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Why Is Nuvella Such An Amazing Fabric

As you may have seen or heard recently, we have been talking about this miracle fabric called Nuvella. We can’t help but boast about its incredible abilities as an outdoor material. Nuvella isn’t just a type of fabric.  Calling it just fabric doesn’t do it justice, not even close.  It’s a high-performance material, a material marvel if you will – the fabric that all fabric wants to be.
 
In all seriousness, Nuvella was crafted to be the material your outdoor furniture needs to withstand Mother Nature and all of her pleasant – and unpleasant – quirks. It is especially high performing when it comes to stain resistance, colourfastness to light as well as increased friction.  In short, Nuvella will resist against food stains, won’t lose colour if sitting out in the sun, and won’t fade when used on a regular basis.
 


How does the fabric resist against fading?
Nuvella is a 100% solution-dyed material, meaning the dye is added directly to the molten polymer, then the dyed fibers emerge as that colour. By adding the dye at this stage, the fibers are 100% coloured through and through. Generally, the sun causes fading by ’removing’ the top layer of colour and ‘revealing’ the base colour that was originally dyed. Since each and every fiber is 100% coloured, there’s no top layer of colour to ‘remove’ and no base colour to ‘reveal’. The same logic is applied to constant friction.
 
How do I clean it?
Because of how the material is dyed and its incredible resistance to fading, this also makes it exceptionally easy to clean. You can use a diluted bleach solution and not worry about damaging the fabric.
 
For a lightly stained or soiled area
  1. Remove the excess moisture with a clean cloth or paper towel by blotting the area – no rubbing!
  2. Use a mild soap and warm water solution and directly apply to the area using a sponge or a soft cleaning brush.
  3. Rinse the area thoroughly.
  4. Let it air dry.
For tougher stains
  1. Create a diluted bleach solution using 1 cup of bleach per gallon of soap and water.
  2. Apply the solution directly to the soiled area using a sponge or a soft cleaning brush.
  3. Rinse the area thoroughly.
  4. Let it air dry.

*If the soiled area is oil-based, use dishwashing soap to remove the oil.  Then proceed to the tougher stain cleaning directions.

 

How can I be sure this fabric will do its job?
Have peace of mind knowing that Nuvella was tested, tried and true. Nuvella either met or exceeded ALL testing requirements for household upholstery. The industry standard for testing light fastness is 40 hours. Nuvella went above and beyond and was tested for 1,000 hours.  It also significantly exceeded industry standard for friction testing.  You can take home our outdoor products knowing it is made with a quality piece of material.

What impact does Nuvella have on the environment?
With the solution-dye process used to manufacture Nuvella, it has a much smaller environmental impact. This process doesn’t generate the water waste and drainage generally associated with your typical form of fabric dying. As an additional environmentally friendly bonus, Nuvella is made with 100% recyclable fiber.

Is Nuvella just meant for the outdoors?
No way! Nuvella is such a versatile material, it's perfect for the indoors and outdoors. It's soft to the touch so there's no shortage of comfort, but the durability works the same. It protects from the sun shining in through the windows, from spills and stains, and constant contact. The only difference is that it all takes place indoors instead of outdoors. 

There’s no longer a need to sacrifice style for quality. With Nuvella fabric keeping your outdoor furniture protected, you can have that sectional that looks trendy enough to be in your living room, buy that gliding loveseat with ultra plush cushions, or shop for fun throw pillows to add a little flair. 

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