Taking care of shade, marine and upholstery fabric is essential. Whether you are removing dirt and mildew stains or protecting the fabric from UV rays and pollution, these tough fabrics deserve the same protection they provide. Using the proper cleaners and protectants extends the lifespan of the fabric while making the overall project look even better.

Stain Removal

Take time to walk your customers through care and cleaning procedures for their new fabric creation, whether it’s an awning, bimini or upholstery. For multiple surfaces with difficult stains, recommend 303® indoor/outdoor multi-surface cleaner. Full strength or diluted, 303 works best for spot cleaning tough stains without foam, fumes or odor. The surface cleaner can be used on indoor and outdoor furniture – from marine canvas and awnings to carpet and upholstery.

Offer IOSSO® Mold and Mildew Stain Remover for weather-exposed outdoor applications such as awnings, patio furniture, spa covers, boat covers, camping gear, vinyl, plastic and fiberglass. This remover rids damage from algae, tough dirt, oils, tree sap and bird droppings. 


The off-season is a perfect time to protect shade and marine products with IMAR™ Stamoid Marine Vinyl Spray or APCO Vinyl Protector™.

IMAR Stamoid Marine Vinyl Spray will eliminate age-induced brittleness and ensure a longer product life. By using a protective spray with special UV inhibitors, deterioration effects of direct sunlight are minimized.

For shade products like Serge Ferrari Précontraint® 502, Coastline Plus® or Patio 500®, apply APCO Vinyl Protector after every cleaning. Use of this protectant will replenish and maintain vitality to vinyl fabrics. Damage from long term environmental exposure, dirt, UV and mildew can be prevented if used properly.

For Sunbrella fabrics, choose 303® Fabric Guard to restore lost repellency resulting from stain removal.

Appropriate cleaning and protection will help increase the longevity of your shade and marine fabric. To order these cleaners and protectants, visit Trivantage.com today.

When it comes to logos, monograms and other intricate custom details, fabricators can rely on Trivantage offerings like Sunbrella® Embroidery Thread.

Sunbrella Embroidery Thread is a decorative stitching line that matches the industry-leading color-fastness and extreme durability of Sunbrella fabrics. Offered in 16 colors, Sunbrella Embroidery Thread proves its resilience with a five-year warranty and average breaking strength of 23 pounds. The innovative thread is perfect for fabricators who create logos, monograms or other custom detail on cushions, umbrellas, boat tops and awnings.

The exceptional performance abilities of Sunbrella Embroidery Thread are unlike traditional threads. The thread is UV-resistant, so it does not fade when exposed to sunlight for an extended period, and offers carefree cleaning. It can be cleaned with bleach without losing color.

Sunbrella Embroidery Thread opens up endless possibilities for customized outdoor and indoor products. Learn more and place your order at Trivantage.com.

When it comes to marine, awning and upholstery fabrication, it’s important to produce high-quality work that is crafted to withstand the elements for years to come. And when fabricators want to add another level of craftsmanship and design, they need the right finishing touches for the job.

From cord and fringe to tassels and embroidery, Trivantage offers all of the finishing touches you need to set your work apart. Browse the collection or place an order today.

fusionmcWinter is coming, and while the volume of work may slow down, it can provide an opportunity to focus on indoor projects and prep for the busy season. For indoor and casual furniture projects, work can be completed during the cold season – starting with customer consultations.

Be sure to let your customers know about new fabrics like those in the Sunbrella® Fusion collection. Schedule a consultation session, and be sure to have them browse the Fusion sample book. The broad range of styles, colors and textures will allow clients to mix and match tones and styles so they can achieve their own unique look.

fusion2“People want things that are original or that they can make their own,” said Greg Voorhis, Sunbrella designer. “We like to give them options so they can create their own look, and with Fusion collection they can do just that.”

Have fun coordinating colors and patterns found in the Fusion Collection. From Boss Tweede and Rachelle White to Demo Denim and Savvy Indigo, clients will able to create a look that’s all their own.


At the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo, Sunbrella® released two new Jacquard patterns to their popular shade and marine fabric collection — Avenues and Cirrus.

Avenues features asymmetrical color blocks that are ideal for commercial applications. It is available in a 54-inch width and two colors — neutral Daytime and dark Midnight. Cirrus, a pattern that mimics delicate cloud coverage, is perfect for traditional shade applications as well as larger cabanas. It comes in colors Dove and Sand.

The Sunbrella team also added new colors and updated stripes to their shade and marine collection. Fabricators can now choose new colorways for popular striped patterns as well as new hues of green and blue.

As with all Sunbrella fabrics, the shade and marine collection features superior fade and stain resistance, easy care and bleach cleanability. Visit Trivantage.com today to learn more about the updates to the Sunbrella shade and marine collection or to place an order.


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