Suede Fiber Content And Care

- Mar 10, 2020-

Doe suede is a synthetic fabric made of millions of tiny polyester fibers. These tiny fibers give doe suede the look and feel of regular suede, but also give it enhanced durability.

Many varieties are 100 polyester, while some may have up to 5 percent Lycra. Varieties containing Lycra will have more stretch than purely polyester varieties. Always check the fiber content information end of the bolt when buying doe suede (or any fabric). You will need to allow for any extra stretch if you choose a variety that contains Lycra for your project.

Because it is composed primarily of polyester, doe suede is remarkably resistant to liquid and staining. It is also easy to care for. Doe suede upholstery can be cleaned with a damp cloth or sponge and mild soap. A yearly steam cleaning will also help keep doe suede upholstery looking good. Dolls or decorative items such as pillows made of doe suede can be spot cleaned when necessary. Clothing made of doe suede can be washed in the washing machine on a regular or gentle cycle and tumble dried. Fabric softener is recommended. Like many synthetic fabrics, however, doe suede is sensitive to heat, so dry it on a low setting and remove it from the dryer promptly.