A Guide to Bella-Dura® Fabric
Think you know performance fabric? Sailrite proudly carries a wide selection of Bella-Dura® fabrics, a high-quality and high-performance upholstery fabric perfect for your indoor and outdoor DIY projects. Discover more about this fabric and its impressive attributes with this helpful guide.
What Is Bella-Dura?
Bella-Dura was introduced in 2005 by Wearbest Sil-Tex Mills, a family run company located in Garfield, New Jersey. In fact, all Bella-Dura yarns are 100% American made, as well as sourced and dyed in the United States. Bella-Dura has also been acknowledged for numerous awards and honors for its exceptional capabilities, and you’ll soon discover why.
Bella-Dura is a synthetic performance fabric created to handle indoor and outdoor upholstery for both residential and commercial areas of your life. These fabrics are woven from a proprietary polyolefin fiber that has been specially developed to provide the utmost durability, so you’ll never have to be concerned about everyday wear and tear. Polyolefin is a synthetic fiber that is inherently resistant to abrasion, pilling, staining, mold/mildew, odor and fading. These superior qualities guarantee that all Bella-Dura fabrics woven from this blend exhibit the very same impressive attributes.
Why Bella-Dura Is Great
Bella-Dura polyolefin takes the level of performance one step further than standard polyolefin fibers, as they are infused with antimicrobial silver ion technology and can withstand 1500 lightfast hours of UV fade resistance— at least five times more UV protection than regular polyolefin. This makes them an ideal choice for any application where exposure to sunlight is a major factor. Bella-Dura fabrics are incredibly resistant to staining but can be cleaned with bleach if needed, a useful attribute when disinfecting is a necessity. Lastly, it’s solution-dyed to make sure that each color is deeply ingrained in every fiber for continued vibrancy, even after heavy use. Bella-Dura fabrics boast over 50,000 double rubs, meaning that their ability to withstand abrasion is seriously impressive and unparalleled when compared to other upholstery fabrics.
Bella-Dura also features a three-year warranty for commercial markets and a five-year warranty for all home purchasers of this fabric beginning on the date of purchase. This limited warranty covers any loss of strength the fabric may have due to exposure to weather, atmospheric conditions and sunlight.
All Bella-Dura fabrics are 100% recyclable! In fact, Bella-Dura is the only fabric on the market whose fibers begin as a by-product and end a beautiful, environmentally-friendly fabric. During the manufacturing process, Bella-Dura uses a low amount of energy and water and produces no harmful industrial waste, making environmental sustainability another great factor of this fabric!
Common Uses for Bella-Dura
- Indoor and outdoor upholstery
- Decorative accents
- Aprons and tote bags
- Patio and RV furniture
- Interior boat cabin upholstery
The Beauty of Bella-Dura
In addition to its high-quality attributes, Bella-Dura is available in a large variety of colors, patterns and styles. From solids to stripes, chevrons to polka dots, Bella-Dura fabrics offer something for everyone and every taste. Their bold solids pair well with similarly colored vibrant prints, and their neutral hues will compliment any décor, indoors and out. We are also proud to offer Bella-Dura Hopper, a Sailrite Exclusive fabric created by Bella-Dura that you can’t find anywhere else. This finely woven fabric is available in seven luxurious colors, so you’ll never have to trade style for performance.
When it comes to blending sophisticated style with supreme resilience to fading, staining, mold/mildew and odor, Bella-Dura has you covered. Go ahead, start exploring our colorful collection of Bella-Dura fabrics!