Our outdoor furniture is made from SUNBRELLA PLUS ® which is a performance material, originally designed for boats. Therefore SUNBRELLA PLUS ® is extremely waterproof, thanks to the acrylic coating on the backside (It is three times more water repellant than any other outdoor materials from Sunbrella). At the same time, SUNBRELLA PLUS ® is breathable, which prevents condensation and moisture. It has maximal resistance against mold because the acrylic coating contains a special fungus-killing mixture of saltwater.
SUNBRELLA PLUS ® is also UV resistant and the color fastness is an 8 on a scale from 1-10, where 10 is the best.
The material doesn’t need any other maintenance than simple cleaning. It is very easy to maintain, and most stains can be removed with water and mild soap. For more stubborn stains, bleach can be used, without fear of damaging the fabric or removing the color. One of the best ways to keep the fabric nice is to keep the deep cleaning by maintaining the fabric correctly. This can be done by brushing off the dirt, before it soaks in, and wiping off stains when they happen.
NOTE: When receiving your new outdoor products, you might experience light marks on the fabric surface. This is residue from the back coating of the fabric and is a part of the overall expression of the furniture. It will however fade out and disappear over time and when used regularly.
All products are produced in the EU
General Cleaning Instructions
- First, brush off loose dirt.
- Hose down fabric thoroughly. Water should be cold to lukewarm and never more than 100°F/38°C.
- Prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap (no detergents).
- Use a soft bristle brush to clean. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
- Be sure to rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
- Allow Sunbrella to air dry only. Never apply heat to Sunbrella fabrics.
See all Sunbrella cleaning videos here.
Deep or Stubborn Stain Cleaning
If stubborn stains or mildew persist, you can use a diluted chlorine bleach/soap mixture for spot cleaning of mildew or other similar stains. Protect the area around the Sunbrella fabric when using a bleach solution – bleach may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella thoroughly in order to completely remove bleach.
HAND WASH: Mix 4 ounces (1/2 cup) chlorine bleach with ¼ cup of mild soap and one gallon of water. Clean with a soft bristle brush. Allow mixture to soak into the fabric for up to 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed. Allow airing dry. Repeat if necessary.
For us, at TRIMM Copenhagen it is important that we can vouch for all stages and parts of our production and material selection.
Lately, there has been an increased focus on the use of perfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemistries, allowing higher water repellency on textiles. Among those thousands of different PFAS chemicals, few have been classified as harmful and are regulated around the world (PFOA, PFOS…). It is important to note that the finish applied to the textiles from our suppliers is not formulated with these regulated chemicals.
In Europe, a restriction of use on another PFAS (PFHxA) is under final REACH evaluation and should be applied by end 2025. Traces of such substance can be found within the finish on textiles from our supplier, that we use in TRIMM Copenhagen.
PFAS will be phased out
Although the textiles we use do not contain traces of any of the regulated chemicals, our suppliers have decided to gradually phase out PFAS chemicals entirely before the end of 2023.
This means that we at TRIMM Copenhagen can also phase out the use of PFAS completely during 2024, as our raw material stock is gradually replaced.
The changes will not mean a deterioration in the quality of the textiles, which will still have the same water-repellent and durable properties. At the same time, the high UV resistance in the textiles will also be unchanged. However, it can result in the textiles having a lower resistance to oil.
Name: Sunbrella Plus
Composition: 100% Acrylic
Finish: resin-based anti-fungi coating, water and UV resistant.
Abrasion resistance: No data
Lightfastness outdoor: 4-5
Color fastness UV ISO 105 B02: 7/8
Oil-repellent properties ISO 14419: 5/8
Schmerber ISO811: 1000 mm
Production country: France
Certification: meet EU regulation 2018/1513 not containing PFOA/PFOS
Sunbrella Plus® demonstration video
Video credit: Sunbrella
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For TRIMM Copenhagen, the choice of material is absolutely fundamental for product development and identity as a design company. In addition to going for high quality, priority is also given to materials with high durability and the possibility of using the material again and again for new purposes.
In recent years, TRIMM Copenhagen has also begun to choose materials that have had a life before or in some other way to have little or no harmful effects on the climate and the environment.