Chaps Line Details
Chaps is a rich and lush “ultra nap”suede line featuring 43 beautiful, classic and vibrant designer-selected colors. The tanning process is what sets Chaps apart from other suedes, undergoing an expensive, time-intensive, double-retanning process to create rich, deep colors and water and stain resistance throughout the hide. However, because this leather is not sprayed with a topcoat and is a pure aniline, it is vulnerable to high abrasion and may fade in direct sunlight.
- Hide Size :
- 15-18 sq.ft.
- Thickness :
- 1.2–1.4 mm
- Qualities :
- Pure aniline, dyed through suede, drum treated for stain resistance
- Flame Resistance :
- NFPA 260–Class 1 and CAL TB117–2013
Care & Cleaning
For general upkeep occasionally vacuum using an upholstery attachment and brush the nap using a soft-bristle suede upholstery brush. All Cortina Leathers’ suedes and nubucks are treated in the drum for water repellency, and can be maintained with reasonable care. However, we advise immediate attention in the event of spills or soiling. For spills, blot immediately using a clean, dry absorbent cloth and brush to restore the nap. If soiling remains, minimally dampen a clean cloth with water and gently dab—never rub the leather. Use a soft brush to restore the nap. Avoid over-wetting this leather to prevent discoloration.