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About Us

The Canvas Company helps you make your space feel like home. Whether you’re freshening it up or finishing it off, our custom-made products, from squabs and cushions to outdoor bean bags, are designed to your exact style and budget needs.

Kia ora, we’re The Canvas Company - a family-owned business with our origins in the late 1970s.

Today, we’re an integral part of the Canvas City Group, which also includes Inkjet Media New Zealand. This means we bring you the full range of all things canvas, including custom-made soft furnishings and specialist artist canvas.

When Bruce Smith began the business back in the 1970s, he started off selling army surplus stock before moving into top-end camping equipment. We were known as Canvas City back then and the move into camping was a great fit for the business.

However, after 29 years of being on Auckland’s Hobson Street, we have now relocated to Albany.  We also moved out of the camping equipment game to concentrate more on being a supplier of high-quality outdoor fabrics.

Why choose us?
Canvas Company Outdoor Squabs by the Pool

Premium quality products

For long-lasting products you can enjoy for years, we only use the best fabrics, componentry and thread in all of our custom-made manufacturing, which is done on-site in Albany.

Made by the Canvas Company Label on Squab

Careful craftsmanship

With years of experience manufacturing outdoor products, our quality control is second to none. We stand behind our products, which is why you’ll find our name on every one.


All jobs large & small

All of our manufacturing is custom-made to your specific needs, so no job is too small for us. If you’re after something larger, we can also do large runs with a good turnaround time.


You can talk to the owner

With heaps of experience, our owner Brendan is always around, so give him a ring to discuss your unique requirements.

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Our Lifetime Guarantee

Our manufacturing comes with a lifetime guarantee. Please contact us if you need more information.

Sunbrella Outdoor Canvas Range

The Largest Range of Fabric & Colour Options

Whatever style, colour and fabric you fancy, we can make it happen thanks to our huge choice of colours and fabrics. We use leading fabric brands, including Sunbrella, Dickson and Planosol, known for their top quality and durability. With our great selection of colours, fabrics and brands, we have something for every interior or exterior project.

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Expert Advice and Knowledge

The Best Advice & Expertise

With over 50 years’ experience in the industry, we’re on hand to help. Not sure which fabric is right for you? Don’t know the difference between plain or piped seams? Email us, ring us or request a quote online and we’ll help you out!

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Our Brands

All our brand partners are the same top quality.

New Zealand weather conditions can be harsh. Whether it’s the sun, wind or rain, outdoor fabric can take a real hammering. That’s why we only partner with high-performance brands that have been thoroughly tested to ensure they can cope with the sometimes harsh New Zealand weather.

Commercial Customers

Commercial projects are a speciality of The Canvas Company.

We work with some of New Zealand’s largest brands on their commercial projects, customising the perfect solution for their needs.  By building a great working relationship and prioritising deadlines, cost-effectiveness and fabric availability, we always deliver outcomes that everyone is happy with.

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"Great products, great prices with excellent service and delivered to my door in the Wairarapa. The only company I would use for fantastic outdoor squabs"
"I cant recommend The Canvas Company enough. Fantastic customer service - easy to get hold of and really quick responses. Went out of their way to make sure the covers were perfect. Thank you!"
"We have ordered customised product from The Canvas Company a number of times. Product quality is top level and ready on time. We appreciate the superb communication and friendly service. Couldnt ask for more!"
"The Canvas Company customer services were really excellent and helpful. They were knowledgeable about their products and friendly courteous, going over and beyond what I would normally expect from Internet shopping. Loving my been bags!"
"The Canvas Company made it easy to order a set of squabs for our new outdoor dining chairs. They sent us a range of fabric samples to choose from and answered my questions quickly. Its definitely worth getting them custom-made, they look amazing."
"Highly recommend the team at the Canvas Company, I was also referred by a friend and have referred many others already. Efficient, friendly great communication and lots of options to choose from."
"The Canvas Company were great to deal with. Their knowledge and experience was superb and the custom finished product has enhanced our outdoor area. The service was quick and efficient. They covered every aspect with great detail. I will be using The Canvas Company again in future. Thanks for a great product. Kylie Shipley"
"Emma and the team answered my questions quickly, and the finished product (outdoor furniture covers) were even better than I had expected. Well done team!"
"Have bought two full sized market umbrellas as well as had two replacement canvas covers for directors chairs from this Company. all products have been excellent. The Company delivers on its promises and we haven't been disappointed. Would use again."
Graham Baker
"I have used the Canvas Company now on a number of occasions, both for outdoor furniture covers and also outdoor bean bags. They provide a great customer experience, their prices are the best around and the products they produce are of a high quality. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again."
"The Canvas Company have supplied a quality product with great workmanship. We are so pleased with how the product looks on our outside furniture and the ease of covering or uncovering our tables & chairs. Rather than storing our furniture in the winter we can now use it anytime and know it is protected from the elements when not in use. The fabric does not rattle in the wind, therefore we are not woken in the night. A great solution for us. "
"The Canvas Company have been excellent to deal with in terms of advice and production. The squabs the company made for me are first class in every respect, and the company staff have been very helpful at all stages. I will definitely use The Canvas Company again and would recommend them to anyone needing outdoor furnishing products"
"This company has been lovely to deal with, providing good practical advice on options and helping me refine my order. They produced the outdoor squabs for my deck, which were irregular shapes, in a timely fashion and they fitted perfectly. Well done, thank you"
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