A tropical environment is particularly taxing on fabrics. Sun and humidity do their best to fade and rot the fibres; however nothing beats sitting outside on a warm balmy evening . But to be comfortable you need good-looking cushions and seat pads.
Decortex Firenze uses new technology and a Moroccan-inspired design to weave their enormously popular In & Out collection. It is soft enough to use indoors, is perfect in sunny areas and very easily cleaned.
Les Toiles du Soleil commission Sunbrella to weave a selection of their designs in outdoor acrylic. Tough and sun resistant their extra width is very useful on many outdoor pieces such as day-beds.
We do notice that the best outdoor fabrics come from sunny places: Hertex Fabrics in Capetown, Textile Vilber in Valencia, Signature Prints in Sydney and Antoine Berengier on the French Riviera – all have lovely outdoor collections.