Designer Richard Frinier creates Sunbrella fabrics with recycled content
Marine Fabricator | July 2013
Sunbrella fabrics featuring recycled content continue to expand with the latest addition from internationally acclaimed home-furnishings designer Richard Frinier. His newest creation for Sunbrella, “Origins,” takes advantage of the rich surface texture and mottled color in ways that are making Sunbrella Renaissance fabrics increasingly popular with the design trade and consumers.
“We are living in a time when people are more interested than ever in reducing our carbon footprint,” Frinier said. “As a designer, it is important to design what comes next while also being mindful of what came before. Renaissance yarns provide a wonderful material for incorporating the lineage of the past of Sunbrella fabrics with the look and texture that is sought after today.”
The Sunbrella Renaissance family of recycled offerings made with post-industrial content began several years ago with braided rugs and has expanded into upholstery and awning fabrics.