It is a common misconception that you can leave outdoor fabric exposed to the elements and they will last long term... this is simply not the case. Outdoor fabrics are classified simply because they are more durable and will last longer than standard fabrics outdoors.
We manufacture using 3 different fabrics - these are detailed below.
- 100% POLYESTER (Premium 340gsm)
A hard wearing fabric for outdoor use. Being 100% polyester mean our prints will be brighter with this fabric. 340gsm white base polyester. This is our original fabric and feels very much like an outdoor fabric.
- 100% POLYESTER (Platinum 450gsm)
My personal favorite. A thick high quality white polyester fabric. This base fabric has a slightly textured feel and is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Please note we use this fabric for both indoor and outdoor cushions - our outdoor covers are UV treated.
- POLY-COTTON FABRIC
A 340 gsm white base polyester cotton mix. This fabric has a cotton/linen feel and would be considered a premium fabric. Suitable for covered outdoor areas and also great for indoor use. This fabric will not print as "bright" as 100% polyester fabric due to the cotton component. A personal favorite it has a more contemporary feel and great for both indoor and outdoor use.
- DIAMOND POLYESTER
Perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. This fabric is a PLUSH Feel Premium Quality 100% Polyester Fabric. Being 100% Polyester enables us to print bright colours. This is a soft feeling plush fabric and would be suitable for any indoor area including bedrooms.
COMMON QUESTIONS REGARDING OUR FABRIC
- Can I use your fabrics outdoors? The simple answer is yes. All of our fabrics are sourced as outdoor fabrics but this does not mean they can be exposed to the sun. They are all premium outdoor fabrics but we recommend only using them in covered outdoor areas.
- Are your covers UV treated? We do UV treat most of the covers. We used to UV treat ALL of our covers but found that not everyone wanted covers treated. The UV treatment lasts a limited number of time so its best to store covers when not in use.
- Why do you not treat all covers? Our business is built on creating a large number of designs and continually introducing new designs. To undertake UV treatment requires a large volume of prints per design... this would limit how many designs we could offer our customers. The UV treatment does breakdown in time so we made the decision to treat some designs, not others.