Velvet: a short presentation


Velvet: one of the most highly appreciated fabrics. Emblem of wealth and preciousness, many are the varieties.

Few fabrics caress the senses with such intensity and tickle our fancy, narrating stories of lavish interiors and regale clothing: velvet, with its bright tones and the warm silkiness, has this gift, appreciated for centuries by designers, artists and lovers of beauty in general.

Its main feature is to present on the exterior a trimmed and very dense pile (plain velvet) or a series of small loops of thread protruding from the fabric (curl velvet). The name is derived from the Latin “vellus”, fleece, and is well suited to describe the typical pile finish. Continue reading