A Crush on Velvet?


Velvet began a huge resurgence during the Autumn/Winter Season 2016/17. At the time trend predictors were talking about this rise being linked to the need to bring in warmer textures for the cooler months, but the versatility of this textile has meant that it is still topping trend lists for 2019 all year round. Let's give this ancient Egyptian innovation the examination it deserves.



Warmth


There is no denying the suggested warmth element that brought velvet back to our attention, especially if you choose a silk or cotton velvet. The weave makes for a heavy cloth with a dense pile that traps heat well when used for curtains or blinds, and creates a cosy and comforting feel in cushions, throws or upholstery..




Opulence


Velvet has always been a luxury textile. The process and the amount of thread involved in making it means that there is no inexpensive way to produce it, but the lineage of its production proves that we believe it is well worth the effort.


The look of velvet oozes luxury; the heavy drape, the light reflected and shadow trapped in every fold. Even colours themselves seem more vivid when lent velvet's reflective nature.



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