Kvadrat, a leading European textile design company, and Copenhagen-based designer Karina Nielsen Rios, have launched a line of outdoor upholstery fabrics aimed to be hardwearing and “eco-friendly”, under the brand ‘Patio’. The textiles use the flame retardant fibre polymer Trevira CS, based on polyester, which provides durability for outdoor use. They are treated to ensure resistance against seawater (chlorine), humidity (liquid repellent and fast drying) and weathering for outdoor use, soft to the touch, and offer colour effects by combining two colours in the warp and one in the weft, including both natural and bold tones for “colour vibrancy”. Applications include outdoors, high humidity areas such as spas, in furniture, screens, parasols.
“Kvadrat debuts eco-friendly and “sporty” Patio outdoor fabrics”, 16 January 2019 https://www.dezeen.com/2019/01/16/kvadrat-debuts-eco-friendly-and-sporty-outdoor-fabrics/