Outdoor Fabrics Collection

General considerations with outdoor fabrics

The outdoor environment, especially in Africa, is very harsh on fabrics. Moisture and dirt tend to accelerate the growth of mildew, accelerating the deterioration of fabrics, and the strong sunlight tends to make patterns and colors fade very quickly. That is why, when choosing a fabric for outside areas, it is important to pick a fabric that was made with abrasion resistance and easier clean ability. The Hertex outdoor fabric collection is made of 100% acrylic. Acrylic fabric, when produced correctly, resembles wool's softness and bulk, and has stain resistant, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal as well as mildew resistant properties. In addition, all Hertex outdoor fabrics are extremely high in light fastness making these items ideal for the harsh African sunlight. While outdoor fabrics used to be boardy and plasticky, today you can choose fabric that is as soft and stunning as the fabric on your living rooms chairs for your outside furniture, and there is a wide rang of colors, patterns, and textures available for you to make the best design choice possible.

 

Outdoor fabrics are performance fabrics

Outdoor fabrics have come such a long way in the last 10 years; it is now very difficult to tell a well produced outdoor fabric from and indoor fabric. This also means that you can choose to use a performance fabric (that is an outdoor fabric) indoors, especially in areas that see a lot of traffic from children or pets, such as the living room, sun-room, or a family room. Using a performance fabric in those areas makes cleaning and maintenance a breeze, and they last longer than regular indoor fabrics.

 

Hertex Outdoor Fabrics

House of Sofia carries two distinct ranges of the Hertex outdoor fabric collection: Hit the Deck and Autobahn. Both fabrics are stain resistant, meaning they are specially coated to keep stains and soil from penetrating the surface of the fabric, and they are anti microbial, anti fungal and mildew resistant. Additionally, Hertex has made these fabrics with a high degree of light fastness to prevent fading.

 

Hit the Deck Fabric

Exclusive outdoor jacquards in correlating designs and fashionable colorways.

Autobahn Fabric

Based on delightful stripes and plain designs, this range if 100% dralon acrylic and fully Teflon coated to ensure a lasting look.

 

Browse our collection

Browse the House of Sofia outdoor fabrics collection, and if you cannot find exactly what you are looking for, contact us and we will endeavor to source it for you. If you are unsure about which design will suit your home best, contact our design team and they will gladly assist you in making the best possible choice.

 

* The prices quoted are Hertex stipulated retail prices. Please contact us directly for better price.