This fabric looks like suede and has the same texture. It is soft, supple and luxurious. Made for heavy-duty use, Fairview has been Microfibres’ No. 1 best-selling pattern over the last three years. It is also at the top of our list. We offer a wide range of colors, all of them deep and penetrating and wonderful. Machine washable: cold/gentle cycle, spin dry, put the fabrics back on while still damp. 100% nylon. Merlot is the color of a vintage red wine.