FABRICS FAQ : outdoor fabrics


Brentano's outdoor fabrics must resist ultraviolet disintegration, sustain condensation and humidity, remain colorfast to prolonged exposure, and resist the growth of bacteria and fungus. For more information on testing of these categories, please see Outdoor Tests .


Many outdoor textiles are made out of acrylic fibers. However, due to designer and customer demand for more flexible colors as well as commercial fire code and abrasion requirements, manufacturers have developed other polymer yarns to meet outdoor application demands.

The new polymer yarns include polyester and polypropylene fibers. These fibers have higher resistance to hydrolysis and ultraviolet exposure; thus, an increasing number of outdoor fabrics are made out of polyester and polypropylene.


Yes. Both solution dyed and package dyed outdoor textiles can be treated to pass fire codes.


8129 Archipelago CONTENTS: 100% Bella-Dura Solution-Dyed Polyolefin
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Kei
02
Elaphiti
03
Antilles
04
Lau
05
Balleny
06
Cayman
07
Canary
08
Zanzibar
09
Palau
10
Faroe
11
Azores
12
Nicobar
13
Aleutian
14
Lofoten
6106 Calypso CONTENTS: 100% Solution-Dyed Polyester
01
Archipelago
03
Banana Boat
04
Beachcomber
05
Caribbean Sea
06
Hibiscus
07
Blue Lagoon
6115 Campagne CONTENTS: 100% Solution-Dyed Polyester
01
Candytuft
02
Honeysuckle
03
Nigella
04
Barley
05
Firethorn
06
Willowherb
07
Chicory
09
Smoke Tree
10
Baptisia
1200 Element CONTENTS: 100% Solution-Dyed Polyolefin
01
Aether
02
Fauna
03
Metal
04
Flora
05
Flame
06
Water
07
Wood
08
Heat
09
Night Sky
10
Earth
5808 Glaze CONTENTS: 67% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Acrylic, 33% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Polyester
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Bisque
02
Eucalyptus
03
Peach Bloom
04
Teadust
05
Crystalline
06
Cobalt
07
Mazarine
08
Ash
6102 Hula CONTENTS: 100% Solution-Dyed Polyester
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Ukulele
02
Jasmine
04
Gentle Waves
05
Plumeria
06
Grass Skirt
07
Rhythm Sticks
08
Lei
09
Luau
10
Deep Water
5812 Isla CONTENTS: 67% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Acrylic, 33% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Polyester
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Olas
02
Bahía
03
Sol
04
Laguna
05
Vista
06
Ocaso
07
Mar
1202 Keys CONTENTS: 100% Solution-Dyed Polypropylene
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Sugarloaf
02
Pigeon
03
Summerland
04
Fiesta
05
Little Duck
06
Wisteria
07
Sands
08
Fat Deer
09
Shark
10
Largo
11
Big Torch
12
Rockland
13
Islandia
14
Knight
6440 Lakefront CONTENTS: 100% Solution-Dyed Acrylic
03
Spruce
05
Redwood
5820 Latitude CONTENTS: 100% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Acrylic
01
Antarctic
02
Tropic
03
Capricorn
04
Equator
5818 Longitude CONTENTS: 44% PVC, 42% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Acrylic, 14% Polyester
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North Pole
02
Hemisphere
03
Meridian
04
Zenith
5803 Majalis CONTENTS: 67% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Acrylic, 33% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Polyester
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Cardamom
02
Senna
03
Cloves
04
Alfalfa
05
Baharat
06
Indigo
07
Arabica
5800 Numayla CONTENTS: 79% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Acrylic, 20% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Recycled Acrylic, 1% Other Fiber
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Almond
02
Shaybah
03
Cumin
04
Henna
05
Juniper Berry
06
Globe Thistle
07
Date Palm
08
Black Pepper
6110 Parterre CONTENTS: 100% Solution-Dyed Polyester
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Statuary
02
Orangerie
03
Allée
04
Fountain
05
Grotto
06
Pathway
07
Cascade
5814 Peninsula CONTENTS: 98% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Acrylic (28% Recycled Content), 2% Other Fibers
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Chalk
02
Harbor
03
Coastline
04
Beach
05
Cliff
06
Cedar
07
Inlet
5827 Pinnacle CONTENTS: 67% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Acrylic, 33% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Polyester
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Icicle
02
Dart
03
Conifer
04
Crystal
05
Arrow
06
Spire
07
Volcano
08
Sabre
5822 Raku CONTENTS: 73% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Acrylic, 27% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Polyester
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White Crackle
02
Fire
03
Smoky Blue
04
Caribbean
05
Copper Patina
06
Smoke
07
Charcoal
08
Bluebell
5829 Ray CONTENTS: 100% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Acrylic
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Harmony
02
Divine
03
Mellow
04
Dreamer
05
Wisdom
06
Stormy
07
Joy
08
Serenity
09
Mysterious
8127 Rodez CONTENTS: 100% Bella-Dura Solution-Dyed Polyolefin
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Roman Ruins
02
Cobblestone
03
Half-Timber
04
Southern Sun
05
Poppies
06
Cypress
07
Aveyron
08
Slate Tiles
09
Occitania
6410 Seaside CONTENTS: 100% Solution-Dyed Acrylic
02
Sand Dune
03
Tidal Pool
5815 Solstice CONTENTS: 73% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Acrylic, 27% Sunbrella Solution-Dyed Polyester
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Aries
02
Serpent
03
Chameleon
04
Vega
05
Perseus
06
Pisces
07
Centaurus
8135 Tombolo CONTENTS: 100% Bella-Dura Solution-Dyed Polyolefin
01
Portland
02
Silver Strand
03
Nissi Beach
04
Gran Canaria
05
Adam's Bridge
06
Fingal Bay
07
Biddeford Pool
08
Cádiz
09
Miquelon
10
Gibraltar
11
Quiberon
6105 Zinnia CONTENTS: 100% Solution-Dyed Polyester
02
Sunshine
03
Art Deco
04
Aztec
05
State Fair
06
Peppermint Stick
07
Profusion
08
Zowie
09
Sunbow