Suede Master was started in the basement of Scarboro Cleaners in 1967 and rapidly became successful as a wholesale suede and leather cleaner for dry cleaners who did not have the specialized equipment to clean suede and leather properly.
Due to this success in 1969, Suede Master was forced to expand to a 5,500 sq. ft. plant in the east end of Toronto. In 1975, the Maxwell Family purchased Suede Master and expanded its wholesale routes to service all dry cleaners throughout southern Ontario, eventually expanding into New York State. In 1996, Suede Master moved all operations to a state-of-the-art 13,500 sq. ft. production facility in central Toronto, the present-day location.
By 2010, there were only three other comparable suede and leather cleaners across Canada and as a result, Suede Master gained a whole new customer base sending garments by mail and courier services, from across Canada.
In this tell-all feature to Fabricare Canada magazine, read all about the grit that makes Suede Masters what it is today.