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Fabric Showcase 2009

Fabric Showcase Casual Outdoor Fabrics

On the following 10 pages, Casual Living spotlights all that is new in performance fabrics for the coming year.

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Maco, left to right: Lichi in Sunshine; Dottie in Lagoon; Dottie in Emerald; and Acapulco Stripe in Sunshine. All constructed of 100% printed spun polyester.

Ranging from stripe designs and paisley patterns to animal prints and more, these fabric debuts not only display what is expected to be popular at the retail level, but, more importantly, the elegant and sophisticated direction the casual industry is headed.

We received so many entries for the showcase this issue that we could not possibly fit them all in, so feel free to visit our Web site's photo gallery for even more themed fabric features as well as a trim spotlight (casualliving.com, click on Photos, located on the top right of the homepage).

Each supplier's contact information can also be found on the site, under Current Issue.

Geometry Lesson

Though geometric patterns still fall behind florals and stripes when it comes to fabric sales, there is not a shortage of choices for consumers. Showcasing a range of shapes and patterns, geometric designs add contemporary flair and some fun style to the outdoors.


Tri Vantage. Collection: High Point. Pattern/Color: Hoopla in Kiwi. Construction: 100% Sunbrella acrylic.
Altizer & Co. Collection: Al Fresco. Pattern/Color: Stowe in Coral. Construction: Woven.

Bella-Dura. Collection: Watch Hill. Pattern/Color: Cabana in 4. Construction: 100% Bella-Dura jacquard.
Duralee. Collection: Pavilion Indoor/Outdoor Vol. II. Pattern/Color: 14964-344 in Desert. Construction: 100% Acrylic.

Brentano. Collection: Elements. Pattern/Color: Basketry in River Cane. Construction: 100% Polyethylene.
Richloom Fabrics Group. Collection: Solarium. Pattern: Cirque. Construction: 100% Spun polyester.

Sunbury for Gloster. Pattern/Color: Akita in Macaw. Exclusive to Gloster.
Swavelle Mill Creek. Collection: Tropix. Pattern/Color: Felton in Chili. Construction: 100% Spun poly.

Phifer. Collection: Phifertex. Pattern: Ashland. Construction/Description: 100% Marquesa for cushions; green fabric; 100% recyclable.
Sunbrella. Collection: December 2008. Pattern/Color: Junction in Oyster. Construction: 100% Sunbrella acrylic decorative jacquard.

Maco. Pattern/Color: Heddy in Sage. Construction: 100% Printed spun polyester.
DuraCord Textiles. Pattern: Watermark Spring. Construction: 100% DuraCord.

Sophisticated Stripes

Performance fabrics bearing stripes are still No. 1 in terms of best-selling patterns. This year, the designs take on a more preppy tone with plaids in the forefront. These fabrics coordinate well with a multitude of frames and finishes to make a perfect match since customization is key when decorating outdoors.

Cone. Pattern/Color: Boxwood Garden in Treasure. Construction: 61% Acrylic; 39% poly.

Duralee. Collection: Pavilion Indoor/Outdoor Vol. II. Pattern/Color: 14984-298 in Raspberry. Construction: 100% Acrylic
Texel North America. Collection: Vibrant. Pattern/Color: Saturn Stripe in Ocean. Construction: 100% UV-stabilized polypropylene

DuraCord Textiles. Pattern: Spring Bay. Construction: 100% DuraCord.
Diversitex. Collection: Outdoor SP '08. Pattern/Color: Stafford in Spa. Construction: Spun-poly duck

Para for Treasure Garden. Pattern: Newport Stripe. Construction/Description: 100% Solution-dyed acrylic, imported from Italy; exclusive to Treasure Garden.
Outdura by Shuford Mills. Collection: Shift Into Neutral. Pattern/Color: Nuance in Sisal. Construction: 100% Solution-dyed acrylic.

Tri Vantage. Collection: High Point. Pattern/Color: Francois in Redwood. Construction: 100% Sunbrella acrylic.
Texel North America. Collection: Vibrant. Pattern/Color: Chopstix in Aqua. Construction: 100% UV-stabilized polypropylene.

Para for Treasure Garden. Pattern: Garden Stripe. Construction/Description: 100% Solution-dyed acrylic, imported from Italy; exclusive to Treasure Garden.
Diversitex. Collection: Outdoor SP '08. Pattern/Color: Regatta in Cinnabar. Construction: Spun-poly duck.

Para for Treasure Garden. Pattern: Autumn Stripe. Construction/Description: 100% Solution-dyed acrylic, imported from Italy; exclusive to Treasure Garden.
Chella Textiles. Collection: Mulberry. Pattern/Color: Palazzo Stripe in Mulberry. Construction: 100% Solution-dyed acrylic.

DuraCord Textiles. Pattern: Hamptons. Construction: 100% DuraCord.
Tri Vantage. Collection: High Point. Pattern/Color: Limbo in Parakeet. Construction: 100% Sunbrella acrylic.

Twitchell. Collection: Bellezza. Pattern/Color: Ombre in Wedgewood. Construction: 100% Polyester.

