Meet our High-Performing Outdoor Fabrics

We demand a lot from our outdoor living areas, and the fabrics that fill them with vibrancy. They must exude the rich dimension and color of indoor furnishings, and they must retain that beauty, year after year, despite the rain, wind and blinding sun. High expectations, some might say, but we don’t think that’s asking too much. With Frontgate’s extensive collection of outdoor fabrics, you never have to compromise performance or style. Through partnerships with America’s finest textile mills, nearly all of our outdoor cushions, pillows, drapery and umbrellas are made with Sunbrella® or Outdura® fabrics. Engineered to last up to 10 times longer than conventional fabrics, these materials are made from 100% solution-dyed acrylic fibers. Because the coloring pigment and UV stabilizers are infused throughout the fiber, these ultra-durable fabrics resist fading, stains, mold and mildew, and when used in umbrellas and other shade structures, even offer an extra layer of protection against dangerous ultraviolet rays. So find the fabric that’s perfect for your look and lifestyle…and rest assured you’ll love the way it performs for many seasons to come.



Canvas Made from Sunbrella fabric, our outdoor canvas offers a smooth, flat-weave texture and the widest assortment of solid colors and Resort Stripes, including a fresh palette of Frontgate exclusives every year.

Linen This Sunbrella fabric is made to weather the outdoors, yet provides that breezy, lightweight linen texture that calls to us come summer.

Woven Jacquard Most of our patterned outdoor fabrics and some of our stripes are woven jacquard. Because the designs are woven into the fabric, rather than screen-printed, they retain their color and definition better over time.

Sailcloth Sailcloth from Sunbrella has a richer texture than canvas or linen and incorporates two yarn colors for a tweed-like weave. Our thickest outdoor fabric, it’s designed to endure yet never feels stiff. Several Sailcloth colors are Frontgate exclusives.

Woven Jacquard




Bouclé Replicating the nubby, uneven texture of this classic indoor upholstery, our bouclé fabric from Outdura has a soft, rich hand. Two-ply yarns add strength and durability, making the fabric more abrasion- and pill-resistant.

Sunbrella Rain An option for cushions in select outdoor seating collections, Sunbrella Rain is a revolutionary 100% waterproof fabric. By incorporating threads that actually expand when wet, the fabric locks out moisture. That means the rain rolls right off, and your cushions stay dry.

Twill Our twill fabric from Outdura has a smooth texture and feel similar to canvas, but has a twill weave that produces the characteristic diagonal lines often seen in menswear.


Dupione Imitating the beautiful striations of silk dupioni, our dupione fabric from Sunbrella is woven with horizontal ribs and varied yarn colors. It has an iniviting, soft hand and subtle sheen.

Sheer Used in our outdoor drapery, Sunbrella sheer fabrics provide diffused shade for outdoor rooms, and the fade-resistant construction won’t yellow in direct sunlight. Plus, they deliver 98% UV protection and have been awarded the Seal of Recommendation by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Faux leather This remarkable polyurethane fabric from Brisa has the soft, supple feel and luxurious grain of leather but is engineered for durability and breathability outdoors.

Faux Leather

Sheer fabric shown at right

Of course there’s no need to pick just one fabric for your outdoor furniture sets. Take a tip from interior design and incorporate multiple textures and tones to create impressive dimension and drama.