Thanks for the clarification, cotton broadcloth is a better description of the fabric. My mom is the seamstress in the family. Closeup high resolution pics may make it appear to be a thicker fabric like canvas. It is very similar to the lining in MJ bags, which is fabulous because it is nice & smooth and this is of course really important for inside pockets! Suede can be "grabby" IMO. BTW Sorry, I totally overlooked commenting on OP's bag - it is GORGEOUS! I love Nero the way it has a slight sheen and the Campana style is really a classic - NICE.