Sunbrella® Awning Marine Fabric for Retractable Awnings, Shades, and Umbrellas

Awning Stars is proud to offer some of the best and most popular shade fabrics in the world.

One of the most recognizable names in the industry is Sunbrella®. Architects have used Sunbrella® fabrics in their designs for years due to the rich colors, styles, and textures. Sunbrella® fabrics have helped pave the way for some of the most creative and innovative shade products, including beautiful Retractable Awnings, Retractable Roof Systems for Pergolas and outdoor kitchens, Giant Offset Umbrellas for homes and businesses, Solar Shades, and much more.

Consumers can benefit by having the ability to purchase high quality Shade Products that integrate into their home or Business by matching any style or décor.

Here are some great features and benefits of Sunbrella® Shade Fabrics:

UV / Fade Resistant

The fibers of Sunbrella® Solution dyed Acrylic fabrics are saturated with highly UV stable pigments.The performance characteristics are built into the fabric, not applied later on.

 Mold / Mildew Resistant

Because of nature of the base fibers, Sunbrella® fabrics are higly mold and mildew resistant.It is a man-made product unlike canvas, which is made from cotton that can hold moisture and dirt.

Bleach Cleanable

To remove stubborn stains, cleaners such as Bleach can even be used without ruining the material due to the fact that the color goes to the core of the fibers during manufacturing assuring that they won’t wash off.

Sun Protection

Shade products made with Sunbrella® fabrics provide protection from harmful UV rays and Sun.Sunbrella® performance fabrics have been awarded the Seal of Recommendation by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Breathable Comfort

Sunbrella® Shade Fabrics are woven acrylic and are breathable, therefore allowing air to pass through them.This creates a comfortable living space below.

A little bit more about the Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal of approval- this is an excerpt taken from Furniture Today 2005 article:

Sunbrella performance fabrics have been awarded the Seal of Recommendation by the Skin Cancer Foundation, an international organization dedicated to the prevention of skin cancer.

Glen Raven, which manufactures Sunbrella fabrics, also has become a member of the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Corporate Council.

“The public’s awareness of the risks of sun exposure and the connection with skin cancer is growing every year,” said Dr. Perry Robins, president of the Skin Cancer Foundation (, which has awarded its seal to more than 380 products.

“When consumers purchase products that carry our Seal of Recommendation, they can be confident that they are getting a safe and effective sun protection product,” he said.

To earn the seal, a manufacturer must prove to a committee of experts that its product sufficiently and safely “aids in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin.”

Sunbrella awning and furniture fabrics met the foundation’s standards for Ultraviolet Protection Factor, a measure of the ultraviolet light passing through the fabric.

“Consumers have long selected awnings, umbrellas and boat tops made from Sunbrella fabrics because of the protection they provide,” said Harry Gobble, director of marketing for Glen Raven. “With the (seal) … consumers are now assured that an independent organization has documented the level of sun protection.”

Living in Florida can expose you to vast amounts of Sun and UV radiation. Therefore, it is always a good idea to wear plenty of sunscreen while outdoors and to seek shade when you can.

Awning Stars is a South Florida based company, so we know how important quality shade is for your home or business.

Contact us at (561) 228-8771 for more information on how one of our shade products can not only protect you from the sun, but also provide a comfortable cool space for you to enjoy!