Recycled outdoor fabrics

Recycled outdoor fabrics

Noble velvet outdoor fabric in the color indigo

Is it getting warmer outside? Does the upholstery in your camper need an update? Are you looking for suitable outdoor fabrics that can withstand special outdoor conditions? This way...

Our outdoor fabrics are specially finished and woven with high-quality yarns made from recycled fibers.

Why outdoor fabrics?

Fabrics for outdoor use are exposed to a whole range of external influences such as UV radiation, moisture or even dirt, which conventional fabrics do not have to deal with. The user should ensure that the following properties are present, for example:

  • high lightfastness
  • Water repellent
  • high tear resistance

Here it is, our first outdoor collection made from recycled fibers, which consists only of the highest quality outdoor fabrics and meets the highest standards. And of course, all the fabrics you find here are made in Europe. Other outdoor fabrics are available on request. Feel free to send us a message.

Buy high-quality outdoor fabrics by the meter online

Are you looking for robust outdoor fabrics that you can buy online? We offer you a high-quality selection of OekoTex certified fabrics for outdoor use that are produced in Europe. Outdoor fabric is the right material for hard-wearing and weatherproof home textiles and furniture. Outdoor fabrics are also known as outdoor upholstery fabric, outdoor cover fabric, awning fabric or outdoor fabric. Due to its wide range of uses, outdoor fabric is very popular as a meter-long product. Our very hard-wearing outdoor fabrics are ideal for sewing garden covers, for example, and are of course also resilient enough to be used as a cover for parasols in a DIY project. Garden furniture cushions and individual decorations can also be made from high-quality outdoor fabric. You can easily sew cushions, bean bags or curtains yourself from this wonderful fabric to combine them. Our outdoor fabrics offer excellent protection against moisture and humidity as well as against increased light and sunlight.

Our range includes many heavy and light outdoor fabric qualities that you can buy made to measure in our online shop. We offer outdoor fabrics with water-repellent and dirt-repellent properties, but also hard-wearing upholstery fabrics in plain colors or printed for designing your outdoor area. We have a variety of modern patterns and also classic designs in high-quality meterware in stock. Our outdoor fabrics are real all-rounders that impress with their resilience, are wonderfully decorative and can be used in many areas.

In addition to being used for upholstery work, outdoor fabric can also be sewn in multiple layers with any conventional household sewing machine and, thanks to its durable handle, is ideal for beginners and, of course, professionals. Take a look at our extensive range. The price of our goods sold by the meter refers to 0.5 meters, the width of our fabrics varies depending on the product (the fabric width is approximately 140 cm). The fabric is delivered in one piece. You are sure to find the right design for your next DIY project.

How are outdoor fabrics made?

Outdoor fabric is a fabric that is made in various weaves (e.g. plain weave, twill weave or satin weave). Outdoor fabric is made from various raw materials, for example polyester, polyacrylic or polypropylene and partly mixed or made purely from the synthetic fibers mentioned. Synthetic fibers such as polyester are often used to ensure the durability of the outdoor fabric. We have specialized in outdoor fabrics made from recycled fiber materials. Outdoor fabrics are additionally impregnated or coated to positively modify the material properties. This makes the outdoor upholstery fabric UV-resistant, water and dirt repellent, particularly resistant to pests and flame retardant.

What special properties do outdoor upholstery fabrics have?

What properties and quality features does an outdoor fabric have? In the chapter on production, it was shown that outdoor fabric is flame-retardant, water- and dirt-repellent and/or resistant to pests when specially treated. Outdoor fabric is also particularly robust, breathable, abrasion-resistant, tear-resistant, waterproof and lightfast due to the weave and the yarns used.

One of the most important indicators for outdoor fabrics is the Martindale test method, which indicates the abrasion resistance of fabrics in abrasion cycles.

The benchmark is approximately:

  • 15,000 Martindale for private use
  • 30,000 Martindale for office use
  • >30,000 Martindale for public transport

Lightfastness is another quality feature for outdoor fabrics and describes the resistance of the colors used in the fabric to the effects of light. In order to achieve the highest possible lightfastness, the yarns in our fabrics are spinneret-dyed. This means that the yarns are dyed in the raw mass before spinning and not after the spinning process, as is the case with other fabrics.

The scale below sets a benchmark:

  • Lightfastness 8: excellent
  • Lightfastness 7: excellent
  • Lightfastness 6: very good
  • Lightfastness 5: good
  • Lightfastness 4: fairly good
  • Lightfastness 3: moderate
  • Lightfastness 2: low
  • Lightfastness 1: very low

We have included the corresponding abrasion resistance and lightfastness of our outdoor fabrics in the item description for you. There is a good reason why we often use recycled polypropylene fibers for our outdoor fabrics, because this fiber material makes it possible to weave fabrics that offer the necessary durability and longevity that corresponds to the end use and our idea of ​​sustainability.

What are outdoor fabrics used for?

