • Do thorough rinsing and leave it to air dry completely 

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