Glen Raven Technical Fabrics is operated by Glen Raven, which is a family-owned and managed company. Founded in 1880, Glen Raven provides a variety of performance-rich fabrics through a network of distributors. The company offers fabric, hardware and finishing products to the awning and furniture manufacturing and marine industries. Its fabrics are also used in making convertible cartops, umbrellas, and casual and residential furniture. It offers the Sunbrella and Dickson brands, which are sun protection fabrics that include tents and protective apparel. The company additionally provides products for the residential and industrial upholstery markets. In addition, it offers GlenGuard fabric for workers in the gas and oil and electric utility industries. The company provides jacquard and dobby weaving services and is headquartered in Glen Raven, N.C.