Glen Raven

Glen Raven’s business activities are as diverse as the clients we serve, but our mission is singular: to provide companies with fabric that exceeds their expectations.

Headquartered in Glen Raven, North Carolina, our company has grown from a small cotton mill into a global leader in performance fabrics. Founded in 1880 by John Q. Gant, Glen Raven is still owned and managed by his descendants.For more than a century, we have created a culture of innovation and integrity. As a result, our company has continuously found new possibilities for the utility of fabric. Today, with our long history of invention and expertise, we remain committed to developing state of-the-art fabric solutions.

As you see from our range of products, the fabrics of Glen Raven perform many important functions. Through our Sunbrella and Dickson brands, we are a global presence in the manufacturing of high-performance fabric. On the technical side, we supply innovative fabric solutions to a demanding set of industries. In each of our many markets, we set the benchmark in design and durability.With the acquisition of long-standing business partners The Astrup Company and John Boyle & Company in May 2007, we have joined forces with two of the nation’s largest distributors of fabrics, hardware and finishing supplies for the awning, marine and casual furniture industries. Merging our resources with those of Astrup and Boyle, we are positioned to serve our global markets with greater supply chain efficiency and the highest level of customer service.In the development of new fabric technologies, our customers are also our partners. The superior attributes of our many fabrics enable us to meet the needs of more than a few exacting industries, and as the needs of our customers evolve, we work closely together to find a solution. At Glen Raven, we believe that responsive product innovation is the best form of customer service.


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1831 North Park Avenue

Glen Raven, NC US

Main 336.227.6211

Fax 336.226.8133