Phifer’s GeoBella® line of outdoor fabrics is made of 100% olefin, a synthetic fiber that is rugged enough to stand up to the wear and tear of the elements and stay beautiful, even after years of enjoyment. High quality outdoor fabric isn’t cheap, and there’s nothing worse than spending a lot of money on fabric that doesn’t hold up and needs to be replaced next season. GeoBella durability factors include the fabric’s strength, colorfastness, and abrasion resistance.
A healthy environment starts at home. More than ever, we’re aware of how our buying choices affect the health of our planet and our families. There’s no such thing as a perfect eco-friendly fabric, but when you’re looking for the perfect fabric, environmental friendliness is one more thing to take into account. The manufacturing process for GeoBella is eco-conscious, with very little waste created during production.
The olefin fibers in GeoBella can be re-extruded into new yarn up to ten times without any loss of quality, while using fewer resources (energy, raw materials, chemicals) than the production of virgin fabric.
Have questions? Get in touch! We’d love to answer your questions about our environmentally-conscious fabric and how you can use it to make your DIY dreams come true.
Soggy outdoor upholstery and cushions that soak up water are no fun. We’ve all accidentally sat down on a squishy chair outside and gotten an unpleasant surprise from the cold, wet fabric.
When you’re looking for water resistant fabric for outdoor seating, it can be a little confusing to understand the difference between water-resistant and waterproof. In short, water-resistant means the fabric is able to resist the penetration of water to some degree but not entirely and waterproof means that it’s impermeable to water, no matter how much time it spends in it.
Phifer’s GeoBella line of olefin fabrics are much more water resistant than canvas or cotton duck, which are natural materials sometimes used for outdoor cushions. Even when cotton is “waterproofed” with a spray or treatment, it tends to absorb more water and is particularly prone to mildew. Olefin wicks moisture, air-dries rapidly and stands up to the demands, spills and splashes of the outdoors!
Outdoor furniture and summer days are a match made in heaven. The feeling of sun warming your skin as you sit poolside is what summertime memories are made of. But much like how you would use sunscreen to protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV rays, your cushions and pillows should be protected as well.
Damage from the sun can cause your once-vivid fabric to degrade and break down faster, taking a toll on its durability and shortening its useful life.
GeoBella fabrics have been engineered with built-in UV resistance but there are more steps you can take to extend the life of your cushions and pillows: