Innovation in Textiles: Plush, Colorfast Outdoor Velvets

I hope you’re enjoying our May issue””and its Outdoor Living Style Special””as much as we enjoyed putting it together. It’s a shame we had to complete the issue as early as March, with a chill still lingering in the air, because I’ve gotten wind of so many great outdoor living products in these wonderfully warm weeks thereafter! 

Case in point: Perennials‘ amazing new colors in outdoor velvets. This collection, which debuted in Spring 2009, and of which I received five new samples last week, now comprises four patterns in eight chic colorways, including a wild animal-print””dubbed “Catwalk”””in four cool color combos.

Like all Perennials outdoor fabrics, this collection is made from 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic for incredible protection against soil, water, UV radiation, tearing and abrasion, making these perfect for fully exposed outdoor spaces as much as sun-splashed living rooms.

The superior quality and plush texture of these outdoor velvets is truly unparalleled. If  you haven’t seen these yet, you really have to feel them to believe them. You can have it all, all summer long””on your every balcony and portico, conservatory and sunporch. Head over to Grizzel & Mann with your designer to check out the new shades in person, and learn more about Perennials Fabrics at