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.
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.