As the name suggests, outdoor fabrics are used outdoors. Outdoor fabrics can be used for a wide variety of DIY projects. If you are a beginner and are just trying out your sewing machine for the first time, we recommend sewing cushion covers with outdoor fabrics. This easy-to-work fabric will help you get a feel for sewing. You can progress to more demanding projects such as parasols, awnings, tents or even upholstery work. In addition to sewing, outdoor fabrics can of course also be glued or stapled, for example to reupholster garden chairs or beach chairs.

Here are some example products for the use of outdoor fabrics:

  • Sun protection
  • Privacy protection
  • Tablecloth
  • Seating
  • Sun sail
  • Beach chairs
  • Deckchair
  • Garden loungers
  • Bag and backpack
  • Beanbag
  • Duffel bag
  • Curtains/Drapes
  • Covers for boats

If there are any leftovers when processing our outdoor fabrics, these can also be used to cover foam. You can use them to make a beautiful seat cushion, for example, and also act in an environmentally friendly way.

Outdoor fabrics with unusual patterns

You will find a wide variety of styles in our range. We offer outdoor fabrics for daily use in the garden, on the terrace, on the balcony or in the conservatory. Our outdoor furniture fabrics are ideal for the conservatory or for the summer terrace and can have a unique feel and look. The right style of fabric is available for every sewing and interior design enthusiast.

Unique outdoor fabrics in indigo

Our patterned outdoor fabrics harmonize perfectly with the various plain fabrics from our range. Our unique range design means that there is the right fabric for every type of interior. Our range includes wonderful striped fabrics in block and pinstripes as well as vertical and horizontal stripes. And if you prefer the plain version, you shouldn't miss out on our high-quality plain outdoor fabrics in modern, trendy colors such as anthracite or dark green.

Outdoor fabrics in modern and classic colours

The right combination of colors is important. Which color goes best with your furniture in the garden, on the terrace or in the conservatory? Should it be soft pastel shades in pink, yellow or green? Are you looking for a colorful eye-catcher that draws attention to your self-designed sewing project? A fine mix of complementary colors such as blue and yellow or red and green are also important elements in the design of your outdoor area. Or can it be one of the classic outdoor fabric colors such as cream, beige, gray, white, fir green or wine red?

We have a selection of different combinations ready for you. It is important to choose the right balance of different colors and to integrate your sewn product appropriately into the environment.

What do you have to consider when cutting outdoor fabrics?

There are a few points to consider, which we will explain below.

Outdoor fabrics are not easy to cut because of their robustness. As with most fabrics, you should pay attention to the grain and, if necessary, the pattern and the respective pattern repeat when pinning the cut pieces. It is best to use a thimble to push your needles through the fabric if you have a particularly strong outdoor fabric. The surface should be marked and cut to size with either good scissors or a rotary cutter. If the fabric is relatively thick, a sharp cutting tool should be used so that cutting the fabric is not unnecessarily difficult.

What do I need to consider when sewing outdoor fabrics?

Outdoor fabric is easy to sew if you use the right needle and sewing foot. Due to the thickness of the material, we recommend that you use a jeans needle with a thickness of 90 to 110 in the machine. We also recommend a durable sewing thread, as the thread is guided through a tightly woven fabric weave.

Care tips for outdoor fabrics


Have you decided on an outdoor fabric? When determining the best way to care for outdoor fabrics, it is important to first consider what kind of product you have made. Bags and backpacks made of untreated outdoor fabric are robust, but can be susceptible to stains. Before washing, it is advisable to clean the fabric with a dirt eraser or a damp sponge. Alternatively, we recommend vacuuming the fabric or cleaning it with a brush. This is often enough to remove stains and dirt from the outdoor fabric.

This also applies to outdoor fabrics that you have used for furniture and upholstery work, as these are often inseparably connected and therefore not suitable for the washing machine.

Coated outdoor fabrics, on the other hand, are water-repellent and dirt-repellent and not particularly susceptible to stains. In these cases, cleaning with a damp cloth is sufficient.

As a rule, outdoor fabrics can be washed gently in the washing machine. To do this, select a wool wash cycle and use the appropriate wool or delicate detergent. The washing temperature should not exceed 30°C and excessive spinning should be avoided in order not to negatively affect the appearance of the outdoor fabric.


After washing, you can hang the outdoor fabric to dry or lay it out on terry cloth or another absorbent surface to allow the material to dry smoothly. Outdoor fabrics are not suitable for tumble drying.


If necessary, outdoor fabric can be ironed at a low temperature. The temperature basically depends on the material composition. If in doubt, look at the information on our material composition and the technical data for our fabrics, which will give you information on how to care for our products.

All information about outdoor fabrics in one summary

  • We only offer outdoor fabrics made from recycled fiber materials
  • The most important properties are robustness, lightfastness, abrasion resistance, water and dirt repellent, tear resistance and flame retardancy.
  • Suitable for DIY outdoor projects to protect against moisture and sunlight.
  • We offer OekoTex certified and environmentally friendly outdoor fabrics “Made in Europe”.
  • Outdoor fabric is washed gently; it is better to remove stains with a damp sponge or vacuum the fabric.