When Iris Wang founded Brentano in 1990, she began with eight patterns. Over the past 20 years, the company has grown, all the while keeping its focus on providing beautiful, long-lasting fabrics, including textiles with outdoor requirements. After the success of Dahlia, an upholstery fabric for interior applications, Brentano decided to re-envision the design for exterior use. The result is Zinnia, which is woven from 100% high energy-dyed polyester and treated with both Teflon and antimicrobial finishes.
Zinnia. Manufactured by Brentano.
Japanese-Inspired Outdoor Floral Fabric
Part of the Back to Basics Collection, Zinnia is a graphic fabric that’s as bold as its namesake flower: with a “Japanese stencil-inspired, botanical pattern,” Zinnia should attract people as much the flower attracts butterflies and birds. Known for its intense colors and full blooms, Zinnias are favored by Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies and Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds. Brentano’s outdoor fabric commemorates all the colors of the flowers and its flying visitors with nine vivid hues: Peppermint Stick (red), Zowie (black), Sunbow (yellow), Profusion (brown), State Fair (blue), Aztec (taupe), Dreamland (cream), Art Deco (aqua), and Sunshine (gold).
For contract standards, Zinnia offers extreme lightfastness and 30,000 double rubs. So go ahead and “plant” some Zinnia in your backyard or balcony—enjoy the textile’s bold botanical pattern, bright brilliant colors, and strong steadfast durability.
About the Manufacturer: Brentano offers a range of commercial and residential textiles that balance beauty and performance, including panel and upholstery fabric, sheers, and drapery. The company has its own line of environmentally friendly fabrics entitled Brentano Green. Brentano also manufactures Crypton, Nano-Tex, and GreenShield Fabrics, as well as fire-resistant, bleach-cleanable, outdoor, and antimicrobial textiles.