suede shoes

Suede is a fabric that has a thick fluffy face and a smooth back. Many people confuse velor with velvet because of their similar physical properties and more. In fact, in French the word velours means velvet.

If you need to find the difference between suede and velvet, then know that suede has a longer pile. Suede is also more practical and more resistant than velvet. It is this resistance that makes suede extremely suitable for making not only clothes, but also upholstery for upholstered furniture, shoes, etc.

How is this fabric made? Double layer velor fabric is made with two main fabrics forming the base, then two weft threads forming another independent fabric on top of the base. Two layers are connected using a pile layer, which is created by a thread - zigzag between two other bases. This layer of one thread is then cut out, resulting in two canvases created from five threads.

Suede can be placed in the category of expensive and delicate materials and it is precisely because of this that it needs special care.

It is best to wash suede products by hand or on some delicate cycle in the washing machine, because you risk damaging it.

If you are going to clean suede upholstery, do not under any circumstances use bleach or similar chemicals. If stains appear, it is best to call a dry cleaner, because they will properly take care of the upholstery.

Let us now summarize the advantages and the disadvantages of suede.


1. Great appearance. Suede dresses look sophisticated and very stylish.

2. Velor has a slight sheen and makes the light play with its colors.

3.This fabric can be draped and the effect is amazing.

4. The suede is extremely pleasant to the touch.

5.This is an extremely dense material and therefore the strength of the suede is great.

6. Suede hardly needs ironing, because it does not wrinkle.

7. Suede products are comfortable at any temperature because the hairs on the surface have an air gap. This advantage allows air to circulate freely, that is, to maintain heat and let air in.

8. Does not shrink.

9. The fabric hardly loses its lightness, but be careful when washing.


1. In case of improper storage, suede may lose its majestic appearance and numerous folds may appear on its surface.

2. If the material is not completely natural, the resistance to wear is reduced many times.

3. Suede attracts dirt and dust like a magnet.

Yes, we can summarize that the disadvantages are few. And what suede products can we encounter?

1.Accessories, shoes or slippers.

2.Of course, evening dresses, as well as warm outerwear.

3. Upholstery, covers, bed linen, etc.

4. Robes and pyjamas.

Suede can be completely natural and pure or in combination with other fabrics.

Very often a small percentage of synthetics is added to the composition of suede to improve its qualities. For example, lycra or elastane will add elasticity to suede and make it fit better, such cotton material stretches, and polyester in the composition increases durability. It is used for sewing everyday clothes and home textiles: bathrobes, curtains, etc.

In the composition of suede, silk can also be found.

- Wool .A dense woolen fabric made from short-pile canvas yarn. A great option for creating warm clothes or elegant feminine hat. An interesting choice for elegant suits.

You may also come across suede leather, which is a light, elastic leather material.

Knitted suede or suede specially treated to resist soiling, etc.

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