Richloom Fabrics Group. Collection: Solarium. Pattern: Tux Stripe. Construction: 100% Spun polyester.

Paradise at Home

Tropical designs such as oversized leaves, florals and palm trees bring not only a slice of the Caribbean to the home, but also a sense of relaxation, tranquility and rest. With so many forgoing travel — instead opting for 'staycations' — these fabrics are a perfect complement when creating an outdoor oasis.

Bella-Dura. Collection: Watch Hill. Pattern/Color: Veranda in 5. Construction: 100% Bella-Dura jacquard.

Cone. Pattern/Color: Caledonia in Treasure. Construction: 66% Acrylic, 34% poly.

Outdura by Shuford Mills. Collection: Call of the Wild. Pattern/Color: Tribal in Sisal. Construction: 100% Solution-dyed acrylic.
Bella-Dura. Collection: Watch Hill. Pattern/Color: Seaside in 2. Construction: 100% Bella-Dura jacquard.
Richloom Fabrics Group. Collection: Solarium. Pattern: Palms. Construction: 100% Spun polyester.

Maco. Pattern/Color: Alanna in Avocado. Construction: 100% Printed spun polyester.
Sunbrella for Summer Classics. Pattern/Color: Hydrangea Trail in Red. Construction/Description: 100% Sunbrella acrylic; exclusive to Summer Classics.

Big Kahuna Fabrics. Pattern/Color: Mai Tai in Slate. Construction: 100% Cotton bark crepe.
Diversitex. Collection: Outdoor SP '08. Pattern/Color: Harvey in Spa. Construction: Spun-poly duck.
Better Homes and Gardens by Richloom Fabrics Group. Collection: Alfresco. Pattern/Color: Bahama in Coconut. Construction: 100% Spun polyester.
Big Kahuna Fabrics. Pattern/Color: Fern in Brown. Construction: 100% Cotton bark crepe.

Lush leaves

As the eco-friendly trend takes hold on home accents for the indoors and out, fabric suppliers are taking note, displaying plumes of lush foliage on this year's swatches. Always a favorite for outdoor fabrics, leaf patterns continue to tie-in outdoor living areas with natural surroundings.

Texel North America. Collection: Vibrant. Pattern/Color: Tropicana in Lake. Construction: 100% UV-stabilized polypropylene.

Cone. Pattern/Color: Atalaya in Sunray. Construction: 60% Acyrlic, 40% polyester.
Maco. Pattern/Color: Varina in Wasabi. Construction: 100% Printed spun polyester.

Sunbrella. Collection: December 2008. Pattern/Color: Julia in Lime. Construction: 100% Sunbrella acrylic decorative jacquard.
Duralee. Collection: Pavilion Indoor/Outdoor Vol. II. Pattern/Color: 14956-241 in Wisteria. Construction: 100% Acrylic.

Phifer. Collection: Phifertex. Pattern: Spring House. Construction/Description: 100% Marquesa for cushions; green fabric; 100% recyclable
Big Kahuna Fabrics. Pattern/Color: Kekona in Aqua. Construction: 100% Cotton bark crepe.

Bella-Dura. Collection: Watch Hill. Pattern/Color: Hillside in 4. Construction: 100% Bella-Dura jacquard.
Sunbrella for Summer Classics. Pattern: Aralia Garden. Construction/Description: 100% Sunbrella acrylic; exclusive to Summer Classics.

Richloom Fabrics Group. Collection: Solarium. Pattern/Color: Lively in Peppercorn. Construction: Poly/olefin blend.
Twitchell. Collection: Bellezza. Pattern/Color: Wheeler in Heather. Construction: 100% Polyester.

Black, white & classy all over

Black and white colors impose a striking combination for the home, achieving a look that promises never to go out of style. The color palette for outdoor furnishings provides a more modern silhouette, often defined as classic, timeless and sophisticated.

Duralee. Collection: Pavilion Indoor/Outdoor Vol. II. Pattern/Color: 14963-295 in Black/White. Construction: 100% Acrylic.

Sunbrella for Summer Classics. Pattern/Color: Mecca in Onyx. Construction/Description: 100% Sunbrella acrylic; exclusive to Summer Classics.
Bella-Dura. Collection: Coronado. Pattern/Color: Atrium in 5. Construction: 100% Bella-Dura jacquard

Duralee. Collection: Pavilion Indoor/Outdoor Vol. II. Pattern/Color: 14962-295 in Black/White. Construction: 100% Acrylic.
Texel North America. Collection: Vibrant. Pattern/Color: Hennesey in Zebra. Construction: 100% UV-stabilized polypropylene.

Tri Vantage. Collection: High Point. Pattern/ Color: Legacy in Onyx. Construction: 100% Sunbrella acrylic.

Diversitex. Collection: Outdoor SP '08. Pattern/Color: Loomis in Graphite. Construction: Spun poly duck.

J. Ennis Fabrics. Collection: Novelties Exotic Hides. Pattern/Color: Steer Hide in Angus. Construction: 100% Polyurethane.

