Ultimate in beauty and durability.

For over 50 years, Sunbrella has been an innovator in the fabric industry. Whether providing practical solutions, responding to market demands, or staying on the cusp of new technology, we have always aimed to provide cutting-edge products in a timely fashion, while also holding ourselves to the highest quality standards.

Our Sunbrella Contract fabrics are no exception. With ultimate cleanability, beautiful color palettes, sophisticated styles and softness to the touch, we now offer more possibilities for hospitality and healthcare designs now than ever before.

Featuring exceptional UV performance, our contract fabrics are specifically engineered to hold their vibrant color no matter what, including rigorous bleach-cleaning that contract spaces require.

Sunbrella Contract fabrics don’t just meet ACT heavy-duty standards – they exceed them. But as tough as they are in abrasion performance tests and in resisting UV rays, they’re also remarkably soft to the touch. In fact, Sunbrella Contract fabrics are able to achieve fine pattern definition while maintaining a luxurious hand that will look and feel great year after year.


The Sunbrella Contract line includes two new, equally impressive Contract-grade fabrics: Sunbrella Contract for the hospitality industry and Sunbrella Contract with Defiance® for the healthcare industry. Beyond beautiful, they both perform without question when you need them most.

Sunbrella Contract fabrics were created for hospitality spaces such as restaurants and hotels. And when an antimicrobial fiber is necessary – such as healthcare settings – our Defiance fabrics are not only easy to keep clean, but they also inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus.

Every company has a unique style. That’s why we work with top textile design companies to create special collections of Sunbrella Contract fabrics, ensuring a distinct breadth of design options. Sunbrella Contract fabrics are available through CF Stinson, Carnegie, Designtex, HBF Textiles, Kravet Contract, Maharam, Mayer Fabrics, Pallas Textiles, Robert Allen Contract, Sina Pearson Textiles and Weitzner.

Environmentally-friendly fabrics

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics offers Sunbrella Contract fabrics that are certified to the NSF/ANSI 336 Sustainability Assessment. Over 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.

NSF/ANSI 336 is a system used by the Association for Contract Textiles to evaluate upholstery fabric against extensive requirements within categories of fiber sourcing, safety of materials, water conservation and water quality, energy, recycling practices, air quality in manufacturing and social accountability.

UL-Environmental visited Glen Raven manufacturing operations and evaluated Sunbrella Contract fabrics, and they have certified these products comply with the environmental and social responsibility criteria of this holistic standard.

Learn more about how Sunbrella is leading the industry with many environmental initiatives.

Defiance Healthcare

Traditionally, healthcare fabrics have been harsh to the touch and uninviting. That was then. Enter Sunbrella Contract fabrics for healthcare, the next generation of design innovation. Now you can confidently offer your clients easy-to-clean, health-conscious fabrics that showcase the latest in design trend and softness while meeting the discriminating tastes and hygienic requirements of today’s healthcare and assisted living facilities.

Sunbrella Contract fabrics are world renowned for their style and beauty. But that’s only half the story. Our Defiance antimicrobial treatment raises the bar even higher. Using a single antimicrobial component, it not only inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, fungus and mildew, but also certifies our contract fabrics to be used in applications where normal fabrics aren’t allowed.

Defiance passed the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) 100 Antibacterial and 30 Antifungal Part 3 tests and the State of California’s Technical Bulletin No. 117 Section E (CS-191-53) Classification: 1 Normal Flammability. Tested tough, our fabrics are ready for any contract situation you can imagine.

Defiance fabrics are available through CF Stinson, Designtex, Mayer Fabrics and Pallas Textiles .