What actually is Vegan Suede?
True suede is made from the inside surface of animal skin, including lamb, deer, cow, goat, and pig.
Faux suede materials are fabrics that give a similar look and feel to suede, but without the use of animal products.
Really, being completely honest about it, “Vegan Suede” is a buzzword that is currently in vogue, but it’s a product that has been around for years.
What we discovered, is a fantastic quality heavier weight fabric, which has a velvet nap and a similar look to other faux suede fabrics, but which is heavier in weight, has a more luxurious feel, and prints magnificently!
Needless to say, we grabbed this fabric and chose it as our main choice for vegan suede cushions.
VEGAN SHIMMER VELVET
What actually is Vegan Shimmer Velvet?
Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel. By extension, the word velvety means "smooth like velvet." Velvet can be made from either synthetic or natural fibers and true velvet is made from silkworms.
What actually is Kansas?
Crinkle velvet / crushed velvet – this fabric as the name suggests has a crushed look – it is embossed with an irregular, crumpled texture. It has a great luster/ shimmer and visual texture which makes it a very attractive fabric to sew with.
Needless to say, we grabbed this fabric and chose it as it gave a glamorous edge to our designs.