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 fabrics -- some will be familiar, 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.
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Dickson is one of the leading manufacturers for awning, solar and indoor/outdoor fabrics.
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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 and recyclable.
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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.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Perennials makes fabrics in all types and for various applications, including:
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- Dog beds
- Velvet and embroidered velvet
- Solids, stripes, and prints
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New York-based Richloom fabric brands include:
- Better Homes & Gardens
- KAS Australia
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Since 1938, Robert Allen has been providing fabrics for the residential and hospitality markets. 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. 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.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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Waverly makes Sun N Shade fade-resistant, breathable, spun polyester fabric for casual outdoor living.