Hudson, N.C.-based Shuford Mills LLC, a vertically integrated specialty textile manufacturer, is
expanding its Outdura® line of performance fabrics. Shuford produces its 100-percent solution-dyed
Outdura fabrics in various weights for awning, marine and furniture applications. In addition to
the existing solids and tweeds, the fabric line now will feature dozens of striped patterns
designed by Brenda Sewell-Bost and Karen Williams of Burlington, NC-based D2 LLC.
Outdura fabrics are stain-resistant, water-repellent and breathable, and when correctly used
and maintained, will not fade, mildew or weaken. According to the company, Shuford Mills is the
first weaver of solution-dyed acrylic fabric to offer its awning fabric in a 60-inch width. The
company reports Outdura fabrics have an ultraviolet protection factor of 50-plus and the highest
abrasion resistance in the industry, with the ability to endure more than 60,000 double rubs.
October 14, 2008