Founded in 1880, Glen Raven is a family-owned and managed company. It 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 used in making convertible cartops , umbrellas, and casual and residential furniture. It offers Sunbrella and Dickson brands, which are sun protection fabrics that include tents and protective apparel. The company also provides residential and industrial upholstery. 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. Headquartered in Glen Raven, N.C. it maintains one of its locations in Norlina, N.C.