Published on : Saturday, July 2, 2022
Recently Milliken & Company has entered the outdoor performance fabrics market with the launch of Milliken Outdoor Fabrics. The new line, premiering at Casual Market Chicago this month, marks the first time the 155-year-old manufacturer has supplied the outdoor furniture fabric market.
“Milliken has been successfully developing indoor residential and contract fabrics and partnering with large furniture OEMs in the contract and residential markets for more than 50 years,” said Benji Bagwell, Milliken & Company vice president of décor in the textile business. “Our arrival to the outdoor fabric market is a natural extension to the innovation in performance fabrics our global team has been providing for decades.”
The first collection from the outdoor line is New Vistas, a line of performance fabrics designed to move effortlessly from indoors to outdoors. Including 10 patterns across 72 skus, New Vistas is a collection of 100% solution-dyed acrylic fabrics that feature a non-PFAS finish to make it stain and water resistant. These fabrics are in-stock and ready to ship from South Carolina. The new line includes a five-year limited warranty. A follow up collection, Outer Realm, is anticipated to launch in late 2022.
The Textile Business at Milliken & Company will exhibit the new Milliken Outdoor Fabrics at the Casual Market Chicago at showroom space 7-8053.