[Uniroyal Engineered Product, Nappanee IN ] A registered trademark for a vinyl coated fabric developed in the 1960s by Uniroyal in Naugatuck, CT. Naugahyde® is a durable, waterproof imitation leather that is commonly used in office and home furniture. Started as an advertising campaign and expanded on by comedians, many stories proliferated in the 1960s and 70s about the cute little naugas that voluntarily gave up their hides to make the 'cruelty-free' fabric.
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Uniroyl Engineered Products: Naugahyde Website
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- Website address 1 Comment: Urban Legends website at http://www.snopes.com/business/market/nauga.asp
- External source or communication Comment: Submission by R. Deurenberg, August 2004
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000