What types of fabric exist, and how to select the right ones.
A glossary of key terms to know when using fabric.
The material’s role in the structure’s performance makes the selection process especially important.
The key to selecting the proper fabric is knowing the function a banner or graphic element is to perform.
The word "photocatalyst" may be unfamiliar to you, but it is mentioned frequently in Japan's business media; it is now well known by most business people in Japan.
BCF has distinct advantages over mineral fibers like carbon, ceramic and glass fibers.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is an extremely popular material used in a wide variety of applications, including construction, industrial fabrics, filtration, medical products, food wraps, toys, and many others.
Manufactured in a wide range of forms, 3-D fabrics can be used for construction, soil retention or acoustic attenuation
Vinyl-coated cotton still has strong roots in the awning industry, where it’s well-adapted to its niche.
This article covers the issues of wicking, ultraviolet light and weathering, fungus and mildew, flame resistance, cleaning and fabric aesthetics when working with vinyl-coated polyester fabrics for architectural applications.
This article covers the performance properties of vinyl-coated polyester fabrics and their tensile strength, uniaxial and biaxial elongation, dimensional stability, tear strength, coating adhesion, and weldability and seam strength of architectural fabrics.
The fashion industry’s top designers dressed the runway with eye-catching, flirtatious colors and fabrics for their spring 2010 collections. Fashionistas were enamored with new trends, including neutral tones, metallic shades and all-American inspired pieces. Incorporate these fashion trends into shade solutions for your next outdoor design.
Fashion designers Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Rachel Roy adorned models with soft fabrics in neutral colors nude, blush and light peach.
Take this trend outside by creating an outdoor living space that features retractable awnings with neutral-color fabrics that complement the natural elements. Sunbrella® offers a line of performance awning fabrics, which includes several neutral-colored patterns. Sunbrella has a wide array of solids, stripes and patterns in various neutral tones.
Designers Jill Stuart, Derek Lam and Phillip Lim showcased flashy metallic dresses, skirts and accessories on the runway. Reflecting off the photographers’ flashes, the metallic outfits illuminated the show.
It’s easy to incorporate metallic-colored fabrics into any outdoor living space. Main Street® + awning fabric includes Bronze and Copper colors that shimmer in the sun.
American spirit was alive and well at the Alexander Wang and Anna Sui shows. All-American red, white and blue colors were combined with structure, stripes and fun.
Add a touch of timeless tradition to an outdoor space with classic stripes and bold colors offered from the Sunbrella® Mayfield Collection®. Cool, deep tones contrasted with light neutrals create the ideal Americana look. Learn more.
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