South African Garden and Home - - Inspirations -

Marc Shot­land, Sales and Mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor of Home Fab­rics, has this ad­vice when fur­nish­ing out­door liv­ing ar­eas

When re­uphol­ster­ing fur­ni­ture that lives out­side, look for new gen­er­a­tion out­door fab­rics like the UV Pro range, which are en­gi­neered to last sev­eral years with­out los­ing their unique prop­er­ties.

Out­door fab­rics should be guar­an­teed colour­fast and be wa­ter-, stain- and UV-re­sis­tant. They must also be com­fort­able to sit on.

When choos­ing cush­ion in­ners, make sure the ma­te­rial is mildew-re­sis­tant and dries quickly after be­ing out in the rain.

If hav­ing um­brel­las made up in these fab­rics, choose those that block up to 90% of the sun’s harm­ful ul­tra­vi­o­let rays.

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