Faux suede is a man-made fabric that is designed to resemble the characteristics of suede. This is made from synthetic polyester that is closest to the fibers of leather and suede. These fibers are used to create double to triple weave, and after the weaving is done, a coarse brush is ran over the fabric to achieve the matted and fuzzy texture of suede. The fabric can be dyed by adding color to the threads before weaving or by staining the final weaved product.
The biggest consumer of faux suede is the fashion industry. Many fashion designers use this type of fabric in creating their stylish collection of jackets, pants and even, skirts. In addition to that, it is also used to replace suede in creating shoes, handbags, and belts. This is a great alternative for those people who are not able to afford the high price of real suede products.
Faux suede resembles the appearance of genuine suede, but it is not as durable as the real thing. On the other hand, faux suede is a lot more water and stain resistant. In addition to that, faux suede exhibit uniform aging and high resistance to weather too.