Elegance, scrolled

With a more feminine touch, fabrics displaying scroll design bring forth a more sophisticated style. Often highlighted by a medallion pattern as well, the ornate style of these fabrics can be perfect for furnishing both a larger outdoor living space or a smaller, elegant urban-scape.

Sunbrella for Summer Classics. Pattern/Color: Lerouz in Toffee. Construction/Description: 100% Sunbrella fabric; exclusive to Summer Classics

Altizer & Co. Collection: Al Fresco. Pattern/Color: Wiltshire in Linen. Construction: Woven.
Twitchell. Collection: Bellezza. Pattern/Color: Mckinney in Scarlet. Construction: 100% Polyester.

Twitchell. Collection: Fabric by Demand. Pattern/Color: Hamilton in Safari. Construction: 50% PVC, 50% olefin.
Twitchell. Collection: Bellezza. Pattern/Color: Cooper in Hickory. Construction: 100% Polyester.

Texel North America. Collection: Vibrant. Pattern/Color: Ashworth in Julip. Construction: 100% UV-stabilized polypropylene.
Maco. Pattern/Color: Latasha in Charcoal. Construction: 100% Printed spun polyester.

Bella-Dura. Collection: Costa Brava. Pattern/Color: Adora in 5. Construction: 100% Bella-Dura jacquard.

Femme florals

Gone are traditional floral patterns highlighting close-up blooms. Flowers today are softened on fabrics, portraying a more feminine style in a color palette that is toned down as well. Shades of blue and purple are highlighted, while red and black give a nod to classic style.

Chella Textiles. Collection: Mulberry. Pattern/Color: Aretha in Lichen Mulberry. Construction: 100% Solution-dyed acrylic.

Tri Vantage. Collection: High Point. Pattern/Color: Leonardo in Clay. Construction: 100% Sunbrella acrylic.
Sunbrella. Collection: December 2008. Pattern/Color: Flower Show in Lilac. Construction: 100% Sunbrella acrylic decorative jacquard.

Victor. Collection: Terrazzo. Pattern/Color: Fiore in Tangerine. Construction: 51% acrylic, 49% polyester.
Victor for Gloster. Collection: Terrazo. Pattern/Color: Milan in Navy. Construction/Description: 51% acrylic, 49% polyester; exclusive to Gloster.

Sunbrella. Collection: December 2008. Pattern/Color: Babe in Sky. Construction: 100% Sunbrella acrylic decorative jacquard
Duralee. Collection: Pavilion Indoor/Outdoor Vol. II. Pattern/Color: 14978-144 in Black/Beige. Construction: 100% Acrylic.

Maco. Pattern/Color: Augusta in Woodsmoke. Construction: 100% Printed spun polyester.
Big Kahuna Fabrics. Pattern/Color: Plumeria Bloom in Red. Construction: 100% Cotton bark crepe.

Wild Thing

Animals prints are in the forefront, this time bringing a more funky style to outdoor fabrics. In traditional colors like black and white and shades of brown, the patterns are unmistakably fresh and fun, bringing forth a different interpretation of 'au naturel.'


Tri Vantage. Collection: High Point. Pattern/Color: Cheetah in Safari. Construction: 100% Sunbrella acrylic

Swavelle Mill Creek. Collection: Tropix. Pattern/Color: Swahili in Shadow. Construction: 100% Spun poly.
J. Ennis Fabrics. Collection: Novelties Exotic Hides. Pattern/Color: Steer Hide in Ayrshire. Construction: 100% Polyurethane

Para for Treasure Garden. Pattern: Safari Stripe. Construction/Description: 100% solution-dyed acrylic; imported from Italy; exclusive to Treasure Garden.
Phifer. Collection: Phifertex. Pattern: Bankongo. Construction/Description: 100% Marquesa for cushions; green fabric; 100% recyclable.

Tri Vantage. Collection: High Point. Pattern/Color: Nile in Fossil. Construction: 100% Sunbrella acrylic.

Paisley Panache

Botanical motifs have long been popular in the performance fabric realm and today the design is punched up and perfected with the onslaught of paisley designs. Fabrics displaying the twisted teardrops reveal a slightly more elegant look for the outdoors, whatever the color backdrop may be. Bringing to mind royal style, the paisley exudes certain sophistication, lending these fabrics a luxe look.

Richloom Fabrics Group. Collection: Solarium. Pattern/Color: Lunita in Spice. Construction: Poly/olefin blend.

Swavelle Mill Creek. Collection: Tropix. Pattern/Color: Ascona in Graphite. Construction: 100% Spun poly.

Tri Vantage. Collection: High Point. Pattern/Color: Bangladesh in Stratosphere. Construction: 100% Sunbrella acrylic

Texel North America. Collection: Vibrant. Pattern/Color: Provincale in Aqua. Construction: 100% UV-stabilized polypropylene.
Phifer. Collection: Phifertex. Pattern: Marrakesh. Construction/Description: 100% Marquesa for cushions; green fabric; 100% recyclable.

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