American Velvets

A New Collection - American Velvets

Velvet is a soft pile fabric that has been manufactured for almost 4,000 years in one form or another. Velvet has long been considered a luxury fabric because it requires more yarn to manufacture than other fabrics, as well as multiple steps. Velvet can be made from any type of yarn, although traditionally, velvet was made with silk yarn, making it even more costly. In the modern era, cotton and synthetics have been used in the manufacture of velvet.

 

Velvet is a woven fabric, its pile is formed from warp (lengthwise) yarns woven into the backing. It is woven on a double piece loom which creates two fabrics simultaneously. Velvet pile is sandwiched in-between the layers. As the cloth comes off the loom, the pile ‘sandwich’ is spilt to create two pieces of velvet. After cutting, velvet is often sheared to ensure it is all even, and then dyed. Velvet takes dye extremely well. Velvet is usually brushed while moist so that the fabric sets with a grain, producing the characteristic feel that consumers prize.

Introducing American Velvets

Americans have always had great pride in our nation and in our independence. The term “Made in the USA” speaks of quality, excellent craftsmanship and a superior product. With texture variation and multiple colors of each, with a range of price points, these fabrics are sure to please!  Check them out below!

Palais Royale Mohair Velvet

Pied á Terre Rayon Velvet

Savoir Faire Performance Velvet

Deluxe II Cotton Velvet

Palais Royale Mohair Velvet

Considered one of the most luxurious velvets for residential and commercial projects, we offer our 100% Mohair Velvet, Palais Royal, in thirty-four colors. This beautiful face-to-face woven velvet, which passes 80,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs and NFPA 260, is perfect for upholstery and high end statement pieces.

Palais Royale Mohair Velvet Specs

Width: 54” (137.16 cm)

 Content: 100% Mohair 

Cleaning Code: S 

Passes 80,000 Wyzenbeek 

Fire Retardancy: UFAC I, NFPA 260, CAL 117/SE

Pied á Terre Rayon Velvet

This is a 100% rayon velvet comes in forty-eight colors, and is reminiscent of silk velvet with its rich sheen. It’s perfect for upholstery, as it passes 150,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs and NFPA 260.

Pied á Terre Rayon Velvet Specs

Width: 54” (137.16 cm)

Content: 100% Rayon

Cleaning Code: S 

Passes 100,000 Wyzenbeek 

 Fire Retardancy: UFAC I, NFPA 260, CAL 117/SE

Savoir Faire Performance Velvet

This performance fabric is a triple threat, being the perfect multi-purpose fabric for drapery, bedding, AND upholstery! Plus, it comes in thirty-nine colors! With a cotton velvet look, this 100% polyester fabric has the added durability of a water and stain repellant finish, while also passing 200,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs and NFPA 260. 

Savoir Faire Performance Velvet Specs

Width: 54” (137.16 cm) 

Content: 100% Polyester 

Cleaning Code: S 

Passes 200,000 Wyzenbeek 

Fire Retardancy: UFAC I, NFPA 260, CAL 117/SE

Deluxe II 100% Cotton Velvet

We’re reintroducing our Deluxe fabric, which has been a customer favorite for years, as we have just added twenty-five new colors, for a total of forty-six colorways! This 100% cotton velvet is beautiful and extremely durable, passing 100,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs and NFPA 260. 

Deluxe II 100% Cotton Velvet Specs

Width: 54” (137.16 cm)

Content: 100% Cotton

Cleaning Code: S

Passes 100,000 Wyzenbeek

Fire Retardancy: NFPA 260, UFAC I, CAL 117/SE, Stain Repellent

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