All the richness, softness and texture of suede derived from the newest fiber technology, 100% pure micro denier polyester fiber. Perfect for residential and commercial use due to its easy spot cleaning, machine washable, anti-sag, stiffening, piling, and shrink protected. Engineered for abrasion resistance and lasting color fastness. Ideal for upholstery, drapery, cornices, bedding, slipcovers, pillows, table and even apparel. Stone is the color of a pebble, a neutral beige.
Micro fiber was invented in Sweden in the mid-1980s and quickly spread throughout Europe and Asia. Environmentally aware Europeans liked that the material could be used with little or no chemicals and could be repeatedly laundered, reducing waste.
Micro fiber is a synthetic fiber made up of a blend of polyester and micro fiber polymer. These materials are bundled together to form a strand so small the human eye can barely see it. When examined under a microscope the strand appears in the shape of a star. Those bundles are then split into ultra-fine single fibers (estimated to be at least one-sixteenth the size of a human hair) using a specific combination of chemicals, heat and agitation. In addition, the chemical process manufacturers use to split the micro fibers creates a positive electric charge. When dry, the static causes dirt, which has a negative charge, to cling better to the fabric. The dirt will be trapped until the micro fiber is washed, at which time the charge is broken and the dirt is released.