Oxidation Of Suede
What is the problem?
What does oxidation of suede look like?
What caused oxidation of suede?
Exposure to artificial light, sunlight, and atmospheric gases causes some dyes to change color or fade. Some of these dyes are quite sensitive and will discolor in a short period of time. After the general soils become removed in cleaning, this condition becomes more noticeable.
Can this become prevented?
The problem could’ve been prevented by a better selection of dyes and finishes in manufacturing that have greater resistance to light and atmospheric gases.
Who is responsible?
If the item is relatively new and has not been exposed to unusual circumstances of use or storage, the manufacturer is responsible for oxidation of suede. Otherwise, this condition is natural circumstance of continued consumer use.
Is there a remedy?
Unfortunately, there is no remedy for oxidized suede. This condition cannot become corrected by any redyeing procedure.