Decades before today’s green movement, Glen Raven, the manufacturer of Sunbrella fabrics, committed to exceeding industry benchmarks for environmental stewardship.
Sunbrella creates no waste water from dyeing. Its colouring process avoids harmful effluents associated with conventional dyeing, dramatically reducing water and energy consumption.
Sunbrella fabrics are extremely durable, with a serviceable life span two to ten times longer than conventional fabrics. Fabric awnings using Sunbrella reduce energy consumption. A recent study by the University of Minnesota illustrated that awnings made of Sunbrella fabrics reduce home cooling energy consumption by 10–60%, and peak cooling loads by as much as 40%, depending on geographic location.