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Alcantara Suede Alternative

Alcantara has been a household name in a variety of upholstery sectors since 1970. However, many of our customers are looking for a more affordable alternative to this product, yet still want the quality Alcantara provides. 

Our Eco suede range is a high quality alternative to Alcantara, which our customers often use to emmulate the luxurious feel of the product. This comes in 45 different colours and four different qualities. These qualities are demonstrated in the different backings that Eco suede can come in.

The original and most popular Eco quality has a cotton backing, which is often used for seating. Whereas, the second quality, called Eco Basic, comes without a backing. This is often used for dashboards, steering wheels & headlinings. The last two Eco qualities are provided with a crib 5 backing, which makes the material suitable for public areas & vehicles. 

Further to this, we supply a four way stretch suede under the product name Siena, which is a microfibre fabric. This comes in the colours black, slate & grey & is perfect for projects which involve stretching materials around tight corners. We also provide these materials with an optional foam backing, which provides a layer of comfort whilst maintaining the stretch quality. 


If you have any questions regarding our Alcantara alternatives, please don't hesitate to contact our sales team on 01264 771414 or email us at

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