Outdoor Lifestyle is committed to the environment

Outdoor Lifestyle is committed to the environment

Outdoor Lifestyle works with Sunbrella products rooted in sustainability in the production of the fibers, yarns and fabrics. The attention to quality ensures that you get a product that lasts longer and needs to be replaced less often, ultimately reducing waste. In all the markets they serve, Sunbrella products retain their color and strength, outperforming traditional fabrics.

Sunbrella is the flagship product of parent company Glen Raven, a 138-year-old family business based in North Carolina with operations at home and abroad. Glen Raven specializes in innovative solutions in solar, marine, furniture, protection, defense and geosynthetics. Outdoor Lifestyle enjoys making their All weather outdoor sofas from Sunbrella fabrics.

Transform textile waste into sustainable new fabric with the Sunbrella Renaissance program.
Manufacturing fabric through its final use often produces residual fibers, yarns and fabric, both from Sunbrella’s production facilities and from our upholsterer’s cutting table. Sunbrella took on the challenge of giving this waste a new function – and the Renaissance yarn program was born.

Renaissance yarn
Renaissance yarns combine up to 50% of this post-industrial recycled Sunbrella fiber. The waste is divided into color groups, reduced to the fibers and then blended with Sunbrella pure fiber before returning through the fabric manufacturing process. The fiber blend ensures that the product meets stringent Sunbrella performance standards.

Unique character
Sunbrella Renaissance yarns sometimes create a natural variation of shades or hues thanks to their unique composition, which adds to the visual interest of the fabric. The result is a textile with vintage charm, deep colors, a soft feel and great performance

Recycle my Sunbrella
Save the waste of Sunbrella fabrics from landfills with the Recycle My Sunbrella program.
For more than 25 years, Sunbrella has been recycling acrylic production waste and delivering it to our partners who convert the materials into industrial products such as felt, automotive insulation and filtration.
In 2010, they started the Recycle My Sunbrella program, which allows household users to participate in the recycling process. This is a special “return” program. An alternative to throwing away fabric scraps, awning covers, boat covers and upholstery textiles. Since the program began, business partners and homeowners have recycled more than 270,000 pounds of fabric.

Sunbrella initiatives:
*zero waste to landfill
No Sunbrella factory in the world sends waste to a landfill. Thanks to their focus on efficiency and extensive effort on reuse and recycling, Sunbrella can lead by example by putting sustainability into practice every day around the world. Outdoor Lifestyle is proud to collaborate on such a sustainable product.

*Solar power
Sunbrella owns and operates solar panels at its plant in Anderson, SC and Norlina, NC, which collectively generate 1.5 megawatts of energy and are capable of producing enough energy to power more than 150 homes.

*Reduction of wastewater
The unique dyeing process not only makes Sunbrella fabric colorfast, but saves more water than conventional dyeing processes.

*Less waste
Because Sunbrella fabrics last much longer than traditional fabrics, they ultimately create less waste than fabrics that need to be replaced more frequently due to fading or loss of strength.

GREENGUARD Gold Certification
Sunbrella upholstery fabric has achieved GREENGUARD Gold certification for its contribution to healthy indoor air quality.

Sun protection
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends certain Sunbrella fabrics, along with regular use of sunscreen, as a complete sun protection ritual to prevent the sun from damaging the skin.

Facts Silver certified
More than 100 patterns in the Sunbrella Contract upholstery fabric line, including those with Defiance treatment, have been independently certified to meet the NSF/ANSI 336 Standard Silver level by UL-Environment, a multi-attribute sustainability standard for Contract fabrics.

ISO 14001
Sunbrella’s facilities are third-party audited to comply with ISO 14001 for environmental management, an international standard for organizations to reduce their environmental impact.

WAIT Program
They understand the importance of preserving the natural environment. The Anderson, SC facility participates in the WAIT (Wildlife and Industry Together) wildlife and industry program to conserve plant and animal life around the facility. In addition, Sunbrella employees get involved in preserving nature and their facilities by planting trees, restoring habitats, cleaning highways that are part of Adopt-A-Highway and planting gardens.

View Outdoor Lifestyle’s projects here

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