Nothing beats the luxurious look and feel of velvet fabric. Not only soft and sensual to the touch but also pleasing to the eye. It is also extremely versatile and can be used as an upholstery fabric, curtain fabric or both. Many people shy away from velvet upholstery fabrics due to concerns about their fragility. Velvet is actually a very durable fabric, especially when different fibers are mixed together during its production. There are different types of velvet such as silk velvet, cotton velvet, and rayon/nylon velvet (among others).
Velvet requires a lot of yarn and takes several stages to produce. To produce velvet, the yarns are first woven together on a loom between two layers of backing. The resulting fabric is then split down the middle, resulting in two similar pieces of cloth, each with a raised pile for a soft, raised texture. The most amazing thing about velvet is that it can be woven from any type of yarn, be it cotton, linen, wool, or synthetic.
The velvet fabric has good softness and traceability. These properties make this fabric suitable for applications where the cloth is next to the skin. Velvet is much more prevalent in womenswear than menswear. Velvet is often used in beds because of its softness. Intimate clothing, furniture, and other applications often use velvet.