What is microfiber leather?

Microfiber, the material we’ve talked a lot about, is a type of synthetic leather. To give a more detailed breakdown, the actual material is non-woven fabric, coated with a layer of high-performance polyurethane resins.


You might ask yourself why we have decided to use microfiber? There’s a long list of reasons, but we want to highlight three of them:


  1. High-quality. Certain types of microfiber can outperform genuine leather, for example in terms of chemical and abrasion resistance, aging resistance and anti-creasing. Quality is one of the core values of Ström, which is why this weighs a lot on our choice.

  2. Authentic feel and look. Microfiber has a real leather feel and look. We didn’t want to use pure polyurethane because of the non-authentic look and feel of it, and genuine leather comes at a higher price and at a larger cost on the environment, so microfiber naturally became the material of choice.

  3. Eco-friendly. No animals are harmed in the creation of our microfiber products, and the waste output is lower because of the higher (100%) usage percentage of microfiber. Considering the fact that we want to run a long-term sustainable business, this made microfiber an easy choice over other animal leather alternatives.

Those are the main reasons for us choosing microfiber as the material for the Onyx sleeve. But please see a continued list of microfiber pros down below:


  • Excellent hydrolysis and aging resistance.

  • Outstanding abrasion resistance, high tear and tensile strength as well as flexing endurance.

  • Very good uniformity, high dimensional stability and easy to cut and sew.

  • Excellent chemical properties: anti-bacteria and anti-odour.

  • Extremely light, our product weighs a bit under 200 grams!

  • Water repellent.

  • Easily Washable.


We hope that this article helps you get a bit more familiarized with the material we use and our reasons for using it. If you have any questions about our product or business, don’t hesitate to get in touch through the contact us form!



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