Robert Allen Contract introduces Sunbrella Contract fabrics
Patterns are first to meet Silver level compliance with NSF-ANSI 336 Sustainable Assessment Standard
MarineFabricatorMag.com | March 28, 2012
Taking advantage of new technology in the contract textile industry, Robert Allen Contract is bringing to market the first Sunbrella Contract collection. This group of outdoor fabrics debuts Sunbrella’s first contract-grade upholstery and is garnering sustainability kudos. Two patterns in the collection, Optima and St. Tropez, are the first to attain Silver level compliance with the NSF-ANSI 336 Sustainable Assessment Standard for Commercial Furnishing Fabrics, a new industry-accepted guideline developed by the Association of Contract Textiles (ACT) to provide common measurements and language for sustainability designations.
Jane Riback, design director for Robert Allen Contract, states “We are pleased to introduce an industry-first and show leadership in the area of sustainability with beautiful outdoor textiles for the contract market. We believe it is important to our customers to have a standard for environmental sustainability that they can feel confident about specifying.”
These designs are all bleach cleanable, recyclable, have enhanced UV performance, and prove their safety and credibility with a GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certification.
Polo Beach, Boca Linda, Fiesta Key, Marco Island, Optima and St. Tropez all passed extensive Double Rubs on the Wyzenbeek and are available in multiple colors.
Robert Allen Contract is a provider of coordinated fabric collections for the hospitality industry. Robert Allen Contract combines design with durable constructions that meet stringent contract industry standards. Robert Allen Contract has the capability to fabricate finished product including custom-designed finished bedding ensembles, window treatments and bath essentials.
For over 50 years Sunbrella has provided the world with beautiful, durable and easy-care fabrics available in thousands of styles, patterns and colors for wherever people live, work and play.