What is Sunbrella® fabric?

What is Sunbrella® fabric?

BY : G Ryma

What is Sunbrella® fabric? in short it is Solution Died acrylic.

… What it means?

The coloring process of the fabric takes place actually before the yarn – thread is ever created.

A liquid acrylic solution is combined with designed colors, and this coloured liquid is then extruded and transformed into fiber. The fiber never exists in a colorless state; it’s essentially a liquid acrylic-and-color blend. The color doesn’t just sit on the surface; it is all the way through the fiber you can say that the color is the fiber.


This acrylic fiber is then spun into yarn, using a complex process that prevents color contamination. That acrylic fiber yarn is used to create Solution-Dyed Acrylic Fabrics.

Sun, wear and tear, even bleach won’t affect that color.



Sunbrella fabric is made by US Company Glen Raven Inc. headquartered in Glen Raven, North Carolina.

The company introduced acrylic-based fiber in 1961 branding it Sunbrella. The fabric has vastly superior durability to cotton.

Sunbrella fabrics are used in a variety of applications including outdoor furniture, indoor furniture, boat covers, convertible automobile tops, and awnings. Glen Raven is best known for its Sunbrella line of performance fabrics.

Acrylic fabrics are durable, high-performance synthetic fabrics made from acrylic fibers. They have a number of advantages including fade and disintegration resistance mildew-resistant properties and an ability to manage moisture.

By adding Sunbrella fabric cushion and throw pillows to your surroundings you are adding vibrant life and color.


All Sunbrella® fabrics are engineered to combine the highest level of performance. For simple day-to-day maintenance of your Sunbrella fabric:

  • Brush off loose dirt.
  • Spray on a cleaning solution of water and mild soap.
  • Use a soft bristle brush to clean.
  • Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
  • Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed.
  • Air dry.