This holiday season is fast approaching. The search for the perfect holiday outfit is essential. If you are traveling long distance, a versatile, chic and easy to manage assortment is key. Velvet is easy to dress up and easy to pack. Learn more below about this luxurious fabric with roots in the Middle East, a thriving industry in Italy, revolutionized during the industrial revolution and has withstood the test of time to morph into a timeless and classic textile.
WHAT IS VELVET?
” A clothing and upholstery fabric (as of silk, rayon, or wool) characterized by a short soft dense warp pile ” ~ Mirriam-Webster
HISTORY OF VELVET
Velvet is one of the most luxurious fabric out there. It is originally made of silk, tracing its roots from Antiquities from Iraq and Egypt. Italy was the first European country to launch a velvet industry. Velvet is highly associated with European Nobility. Velvet comes in a variety of colors. Read more at Startup Fashion.
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DIFFERENT TYPES OF VELVET
Velvet is very versatile and comes in different types and variety of materials which required different production methods. Click here to read on more on Masterclass with Marc Jacobs.
- Crushed Velvet
- Panne Velvet
- Embossed Velvet
- Plain Velvet
- Stretch Velvet
- Pile-on-Pile velvet
Learn more in A Weaver’s History of Velvet
Stay tuned for our next segment on velour and velveteen.