Of all the faux-leathers we auditioned for the Archer Bowchair, 54 products in total from multiple manufacturers, none were closer to real leather.  Some samples felt like plastic, some had a texture that looked printed or fake, and some puckered and pulled when stitched.  Maverick has a natural supple feel, realistic shrunken grain, and the hand-stitching looks impeccable.  This fabric is not vegan but the cow leather used in the backing is recovered from what otherwise would be waste.

Manufacturer Specifications


GENERAL CLEANING and MAINTENANCE:  To keep Maverick looking great, it is recommended that a regular cleaning scheduled be maintained. Spills and stains should be cleaned up as soon as they appear. Ordinary dirt, smudges and water-soluble stains such as coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks, milk, beer, and wine can be removed with mild soap and water. Use a clean cloth or soft sponge to gently wipe the stain with soapy water. Don’t stop there – it’s really important to remove any remaining soap solution by wiping the area with a cloth and clean water, and finally to dry the surface with a soft lint-free cloth or towel. Avoid cleaners containing abrasives, as these can damage the product’s coating.


DIFFICULT STAINS: Non-water soluble stains caused by oils, lotions and certain foodstuffs can be cleaned with 50% solution of Isopropyl Alcohol and water.  Rinse the cleaned area with water after applying with the alcohol solution. Dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.


DISINFECTING:  A solution of 5 parts water to 1 part bleach may be used as a disinfectant. Wipe the area with a cloth and clean water, and dry thoroughly with a soft lint-free cloth or towel.


Physical Properties

Surface Composition: 100% polyurethane

Thickness:  1.1mm

Total Weight: 17 oz. per square yard

Backing Composition: 60% Leather / 40% Polyester

Backing Weight: 8.2 oz. per square yard

Grab Tensile: 80 lbs./in. x 70 lbs./in.

Seam Strength: 65 lbs./in. x 65 lbs./in.

Stretch at 15#: 2% x 7%

Blocking: #1 - pass

Crock Resistance: Dry-4;Wet-4

Wyzenbeek Abrasion: 100,000 cycles, #10 cotton duck

Hydrolysis Resistance: 5 weeks - no delamination

UV Stability: 40 hours (no color change)

Suitable Applications: Commercial, Residential

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