Synthetic fibers are used by the leading outdoor furniture brands worldwide for manufacturing quality outdoor furniture. Natural rattan by contrast, although very strong and durable, does not survive well in outdoor settings. Natural rattan is very susceptible to moisture and ultra violet light. Even with protective finishes it deteriorates relatively quickly in the outdoor elements.
We use Viro® synthetic fibers for our outdoor range. Viro® is 100% HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) which means that it is non-toxic and 100% recyclable. Viro® is used by top global designers and furniture makers throughout the world for their outdoor furniture applications and is regarded as one of the top 3 high end fiber brands. HDPE is a more closely packed structure than Low Density Polyethylene (“LDPE”) and consequently has a higher density and strength as well as excellent chemical resistance properties.
The key characteristics of the HDPE synthetic weave are:
- UV Resistant
- Resistant to chlorine, salt, suntan creams and oils•Colour-fast and will not fade
- Weatherproof, will not stain from water or dirt and is not vulnerable to rot, mould or mildew
- Extremely durable, will not warp or crack•Ease of maintenance
- 100% recyclable
Clean with a soft brush and warm mild soapy water to remove any dust and dirt and then rinse with clean cold water from a bucket or garden hose. Take care not to damage the fiber with sharp objects.
We recommend you do not use water blasters or other pressure washers.