What is Silk Velvet?

Definition of Silk Velvet Fabric

Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive feel. The word ‘velvety’ is used as an adjective to mean “smooth like velvet”. Velvet can be either synthetic or natural. 100% Silk Velvet is very expensive and can cost several hundred dollars. This is why most velvet fabric have blends and one of them can be rayon.

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Silk Velvet- Rayon Blend

Rayon silk velvet fabric is a plush, supple and invitingly luxurious blended fabric with an excellent drape. Lighter in weight than many other velvets, rayon silk velvet fabric has a loose and full-flowing style that is sensual and inherently well-suited for formal wear, dresses, capes and wraps. Rayon silk velvet can be hand washed in cold water, but dry cleaning is recommended.

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