Is the trade name for a synthetic ultra-microfiber fabric invented in 1970 by Dr. Miyoshi Okamoto, a scientist working for Toray Industries. It is often described as an artificial substitute for suede leather. The fabric is multifunctional: it is used in fashion, interior decorating, automobile and other vehicle upholstery. Ultrasuede combines the rich aesthetics of a suede surface with benefits no animal product could ever offer. Ultrasuede is soft, supple and sensuous to the touch. Yet it’s also resistant to stains and discoloration. It’s even machine-washable or dry-cleanable.