Bramblecrest, the leading garden furniture company, has experienced a sharp rise in sales of woven furniture, and with it there is often an abundance of loose cushions. As a result, there’s a growing demand for a cushioning solution that does not require storage, with a fabric that can be left outside throughout the year.
In response, the new Panama range is designed using advanced all-weather fabric upholstered to the frame, removing the need for loose cushions. The fabric is made with a solution dyed acrylic which is coloured to the core, giving colour fastness and high resistance to wear.
The easy to clean fabric is backed with a waterproof liner to prevent water ingress, and it also features frost and mould resistant technology. Subsequently the range can be left outside all season with minimal maintenance required. However, as with all its garden furniture ranges, Bramblecrest recommends that Panama is covered for long periods of non-use.
The Agora® solution dyed acrylic fabric, used in the Panama, Aspen, Scarlett and Indigo ranges, has a soft-touch feel, comparable to interior fabrics, but with the addition of a waterproof lining and the use of ‘anti-wicking’ thread. As the fabric is coloured to the core, this ensures colour consistency.
Bramblecrest has also developed new season-proof cushions for all 2019 ranges which feature seams that are taped and sealed plus an additional water-resistant lining to stop moisture getting into the filling. After wiping off any surface water, people can sit on the seating within a short time, without having to worry about any residual dampness. The new technology also increases the fabrics’ stain, mould and frost resistance properties.
Tim Pennell, National Sales Manager at Bramblecrest, says, “Our new premium fabrics feel much softer than other water-resistant equivalents and they look great too. We are continually trying to find ways to make garden furniture almost entirely maintenance free and the Panama range is already proving very popular with hotels, golf courses and many other outdoor venues.”
“Having to move cushions or cover entire sets each time it starts to rain can be really time-consuming and is simply not practical. Consumers are now realising that our new ranges of season-proof furniture really do withstand the extremes of our British weather and a significant upturn in sales are testament to this.’’
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