Outdura is located in Hudson, North Carolina, an area with a proud textile heritage dating back to the early 1900’s. The Outdura brand was launched in the late 1990’s, and quickly became a trusted supplier in the solution dyed acrylic performance fabric category. Offering the latest in colors and original designs for today’s lifestyles, Outdura fabrics boast a strong performance record that withstands the harshest climates worldwide.
Unlike so many of today‘s textile products, every yard of Outdura performance fabric is woven in the USA. Outdura is a proud member of the Sattler AG family of companies. Headquartered in Graz, Austria, Sattler AG is a fifth generation family owned company with a proud tradition dating back to 1875. Sattler AG is the leading European performance textile manufacturer of solution dyed acrylic fabric that together with Outdura provides customers worldwide high quality fabric.
Outdura’s headquarters are located in a historical building originally known as the Hudson Cotton Mill.
Construction of the mill began in the spring of 1904, and was shipping yarn later that same year. Steam powered for the first 20 years of its operation, the mill was converted to electric power in 1924. It produced top-quality combed yarns, in single and ply, put up in cones, spools, warps and skeins; and also made orlon and various blends of cotton with nylon, orlon and Dacron.
By the early 1950’s, the mill was completely air conditioned for the comfort of the workers and used humidifiers of the latest type. he mill was recognized as being one of the most modern in existence. The mill was acquired by Shuford Mills in 1968, which began weaving solution dyed acrylic in the 1990’s.
Today, Outdura and Sattler AG are proud to carry on the legacy of the original mill founders, and the loyalty of its employees and customers over generations.