Faux Leather fabrics are basically artificial or synthetic leather intended to substitute real leather in home furnishings. PU faux leathers are often used for home furnishings because it remains soft and supple for the duration of time it remains on the furniture. There are a number of benefits of using faux leather instead of real leather in that it is economical, durable, low maintenance, and consistent appearance. The only downside is that faux leather does not stretch, breathe or wear like real leather. Suede has come to refer to any type of soft leather with a smooth nap finish. Suede is the inner layer of the natural skin or hide of an animal. Thick animal hide can be split into layers. The outer layer is called ‘top grain leather’ or just simply ‘leather’ and the inside split layer is what is referred to as suede. The hide is tanned in order to produce a supple, durable material. It can also be brushed or napped on both sides to enhance its softness. Faux suede fabrics can also be brought for home furnishings and for upholstery fabric.