Classic marks, lined up in a stellar rhythm. Dots. Dashes. Ogees. Repeat. A tiny tonal tribute to geometry.
During the 1940’s we entered a period of rapid growth under the leadership of second generation owner Lucile (Stockwell) Chatain, who joined her father in running the business upon her graduation from New York’s Parsons School of Design.
With her vision, our brand began to offer a much wider range of pattern types, all with one new and important characteristic: they were all exclusive to our brand. Chatain employed many of her fellow recent graduates to design textile patterns that were truly proprietary; patterns that ranged from the bold and botanical to the subtle and textural.
Ditsy geometrics like Essex became a signature for our brand that transcended generations and had obvious staying power. Originally released in 1943, Essex conveys a vague wartime reference to morse code or radar - perhaps Lucile’sway offinding beauty in an otherwise extremely dark era.
Material: 100% Sunbrella® Acrylic
Repeat: 9.4” H x 14” W
Fabric Width: 54”
Our JOY Sunbrella® Performance Fabrics are woven in the USA by our amazing partners at Sunbrella® using their trademarked solution-dyed acrylic fibers. What we love most about this collection is that these fabrics are exceptionally durable, yet have the look and feel of woven cotton. Built-in UV stability ensures that the saturated hues you love will last, even if they’re living their best life in the sun by the pool. Sunbrella’s proprietary finish helps the fabric resist water, stains, and the elements - so you can focus on drinking that drink, not cleaning it up.
Even better? All of our JOY Sunbrella® Performance Fabrics are backed by Sunbrella’s 5-year guarantee against fading, pilling and abrasion.
Minimum order: Two yards.
For orders larger than ten yards, please contact us - we just want to ensure we ship your yardage from the same production lot for precise color match.
Items currently in stock shipping within the continental USA will arrive within 1-2 weeks of order receipt via UPS Ground. Backordered items will be available to ship on or around the date specified.