Sunbrella debuted as an alternative to cotton, the most popular awning fabric the time. Sunbrella, a fabric made of acrylic fibers with pigmentation added prior to extrusion, offered the rich look and feel of cotton, but did not fade or degrade. Even in the brightest sun, Sunbrella offered years of carefree service with a warranty that was unheard of in the marketplace. A product so drastically different from anything else available, Sunbrella grew to be trusted as the awning fabric that was guaranteed against the elements.
Blending the line between
indoor and outdoor
Already a recognizable name in performance fabrics in the awning market, in the mid 1970s boaters soon discovered the good looks and durability of Sunbrella fabrics for boat tops, sail covers, and marine upholstery. With its durable and easy-cleaning properties, it was a natural fit to meet marine needs. Around the world today, Sunbrella is the No. 1 fabric choice for power boaters and sailors, enjoying universal name recognition synonymous with quality and durability.