Sunbrella fabric is engineered with the environment in mind. The brand's dyeing process avoids harmful effluents and dramatically reduces water and energy consumption when compared to other conventional fabrics. Usually dyes are added to the surface of a fabric but the technique Sunbrella uses penetrates fabrics all the way to the core, guaranteeing years of vibrant, fade-resistant fabrics. This unique coloring technique plays an important role in the fabric's high UV rating. Sunbrella fabrics have a UV rating ranging from 800 to 2200 hours. The UV rating defines the number of hours the fabric is protected from sun exposure. Sunbrella fabric has a higher rating than average outdoor printed/woven polyester and printed acrylic fabrics ranging from 500-750 light hours.
Secondly, the technique engineers use to dye Sunbrella fabric is GREENGUARD certified to have low emissions to indoor air quality. This means that the fabric will not negatively affect the air in your home. The unique dyeing process is not only easy on the environment but it also ensures that the colors are everlasting and easy to clean. To clean Sunbrella fabric all you need to do is use soapy water and a soft bristle brush.
To show that Sunbrella stands behind its products the brand offers worry-free warranties. The fabric includes a 5-year limited
warranty. The warranty protects against the fabric becoming unserviceable due to color or strength loss from normal usage and exposure to conditions, including sunlight, mildew and atmospheric chemicals.
Sunbrella fabric is not just for long-lasting style and design. The fabric is UV-protected and has the ability to aid in sun damage prevention. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends Sunbrella fabric to assist in protecting against sun damage to the skin. However, please remember that it is meant to be an additional measure to prevent sun damage and it is still important to use sunscreen and other means of protection from the sun.
In summary, the benefits and eco-conscious engineering of Sunbrella fabric make the investment in your furniture or home decor piece well worth the venture.