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Suede Fabric - Fabriclore

Suede Fabric

What is Suede Fabric?

  • Suede is a kind of leather that has a smooth, velvety finish because it is manufactured from the underside of the animal skin. 
  • The fabric is often created from lambskin, although it can also be crafted from the skin of other animals such as goats, pigs, calves, and even deer. 
  • Traditional full-grain leather is thicker and more robust than suede.
Suede Fabric

History 

  • Since the Paleolithic era, animal skins have been used to make many different things, including clothing.
  • The word "suede" originates from the French phrase "Gants de Suede," which means "gloves from Sweden." Over time, however, the phrase "suede" grew to signify any kind of leather that had a napped surface.
  • In the 20th century, suede had a surge in popularity, and because of its delicate, supple texture, it came to be linked with the highest levels of luxury.

Suede Fabric

What Makes it Stand Out 

Texture 

Suede is a type of fabric that has a velvety smooth nap, which makes it feel very soft and luxurious.

Durable

When compared to materials made of cotton, suede is an exceptionally long-lasting and resilient material. The thin nature of suede gives it a nice, delicate drape.

Pliable

Since suede is made of soft leather, it is easy to shape into coats, handbags, and other clothing and accessories. 

Applications & Usage 

Clothing

Jackets, dresses, etc.

Accessories

Seat cover, belts, shoes, handbags, etc. 

How To Judge the Authenticity 

Stain Test - However, imitation fabric has a greater tendency to be resistant to water and stains, and it is often simpler to care for than real fabric. Suede, which is a natural fabric, is often not water resistant, and even the tiniest amount of moisture may leave a lasting stain on the material.

Care Instructions 

  • It is important to keep suede away from water.
  • To keep the nap looking clean, you can use either a toothbrush, a suede brush with brass or nylon bristles, or both.
  • When it comes to removing stains from suede fabric, a suede eraser is an effective tool.
  • When dealing with a damp stain, talcum powder is the best option. A spot that has already dried may be removed with some white vinegar.
Suede Fabric
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