If you start to research outdoor fabrics, you will quickly discover the variety of colors, textures, prints, and brands available. Learn about some of the top names and manufacturers of outdoor and water-resistant fabrics. Some will be familiar, and a few may be new names that you will want to learn more about if you're working on an outdoor cushion or pillow project or need to make curtains, drapes, an overhead cover, or an umbrella replacement cover.
We've uncovered some of the best brands and manufacturers of indoor/outdoor fabrics. Brands are presented in alphabetical order.
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Bella-Dura was introduced in 2005 by Wearbest Sil-Tex Mills in Garfield, New Jersey. All yards are sourced, dyed, and finished in the United States. The fabric is stain-resistant and water repellent, too.
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What started out as a family upholstery shop in 1952, grew in another direction and Charlotte Fabrics was born. They now offer over 9,000 different fabrics, including a number of outdoor fabrics in different colors, textures, and styles.
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Covington Fabrics has been around since 1940, providing indoor and outdoor fabrics for upholstery, drapery, and bedding in a wide selection of solids, prints, and materials. They offer outdoor fabrics that are fade-, stain-, fire- and water-resistant.
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Dickson is one of the leading manufacturers for awning, solar, and indoor/outdoor fabrics. They offer UV-resistant, water-resistant, and stain-resistant fabrics.Continue to 5 of 17 below.
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Made by Glen Raven, Inc., Firesist® awning fabric combines flame-retardant performance and UV resistance for outdoor awnings, canopies, and shades. It's also weather-resistant, which includes both UV and water, and is recyclable.
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Greenhouse Fabrics is located in the Carolinas and offers fabrics for both inside and outside your home. Their InsideOut Fabrics are an all-in-one performance fabric that is flame-resistant and stain-resistant and can handle any weather, in or out.
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Since 1983, Holly Hunt has been a name in the design world, growing from fabric to home accessories and furnishings. Hunt's The Great Outdoors offers an extensive collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics in a variety of prints, patterns, solids, materials, and textures. Their outdoor fabrics are stocked with a stain repellant finish.
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Kravet Soleil features indoor/outdoor fabrics in a variety of fibers, textures, prints, patterns, solids, and stripes. Kravet's Smart Ripples Julep (pictures) is an indoor/outdoor fabric that is 100 percent polyester. Check their fabric specs out as some are flame retardant.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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Osborne & Little
Among other fabric-related products, Osborne & Little produces several lines of stylish outdoor fabrics in prints, textures, and solids. Kerkyra (pictured) is from the Ionia outdoor/indoor fabric line. They offer flame-retardant and stain-resistant fabrics.
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A part of the Sattler group and headquartered in Austria, Outdura makes solution-dyed acrylic fabric, among other products. Gypsy in crimson (pictured) is a jacquard fabric from Outdura's Ovation line. The Outdura fabric is not only UV fade-resistant, but both abrasion and water-resistant, too.
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Perennials make fabrics in all types and for various applications, including:
- Dog beds
- Velvet and embroidered velvet
- Solids, stripes, and prints
Their 900+ selection of fabrics are fade-resistant, mildew and mold resistant, and bleach-cleanable.
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New York-based Richloom fabric brands include:
- Better Homes & Gardens
- KAS Australia
Check fabric specifications to see which ones are stain-resistant, water-resistant, and UV fade resistant.
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RM COCO is located in Cape Girardeau, MO, and has decorative fabrics for interior and exterior furnishings, draperies, awnings, and more. Their outdoor fabrics include such features as: water repellent, fire-resistant, and stain-resistant, and come in tropical, geometric, stripes, solids, and many others.
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Since 1938, Robert Allen has been providing fabrics for the residential and hospitality markets. Some of their fabrics are water-resistant and/or stain-resistant, make sure to check specifications if this is a requirement for you. The Robert Allen collection includes:
- Beacon Hill
- Robert Allen@Home
- Robert Allen
- Robert Allen Contract
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Sunbrella is probably the most well-known outdoor fabric brand. Their fabrics are UV and fade resistant, mold and mildew resistant, bleach cleanable, and water-resistant. Applications include:
- Marine seating
- Marine top
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The lifestyle brand lets you do-it-yourselfers escape to far-off islands with its line of tropical-themed outdoor fabrics. Hawaiian Holidays Outdoor in Swaying Palms (coal), is one of the brand's retro prints. Coordinates in prints, solids, and stripes are also available.
Their outdoor fabrics are stain-resistant, and oil and water repellant, too. Always check to ensure the fabric you're getting has these features if you need them.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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Since 1923, Waverly has been making all types of fabrics for upholstery, draperies, and more. Waverly also makes Sun N Shade fade-resistant, breathable, spun polyester fabric for casual outdoor living.