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What is "Suede" - Definition & Explanation

Velvet-like nap finish produced on leather by abrasive action.
Suede leather with a napped surface. Suede fabric is made from wool, cotton, rayon, synthetics and blends in a plain, twill, or knitted that is napped on one side to resemble suede leather. The short, close nap gives a soft, smooth hand. When made in cotton, it resembles duvetyne, but heavier.
Leather with a napped surface.
Leather that has been buffed, brushed, napped or sanded to create a soft and fuzzy surface.
A treatment applied to the flesh side of a skin to produce a napped, velvet-like finish.
A process of raising fibers on the hide to give a velvet nap effect.

Some other terms

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