How does Sunbrella fabric lock in color?

Sunbrella is not dyed in the conventional sense (which is a common misperception). In fact, we do not use dyes at all. Highly UV resistant pigments are mixed with Sunbrella fibers in a liquid state prior to extrusion. Fiber is then cut, baled, blended, spun into yarn and woven into fabric.

Here’s a simple analogy that should point out the difference: conventional dyeing is like a radish in that the color is on the outside, but not on the inside. Cut a radish and you’ll find an outer red skin, but an inner white core. Sunbrella is like a carrot. If you cut a carrot, it’s orange all the way through.

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