The ultimate in beauty and durability.

For over 50 years, Sunbrella has been recognized as a prime innovator in the fabric industry, providing practical solutions and responding to market demands.

Sunbrella® Contract fabrics are the ideal answer for great looks, incredible durability and the ultimate in cleanability. In addition to providing these outstanding qualities, they’re also wonderfully soft to the touch.

Today, Sunbrella Contract fabrics bring that ingenuity to commercial settings and beyond while Sunbrella Contract with Defiance® fabrics are perfect for healthcare environments.

Sunbrella Contract Collections

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.

With sophisticated styles, beautiful color palettes, a soft feel and the ultimate in cleanability, Sunbrella Contract fabrics give commercial interior designers everything they need to create the extraordinary for the hospitality, healthcare, office and education markets. In settings with strict hygiene requirements, Sunbrella Contract with Defiance® provides added protection with anti-microbial properties.

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 Brentano, Carnegie, CF Stinson, Designtex, HBF Textiles, Knoll, Kravet, Maharam, Mayer Fabrics, Pallas, Robert Allen, Samelson-Chatlane, Sina Pearson Textiles, and Weitzner.

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.


From meeting or exceeding strict industry standards to achieving fine pattern definition Sunbrella Contract fabrics satisfy all the criteria you could want. When you specify Sunbrella Contract, you always know what you’re getting from fiber to finish.

Key to its performance is the fact that Sunbrella Contract is solution dyed. In ordinary fabrics, dyes are added to the surface of the yarn or fabric so that color only penetrates the outer layer and washes out or fades over time. Think "radish." But in solution-dyed Sunbrella, UV-stabilized pigments are added during the production of our fade-resistant fiber, infusing the yarn and fabric with color throughout that won’t fade or be damaged by improper cleaners. Think "carrot."

You can be confident that this is the fabric your clients will appreciate for years to come for its durability and long-lasting beauty.

Environmentally-Friendly Fabrics

Decades before today’s green movement, Sunbrella committed to exceeding industry benchmarks for environmental stewardship. Through ongoing initiatives with our vendors, trade partners and customers, we will stay in the forefront of protecting our environment while continuing to produce quality, high-performance textiles. Our initiatives include the following:


Projects such as the installation of a 500-kilowatt solar panel system at our Norlina Plant and the upgrade of all lighting fixtures in three warehouses reduce annual CO2 emissions by over 1,000 tons.


Today, all five of Glen Raven's domestic manufacturing centers are landfill free. By achieving landfill-free operations, more than 5.6 million pounds of various materials that would otherwise be sent to landfills are now recycled.


Sunbrella Renaissance furniture fabrics combine up to 50% post-industrial recycled Sunbrella fiber with virgin Sunbrella fiber to ensure excellent performance with minimal waste.


Our unique coloring process eliminates the harmful chemical effluents of conventional dyeing processes.


Through a revolutionary take-back program called “Recycle My Sunbrella,” Sunbrella provides a unique way for customers and consumers to send their Sunbrella fabrics back to be recycled.


Sunbrella Contract fabrics are certified by UL to GREENGUARD Gold standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage.


Glen Raven Custom Fabrics has evaluated all Sunbrella® Contract fabrics using the NSF/ANSI 336 Sustainability Assessment. In March 2012, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics became the first company to certify a product to this industry standard. Today, more than 50 selections have been independently certified to meet NSF/ANSI 336 Silver Level standards by UL Environment and will be promoted by the Facts certification program launched by The Association of Contract Textiles (ACT). The NSF/ANSI 336 Standard is a voluntary sustainability assessment tool that encompasses a range of environmental issues, including fiber sourcing, safety of materials, water conservation and water quality, energy, recycling practices, air quality in manufacturing, and social accountability. ACT recognized the need for the standard in 2003 and initiated a collaboration with GreenBlue for the framework and with NSF International as the standards-writing organization. NSF assembled more than 75 member organizations and stakeholders to ensure the creation of the multi-attribute standard which the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) published in March of 2011.


ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental. Management certifications demonstrate the long-term commitment that Sunbrella has made to provide exceptional products while recognizing environmental responsibilities.

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.

Health Product Declarations®

Sunbrella Contract understands the importance of clearly communicating the information you need. To enhance your designs, Health Product Declarations® are now provided for all Sunbrella Contract fabrics. Health Product Declarations for all Sunbrella Contract fabrics can be viewed in the Showroom.

Sunbrella Defiance Fabrics

Unlike traditional healthcare fabrics that are harsh and uninviting, Sunbrella Contract fabrics set just the right tone for a healthy attitude. With upbeat colors and soft, comforting textures, Sunbrella Contract fabrics are world renowned for their style and beauty. But that’s only half the story.

Thanks to Defiance® antimicrobial treatment, Sunbrella Contract fabrics raise the bar even higher. Using a single antimicrobial component, Defiance® not only inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, fungus and mildew, but also certifies Sunbrella Contract fabrics to be used in applications where normal fabrics aren’t allowed.

On top of it all, these welcoming fabrics are easy to clean, even with bleach. For detailed cleaning instructions, visit our cleaning page.