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Garden designer P. Allen Smith talks with Spooky Apple of Sunbrella Fabrics about the durability and flexibility of their ...
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Now, I want to show you something. I know you think I am crazy. I am going to take this red wine and I am going to spill it on this fabric. Watch this. See! Nothing happens. The fabric is fine and that is because of a new revolutionary process. It is making headlines in the world about outdoor furnishings. I have been testing out some of the Sunbrella fabrics in my garden and in the garden some of my design clients. So, I have spooky apple with the company to step into this studio and tell us a little bit more about this colorful yet stain and weather resistant fabric.
Sunbrella is actually made from fibers that are color saturated. That means the color is poured into a vat and it becomes an integral part of that fiber. So, when the fiber is created, its color through out. Think of a carrot or radish. If you take a cross section of a carrot, it is orange all the way through and that is Sunbrella. Where a radish is white on the inside that fabric was dyed or the fiber was dyed or the yarn was dyed. But you always have a white core. So, eventually, it will go back to that white core. With Sunbrella even if its color goes away, it is the same color throughout. So, it never fades
We have a vast array of fabrics, many colors. Our plant, we have to capability to both create the solid colors that are fruit-given to us and fiber or we can blend and create our own colors. We do warping which creates all these beautiful stripes and then of course we have a multitude of solids that you can choose use from. For years, Sunbrella was a marine fabric, then we were onin. Then we did casual furniture but now, we are doing interior furniture.
This is just as soft, it is supple, it will drape. It just makes you a beautiful curtain, it makes a bed skirt, you can use it in cushions outside. A lot of people are creating that outdoor room in this cocooning stage of America, they used the fabric to do drapes around their porch to create privacy, to block wind, and of course, they last. And also, because the color palette is so vast, you can let your outdoor room flow into the inside or vice versa. So many rooms in the past when you look it on outside area, the porch was an area in your family room or kitchen or whatever an area, but they did not go together. So, a lot of people kept blinds and they close it off and they completely separated one area of their home from the other. Now, with Sunbrella with all the beautiful sun rooms and all, you just throw the doors open and the colors go right through because you can use these same colors inside your house now with some of our residential furniture fabrics.
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