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Outdoor Upholstery – Fabric Feature


As some of you may have noticed, we have started #FabricFriday with a weekly feature on our Instagram and Facebook account. Each month will have a unique theme, where we will share a selection of fabrics from our extensive library. This month we are focusing on outdoor upholstery. As the sun has started to shine, customers have started thinking about enhancing their outdoor lounge spaces. We have selected four fabrics, all suitable for outdoor upholstery and soft furnishings.

What makes a fabric suitable for outdoor use?

The main difference seen in outdoor fabrics, other than their water resistance, is their light fastness. Those suitable for outdoor use must be resistant to fading due to light, as they will face great sun exposure. Generally thicker and more robust to the touch, they are more hardy materials, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fashionable.

We selected four fabrics with unique colours, patterns and effects. What do you think? Which is your favourite?

The Sundec Collection

The Sundec collection brings the inside out, combining fun colours and luxurious patterns. Made from Olefin, these fabrics are UV resistant, free of harmful chemicals, stain and moisture, mold and light fading resistant. All the fabrics in this collection also benefit from a practical Stain Guard Finish. More than their practical, physical attributes, the bold colour pallet and patterns make it easy to create a striking look on any sofa.

The Canopy Collection

The Canopy collection combines luxurious, understated colours, patterns and stitching to create truly unique finishes with endless combinations. Suitable for upholstery and soft furnishings you can easily create a cool calm space or go big and bold with the ombre effect hot pink that features in this range.

The Laguna Collection

The Laguna collection is a subtle family of muted fabrics suitable for outdoor use. Light and bright these fabrics are suitable for upholstery and soft furnishings with minimal yet effective patterns throughout all in a Mediterranean colour palette. Made from recycled polypropylene these fabrics have an antimicrobial, water resistant finish.


The Tide Collection

The final collection in this month’s feature are the Tide fabrics. A wonderful, thoughtful collection of bold patterns combining summer sorbet colours. Made from 100% recycled solutions dyed polyester made from waste plastic bottles it is stylish and sustainable. Available in cool plains, stripes and eye catching wave pattern, it is easy to mix and match these wonderful boucle fabrics.

What Feature do you Want to See Next?

Keep your eyes peeled for next months fabric feature, where we will be exploring some fabulous, light weight, summer patterns, ideal for a range of upholstery and soft fabrics. Have a theme or specific fabric type you would like more information on? Let us know and we can feature some of our finest collections for you to browse.

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