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If using rattan outdoors, cart it inside during harsh weather and place a cover over it when not in use to prolong its usefulness. Rattan lasts far longer on a protected porch or indoors than it will left out exposed to the elements for months on end.
Sunbrella fabrics are commonly used for outdoor seat cushions and outdoor bench covers, due to their high level of tolerance to UV rays. Sunbrella canvas upholstery consists of a metallic sheen alloy that allows water and UV light to pass through the fibres. Although this certainly does not make the cushions waterproof, it means that they are more likely to keep their quality in a harsh environment.