Selling online: Velvet fabric!
This fabric has often been associated with nobility and aristocracy. Velvet originated in Baghdad through Kashmiri merchants, but much of it was spread in Europe, particularly in Italy.
Velvet is a silken textile fabric with a short dense piled surface. It’s a type of woven tufted fabric, with a distinctive soft touch, inspiring the phrase “smooth as velvet.”
The use of velvet around the home is normally associated with wealth and class, as only the ultra-rich can afford this fabric in the 19th century.
Today, more synthetic velvet fabrics have been produced, mostly from nylon, polyester, acetate and more.
Velvet can either be created from natural or synthetic fibers. Traditionally, the most expensive type of velvet is silk, or “silk velvet,” which is essentially a mix of silk and rayon.
Cotton is also commonly known to be used to make velvet, but the result is less luxurious. Today, more synthetic velvet fabrics have been produced, mostly from nylon, polyester, acetate and more.
Due to its sleek and smooth feel, velvet is mainly used for intimate garments, dresses, gowns, robes, upholstery, various clothing, and costumes. It can also be used for curtain-making to block out sunlight. Velvet is also used for handbags, scarves and other accessories.
Today, you can buy velvet fabric that is very much affordable, thanks to clever uses of the fabric. Check out our velvet fabric on sale!
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