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Exclusive: UK Alcantara Supplier


Boyriven has always specialised in providing premium quality materials such as Alcantara. Going into 2020 we are proud to announce our partnership with Alcantara and that we have become the sole supplier of automotive Alcantara within the UK.

Alcantara is a man-made suede fabric based in Italy. Invented by the Japanese in the 1970s it is composed of about 68% polyester and 32% polyurethane which helps provide the material with improved durability and stain resistance and is a kind of synthetic material. Often, Alcantara is used for automotive purposes and to act as a substitute for leathers and vinyls. However, it can be used for most indoor Upholstery purposes in the Design/Fashion industry.

Despite having a similar appearance to suede fabrics, Alcantara can endure much harsher environments without ruining its appearance. The Alcantara friction coefficient is extremely high allowing it to be very abrasion resistant and suitable for interior automotive purposes such as seating, steering wheels, panels and roofing. Furthermore, Alcantara has excellent anti-fouling and fire-resistant ratings. Too see all dimensions and specifications look at the table below.

Width 142cm
Weight 230g (sqm)
Thickness 0.83mm
Composition 68% Polyester / 32% Polyurethene
Roll Length 50m



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Boyriven are proud suppliers to some of the world's premium brands

"After contacting Boyriven for advice on fabric selection, I was left in no doubt that I had contacted the right people for the job. Great communication, service and products!"

Interior Trim, BMW Mini

“Boyriven has been our supplier for over three years. Their product range is extensive and the level of service and support provided by the team is outstanding.”

Alan Bowers – English Harbour Yachts

"Boyriven delivered everything in a very efficient and timely manner with complete reliability. We are delighted with the products supplied and service provided."

Paula Mitchell - Clementine Creative

“After 42 years in the trade I thought another fabric supplier would not be of interest — I was wrong. Boyriven’s new fabrics and innovation have revitalised our range.”

Andrew Sykes - Foam for Comfort

"Boyriven continually work with us – and with our first tier customers – on new products, helping us to specify different fabrics and being totally responsive to our needs.”

Lee Ness - Global Upholstery Solutions

“Good quality products, reliable service, competitive prices and speedy delivery — what more could you ask for? Keep up the good work, Boyriven!”

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