Contract textile manufacturer Architex is that much closer to duplicating the look and feel of woolen textiles with Baxter and Suri, houndstooth and alpaca patterns respectively that offer a classic texture in a high-performance fabric.
Architex characterizes these patterns as haveing "non-woven performance." I believe the layman's translation for this is "won't come apart at the seams."
Another way to say it is that natural wool has its place, but Baxter and Suri capture many of wool's desirable qualities without the complications.
Suri Color Line
Baxter and Suri are non-woven, vinyl-based upholstery fabrics with a polyester/viscose backing. They are stain-resistant and CFAA Healthcare compliant. They're also easy to clean.
But, most importantly, they look great and feel nice to the touch, evoking the classic qualties of their wool-based forefathers.