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Suede Scraps
Periodic publication by Suede Products, LLC.
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February 2007
Expo Detergo
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Suede Products recently attended the Expo Detergo in Milan Italy. Pictured from left to right are John Conway, Hans Teubel, John Roth, Thomas Teubel, Catherine Goossens, and Luc Goossens. This year’s show brought in 241 Exhibitors representing 17 different countries. The attendance was estimated at well over 19,000.

Look for us at Clean ’07 June 11-14, 2007 booth # 260 at the Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada.


Product Updates


Pre-Boost HC – This product was introduced to work in conjunction with Columbia/Ilsa Co. Ipura Cleaning System (for more information contact a Columbia sales rep. at (631) 293-7571).  However, after further testing we realized it made for an amazing all purpose spotter for both textile and leathers (*Hydrocarbon Solvent only).

Soft Feel –You may notice a slight difference in the appearance of Soft Feel.   Soft Feel is now a water base nonflammable product.

Anti-Crock – With the increase of tanneries in third world countries that have no regulations or quality control in place we’re seeing a substantial growth is garments straight from the retailers with crocking problems.  Because of this we introduce “Anti-Crock” a new product to eliminate crocking on both suedes & leathers. 

purse Schools & Training Seminars couch
With the demand for us all to become a little more diversified we have included purse and furniture cleaning into our school program. We’re all aware that the cost of leather/suede garments continues to decline, however the cost of purses and handbags continues to grow as manufacturers become more and more creative. We have found “safe cleaning methods” for most purses and want to share our experience with you. Leather furniture in the home/office is also on the rise. We have been cleaning & refinishing leather furniture in the home now for one year with great success. Our next school dates are Feb. 23-24, and March 30-31, 2007. We also can hold private schools for anyone not able to attend on these dates. For more information regarding our schools contact John Conway @ (800) 863-6611 or download our registration form at www.suedeproducts.com

Watch For

Many fur or fur-trimmed jackets sold in the United States as having "faux fur" - or not labeled at all - are actually made, at least in part, from dog fur, the Humane Society of the United States said at a Capitol Hill news conference.

Out of 25 jackets that it tested, the group said, 24 were incorrectly labeled. In many cases, it said, tests showed the fur came from raccoon dogs, a fox-like nocturnal residents of Asian and northern European forests that bear a remarkable resemblance to raccoons.

Raccoon dogs are part of the canine family.

It said it had bought the jackets in the United States from a variety of department stores, including Macy's, Burlington Coat Factory and J.C. Penney. Designers and brands included Sean John, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, it said. Most of the jackets tested were labeled as coming from China. Law prohibits the import or sale of dog and cat fur products. But if the amount of fur on a product is valued at less than $150, no label is required.

The only problems we’ve seen with these garments is if wet cleaned the tips of the fur will burn in the dryer during the drying process. The only way to prevent this is to dry with no heat or skip the drying process all together and send the garment directly to pressing.