People often ask me how outdoor fabrics like Sunbrella are different than other fabrics.

Sunbrella fabrics are solution-dyed. That means that the high-performance colour pigments are added during the production of the fiber, giving Sunbrella yarn and fabric colour throughout that won’t fade or wash away. In ordinary fabrics, dyes are added to the surface of the yarn or fabric.

The colours stay strong and vibrant, even through intense sunlight exposure and cleaning with bleach. Sunbrella fabrics also resist stains. Here are some pillows that I made from Sunbrella fabrics:

Sunbrella fabrics are GREENGUARD certified for indoor air quality. Sunbrella offers a recycling service for customers. For over 30 years, Sunbrella has recycled its industrial wastes such as yarn, fabric and packaging. As a result, Sunbrella’s South Carolina plant sends absolutely no waste to the landfill. Find more info on their customer recycling program, here

Sunbrella furniture fabrics are available in a wide range of solids, stripes and textures and can be used indoors as well, making them really multi-functional. Here are just a few of the patterns available.

Care and cleaning of sunbrella fabrics:

Use a sponge or soft brush to apply mild soap and warm water to the fabric. Rinse thoroughly. Air dry.

For stubborn stains or mildew:

Add one cup of bleach per gallon of soap and water. Apply directly to the stain. Use a sponge or soft brush to clean. Rinse thouroughly. Air dry. If necessary, repeat process.


Click here to view the full line of sunbrella fabrics. If you would like to inquire about having something custom made from sunbrella fabrics, please contact NikkiDesigns