Fabrics in Makers incorporate the performance qualities of Sunbrella with authentic designs tied to generations of makers. The collection portrays the importance of preserving the conventional element of craft while advancing technologically. By combining new, experimental techniques with traditional style, the artisan fabrics are perfectly suited for both indoor and outdoor upholstery.
Exemplifying Sunbrella design innovation and technological advancements, jacquard pattern Adaption juxtaposes matte and shiny with PVC yarn. The pattern is reminiscent of hand-forged metal designs with a simple geometric pattern in tonal colors.
Midori is inspired by traditional Japanese Shibori dyeing. A process which involves folding, twisting or bunching fabric, binding it and then dyeing it, Shibori dyeing creates one-of-a-kind pieces, in which no pattern is the same. The Sunbrella design team recreated this look with modern weaving equipment, making the fabric look more primitive and handmade, while preserving Sunbrellla’s legendary performance.
A traditional menswear-inspired pattern, Paradigm pairs well with the contemporary patterns throughout the collection. Makers nurtures an inclusive community of makers, challenging them to create extraordinary spaces with the fabrics.
In addition to jacquard patterns, the collection adds new stripes and expands colorways for some of the company’s most trusted solids. A standout among the new stripe patterns is Artistry. Inspired by Mayan backstrap weaving, this fabric represents the custom woven pattern of vintage textiles. A new texture, Blend, is made of a heavier yarn for a soft, textured hand in a wide range of colors.
With dedication to the smallest details, the collection is rooted in a deep connection to a community of makers, like those on the Sunbrella design team. With a combined 145 years of experience in textile design, these makers live and breathe design. They collect inspiration from many different sources including travel, personal experiences, art and other forms of craft, weaving these inspirations into their textile designs.
The Makers Collection of Sunbrella fabrics is currently available to the manufacturing trade and will be at retail this fall. Like all Sunbrella fabrics, the textiles in Makers are easy to care for, fade proof and bleach cleanable.
Sunbrella, the flagship brand for Glen Raven, Inc, is a fabric recognized internationally for outstanding performance and durability. Long acknowledged as the leader for awnings, marine applications and casual furniture, Sunbrella brand fabrics are also growing in popularity for interior residential furniture and draperies, leading a trend in which consumers are demanding performance along with style and color. Through the use of jacquard weaving, unique yarn combinations and advanced fabric finishes, new Sunbrella fabrics offer the look and feel of luxurious high end interior fabrics, while retaining legendary performance characteristics. You can find Sunbrella fabrics featured on upholstered furniture from a growing list of the nation's top manufacturers, including Century, Henredon, Hickory Chair, Miles Talbott, Lee Industries, Brown Jordan, Summer Classics, Lane Venture and many others. Sunbrella fabrics are also available through decorative jobbers at leading design centers.In addition to Sunbrella brand fabrics, Glen Raven has marketing and licensing agreements with leading design and textiles marketing companies, including Donghia, Pindler, Kravet, CMI Rugs and Textillery throws. These relationships have resulted in a broader availability of performance fabrics, trims and consumer home furnishings that offer both beauty and performance. An in-house design team at Glen Raven is continuing to elevate the design sense and color richness of the Sunbrella brand, traveling around the globe in search of the latest trends. Glen Raven has also retained the services of internationally-recognized designers Joe Ruggiero and Richard Frinier, who have created their own collections for Sunbrella.Ruggiero, host of HGTV's Homes Across America, has created a Sunbrella collection of more than 200 patterns; Frinier, who gained national recognition as one of the country's most talented furniture designers after a distinguished career at Brown Jordan, is designing Sunbrella fabrics for his new furniture offerings for Century Furniture. Glen Raven Custom Fabrics operates a fully integrated vertical manufacturing facility in Anderson, South Carolina that is dedicated to developing state-of-the-art fabrics. With more than one million square feet of space, this operation includes yarn production, weaving, finishing, inspection and distribution. This depth and breadth of technical expertise and resources has enabled Glen Raven to create fabrics that are as performance oriented as they are beautiful. Glen Raven Custom Fabrics looks forward to a promising future. A focus on design excellence, combined with technical expertise, continues to drive the development of Sunbrella brand fabrics that are building on a long heritage of performance, quality and service.