There are only a couple of places in the world making 100% solution dyed acrylic fabric. It is the most popular fabric for UV-protected marine applications. This material fits the bill for everything you need a fabric to be for awnings and umbrellas. It is mildew and water repellent. The colors are vibrant and will remain that way because the fibers are dyed before they are even spun into yarn! Liquid acrylic dye fully encases wool-like fiber becoming a new ‘super fiber’ which is woven into solution dyed acrylic canvas. The surface is completely uniform and has the ability to withstand harsh outdoor conditions that would make any other fabric fade. This fabric is also machine washable and breathable. We plan to carry many more options in the future, but for now we have a great limited time price on 9.5oz Beach Blue Outdura®. Outdura is the direct competitor of Sunbrella. We are huge fans of Outdura. They have stayed on top of perfecting their fabric to be the best at what they do. As usual, outdoor fabric samples are available!