All about Velvet
Velvet is a sort of woven tufted fabric during which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a brief dense pile, giving it a particular soft feel. By extension, the word velvety means "smooth like velvet." Velvet are often made up of either synthetic or natural fibers.
What are they made of?
Much of the velvet sold today as "silk velvet" is really a mixture of rayon and silk. Velvet made entirely from silk is rare and typically has market prices of several hundred US dollars per yard. Cotton is additionally wont to make velvet, though this often leads to a less luxurious fabric. Velvet also can be made up of fibers like linen, mohair, and wool.
A cloth made by the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo from raffia is usually mentioned as "Kuba velvet". More recently, synthetic velvets are developed, mostly from polyester, nylon, viscose, acetate, and from either mixtures of various synthetics or from combined synthetics and natural fibers (for example viscose mixed with silk produces a really soft, reflective fabric). A little percentage of spandex is usually added to offer the ultimate material a particular amount of stretch (hence "stretch velvet")
Types of Velvet available at Aatma fabrics: