Acrylic is a synthetic fiber mostly used in upholstery fabric blends. It imitates wool and is generally a more affordable option. Acrylic is easy to clean and resists fading, stains, wrinkles and soiling. Acrylic upholstery fabric resists most other problems of upholstery fabrics, but important to get higher quality to avoid chemicals. It is often blended with natural fibers to create more durable upholstery fabric and is an excellent choice for outdoor furniture.