Nothing is more important than delivering a quality product to your customers. Your reputation and your success depend on it, and of course that’s the reason you specify Sunbrella fabric, knowing it packs the performance features that add up to legendary durability and easy care.
When you choose Sunbrella, you’ll get much more than superior fabric. As a valued trade partner, you’ll have access to multilevel support that can make a difference in building your brand. You’ll have direct access to design, planning, technical services, sustainability and marketing resources to meet your business needs, making our entire team a part of yours.
When you have a question about our fabric, Sunbrella is here to help with a friendly group of customer service professionals. This responsive team has the experience to answer all of your questions quickly.
Our experts can answer all your questions about the technical aspects of Sunbrella fabric. If a cleaning or warranty issue should arise, the technical services team can evaluate the situation and offer you and your customer a solution. End customers will appreciate you getting them back in business.
Sunbrella fabric’s global sales staff gives you a personal representative for your daily business needs. This account manager serves as your point of contact – a single source to access the resources and support you need. The Sunbrella sales reps are experts in their field and have a broad knowledge of products and the specific requirements of each market. Experts at finding solutions, they can help you find the right Sunbrella fabric for any application.
Our R&D department is continually raising the bar by asking “What if?” Recent innovations have included important new products such as Sunbrella Supreme, Sunbrella Clarity, the Renaissance Collection and Sunbrella Contract fabrics. So you can be assured your craft includes the latest thinking in fabric technology.
Sunbrella fabric’s manufacturing facilities are without parallel. The 1-million-sq. ft. Anderson, South Carolina facility features a completely vertical ISO 9001 and 14001 certified manufacturing operation, R&D center and testing lab that’s landfill-free and that produces fabric unsurpassed in performance and quality. This facility established the blueprint for our plants in Lille, France and Suzhou, China. Sunbrella is always manufactured to the same exacting standards and delivered when you need it, anywhere in the world.
Customers are always welcome to visit our facilities. Contact your account manager for details.
Design is a critical differentiator in today’s marketplace. The Sunbrella design team travels the world to gather trend intelligence, design analysis and color forecasts. They will spend time with you learning how design influences your business requirements and helping you create your own unique signature that your customers will love and trust.
We invite you to build your brand with the Sunbrella mark of quality. We offer an extensive catalog of marketing materials that support our trade partners’ advertising and point-of-purchase programs. And with Sunbrella Identity, you can download logos and imagery to assist you in your marketing efforts.
Sunbrella participates in show homes across the country with magazines such as Southern Living, Coastal Living and Sunset to give consumers first-hand exposure to the best choice of fabrics for indoors and out. As the world’s most trusted marine canvas, Sunbrella is also at most major boat shows to support the marine industry and to showcase how Sunbrella upholstery fabrics create perfectly styled and worry-free marine interiors.
Our advertising program covers a large range of publications that include trade and consumer audiences. Consumers recognize the Sunbrella brand as the mark of quality for fabrics that look great and perform like no other. Take a look at our current advertising.
Create something that is unique to you. With custom designs and top trends, you are well on your way. All with a fabric that is synonymous with quality.
You choose Sunbrella because it is a fabric you trust. That trust begins with unparalleled quality. Sunbrella manufacturing carries ISO 9001 Quality Management, which demonstrates our commitment to providing exceptional quality, and ISO 14001 Environmental Management, which recognizes our environmental responsibility in the production of our fabrics. Sunbrella is simply the best you can give your customers.
We are continually working to bring you exciting new products that allow you to expand your offerings to your customers. Recent innovations include Sunbrella Clarity, which uses rainwater and sunlight to help keep awnings looking clean; Sunbrella Supreme, a waterproof marine fabric that includes a headliner layer for an extremely luxurious look; Sunbrella Renaissance, which combines 50 percent recycled Sunbrella content to create rich looks in upholstery and awning fabrics; and beautiful Sunbrella Contract fabrics that exceed the heavy-duty standards of the contract industry. Innovation is at our core, and it is the essential ingredient to supporting your growth and creativity.
Whether your business is around the corner or around the globe, Sunbrella creates the fabrics you and your customers want. With manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe and China, and global distribution on six continents, you can get Sunbrella fabric when and where you need it. And you can be sure that all our manufacturing facilities are held to the same quality standards. So no matter where your fabric originates, it has the Sunbrella touch every step of the way.
As a member of the trade community, you have access to hundreds of Sunbrella patterns through respected residential and contract jobbers you already know such as Robert Allen, Pinder and Pindler, Maharam, Holly Hunt and many more. Many of these jobbers carry selections of Sunbrella and Sunbrella Contract fabrics that you and your customers can’t get anywhere else. Your clients will love all the stylish choices and the worry-free lifestyle you offer them with Sunbrella fabric.
You spec a gorgeous shade structure on a project. And you want to work with a knowledgeable fabricator to bring your vision to life. Hundreds of fabricators across the globe trust the Sunbrella brand to combine their engineering expertise with quality Sunbrella fabric to give you and your clients a truly remarkable product.
Everyone wants to know what you are doing to make your business more sustainable. Sunbrella and Glen Raven add an entire chapter to your sustainability efforts.
In 2011, Glen Raven added a solar array to our Sunbrella plant in Norlina, NC. Capable of producing electricity equivalent to the needs of 47 typical homes, it’s adding substantially to the region’s power grid.
For over 30 years, Sunbrella has recycled its industrial wastes such as yarn, fabric and packaging. As a result, Sunbrella fabrics' five U.S. manufacturing facilities send absolutely no waste to the landfill.
Because Sunbrella fabrics last longer, people use less fabric and generate less waste as compared to other fabrics that might fade, lose strength or give in to mildew and atmospheric chemicals.
Sunbrella fabric has achieved GREENGUARD GOLD Certification. Sunbrella fabrics are certified by GREENGUARD as contributing to healthy indoor air quality by being a very low emitting interior product.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends Sunbrella awning and marine and upholstery fabrics in shading products as an aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin as part of a complete sun protection regimen, including regular use of sunscreen.
Glen Raven Custom Fabrics offers Sunbrella Contract fabrics that are certified to the NSF/ANSI 336 Sustainability Assessment. More than 50 patterns in the Sunbrella Contract fabric line, including those fabrics with Defiance® treatment, achieved a Silver Level in the NSF/ANSI 336-2011 third-party audit performed by UL-Environment, making it the first company to offer such a broad range of compliant fabrics.
For over 25 years, Glen Raven has recycled Sunbrella acrylic manufacturing waste and delivered it to recycling partners who convert the materials into industrial products such as felt, automotive insulation, and filtration.
In 2010, we started our Recycle My Sunbrella program that provides a method for our customers and for homeowners to join us and participate in this recycling process. This is a special ‘take-back’ program that provides an alternative to disposal at the end of the service life of the fabric.
Since then, business partners and homeowners have recycled over 125,000 pounds of fabric that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill. Instead, this recovered material waste is recaptured for a second life, and some is even reborn as novelty yarns for use in decorative Sunbrella fabrics.
We’re proud that one of our partners in the Recycle My Sunbrella program is the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department, which provides unique and meaningful services to us. Their employees receive and unpack the shipments from contributors, and sort the materials and packaging for further processing.
Now you can get involved in our recycling efforts, too. We accept pre- or post-consumer Sunbrella fabric waste, including used awning covers, boat covers and upholstery fabric.
Only Sunbrella can give you such a broad range of fabrics and services. We offer much more than just an amazing fabric. With the Sunbrella Advantage, you can put your focus on your products, and we’ll make sure your experience with the fabric is seamless every step of the way while providing support that can help you grow your brand.