Fabric vs. Leather

Deciding between leather and fabric can be a tough decision, as both have great qualities. Here are some facts to help you weigh out the pros and the cons of each kind to see what would work best for you.


  • Cool in the summer
  • Mostly water repellant; resistant to most liquids
  • Easy to manage; can be quickly cleaned by simply wiping with a dry or damp cloth
  • Outlasts fabric and pleather (synthetic leather)
  • Looks appealing to the eye
  • Cool in the winter
  • More costly than fabric
  • Colors are limited; no patterns are available
  • Leather can fade or dry out and crack if not cared for properly
  • Leather cannot be repaired if torn or ripped


  • Colors, patterns, and weave of the fabric are almost limitless
  • Warm in the winter
  • More options available to match with décor
  • Cost less than leather
  • Not always easy to clean
  • Must follow cleaning procedures to prevent ruining the fabric
  • Warm in the summer
  • Can be tough deciding between all of the different fabrics available
  • Cannot be repaired if torn or ripped

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