Alcantara is one of the most beautiful fabrics out there. It is made in the middle tip of Italy, Nera Montoro, nestled in the hills of Umbria. From here it goes to all corners of the world. Alcantara is a suede-like material which is NOT made from animal skins. It is made of 32% polyurethane and 68% polyester. Alcantara is about 50% lighter than comparable leather. It has special properties, it is durable, super strong, and easy to clean.
ADVANTAGES OF ALCANTARA
✓ Light material ✓ Breathable ✓ Warm in winter and cool in summer ✓ Resistant to light and heat, also ideal for outdoor use ✓ Material that offers a lot of grip and comfort. ✓ 100% made in Italy
APPLICATION OF ALCANTARA
Alcantara as a luxury cladding is widely used. Think of private jets, luxury yachts, the furniture industry and the automotive industry. Audi RS6, Maserati, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Porsche, all have a choice of Alcantara upholstery in the top segment. Alcantara also has a special sound in clothing when it comes to easily portable and extremely easy to clean material.
Each of our products are handcrafted with fine Alcantara® suede leathers to ensure exceptional quality. In order to preserve the beauty of Alcantara®, we recommend that a regular cleaning is performed.
Use a soft brush or a dry cloth to remove the dust off the fabric. After having your fabric dusted, run a slightly moistened white cotton cloth over it. That is all you need.
Dust the material with care.
Moisten a soft cloth or a sponge in clean water, wring it thoroughly.
Rub over the fabric, making sure not to wet it excessively.
Rinse the cloth or sponge and repeat as necessary.
Leave the fabric to dry, preferably overnight.
Once dry, in order to improve the texture, you could brush it delicately with a soft bristle brush.
Avoid the use of printed absorbent cloths/papers as they can release ink onto the material.
Don’t rub too vigorously, this will crush the texture and damage the finish of your fabric.
Let the surface dry completely before use, as wet fabric is easily stained, matted, and damaged.
In the case of localized stains when your specific cleaning product is not available you can clean the material as follows:
Act fast (preferably within 30 minutes)
Do not pour any cleaning product directly onto the fabric.
Remove as much of the spilled substance before you try to remove the stain.
Avoid rubbing the affected area to prevent the stain from going deeper into the material.
Use a well wrung white cloth or sponge to remove the stain (if a sponge is being used, rinse it in clean water and wring it very well between wipes).
Begin treating the stain from the outside edge into the center to avoid spreading the stain.
For the specific treatment of the different types of stains follow the instructions below.
Water Soluble Stains
Fruit juice, jam, jelly, syrup, ketchup, chocolate, ice cream and mustard:
Use a white towel damped in lukewarm water; rinse by dabbing with a damped white towel in clean water.
Blood, eggs, excrement or urine:
Wipe with water at room temperature, rinse with clean water. AVOID the use of warm water because it will make this substances coagulate.
Liquors, alcoholic beverages, wine, beer, coke and tea:
Use lukewarm water; if the color mark remains, treat it with lemon juice and then rinse it well.
Vinegar, tomato sauce, coffee or hair gel:
Pre-treat with lemon juice, then wipe with lukewarm water, rinse by dabbing with clean water.
Stains Not Soluble in Water
Makeup (Lipstick, foundation, mascara, eye shadow), perfume, shoe polish, grease or oil (in general), grass stain:
Rub with ethyl alcohol (remember not to rub too hard), wipe with water and rinse by dabbing with clean water.
Chewing-gum and wax:
Put a plastic bag full of ice on the stain; when the material becomes hard, remove the pieces and then treat with ethyl alcohol.
Repeat the above described treatments as often as necessary. Even the stains that are not soluble in water often require to be treated afterwards with water.
Don't Know What Caused the Stain?
Treat with lukewarm water first, then rinse by dabbing with clean water. If the stain begins to dissolve in the water, repeat the treatment as often as necessary, allow to dry and, if necessary, treat with ethyl alcohol.
Shipping, change & return
We ship our products all over the world.
Shipping within the EU is free of charge, outside the EU the shipping fee depends on the country.
When in stock we hand over your order to the courier within 24 hours.
The Netherlands: Orders placed on Sunday – Friday before 17:00 will be delivered the next day.
Other EU countries: Orders will be delivered within 5 working days.
Outside the EU: Order will be deliverd within 8-15 days depending on the country
Yes! As soon as we have received your order, you will receive an email with a Track & Trace code. This allows you to track your new Alcanside product(s).
On this page you can find all the instructions for changing your order.
If you are not satisfied with your Alcanside product(s), you have the option to return it within 14 days. You can find the instructions for returning via this link.
As soon as we have received your order you will receive a confirmation and we will immediately start working on it. We will refund the purchase amount as soon as possible. The amount will then be returned to your account within 5 working days at the latest.
You have the right to return the product within 14 days of receipt of the product
You can find the status of your order by logging into your Alcanside account. When your order has been shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation via email with a Track & Trace code that you can use to track when your order is delivered.
Ordering a "Pre-order" product means that the product is still in production or in transit to our warehouse. This will cause a delayed delivery
By Pre-ordering you make sure that you are placed first in line to receive your order as quickly as possible after we have received our stock.