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Two Lively Fabrics Fit for Commercial Applications

Sunbrella offers a fluorine-free contract textile while Sina Pearson draws on her Nordic heritage for a new commercial collection.

Going for Gold

Commercial fabric made with Sunbrella’s Assure technology is water-repellent, stain-resistant, and cleanable without the usual use of fluorine. Designers can easily specify the eco-friendly, non-PFA alternative by looking for its certification by third-party nonprofit Clean Production Action. The group’s GreenScreen Bronze label indicates that the fabric chemistry is safe for health-care applications. Assure, available for most of Sunbrella’s contract textiles, is also Healthier Hospitals Initiative–compliant as well as certified Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX and GREENGUARD Gold.


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geometric fabric samples

 Looming Large 

A new contract fabric collection by Sina Pearson, the grande dame of textile design, draws on her Nordic heritage. Scandinavia 2.0 features colorful and uplifting geometric motifs tied to memories of Pearson’s “family and travel in the Nordic countries,” she says. The lively patterns have such names as Sweater, Tivoli, and Lapland. They feature polyester yarns in seven or nine different colors woven into durable, bleach-cleanable fabrics that can withstand up to 100,000 double rubs. 


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