Also known as Velveto, velveteen
Velvet is made with vertical yarn, and velveteen is made with horizontal yarn, but otherwise, these two textiles are made with largely the same processes. Velveteen, however, is often mixed with normal cotton yarn, which reduces its quality and changes its texture.
They are both multi-layered fabric with dense piles that are soft to the touch and the threads in velvet fabric are always bunched closely together.
Recommended care: Hand wash or cold wash.
The satin weave creates a fabric that is shiny, soft, and elastic with a beautiful drape. Satin fabric is characterized by a soft, lustrous surface on one side, with a duller surface on the other side. This is a result of the satin weaving technique, and there are many variations on what defines a satin weave.
These beautiful wooden stamps are hand carved. They have been used for thousands of years, dating back to the Mohenjodaro civilisation.
Hand carved out of wooden slabs, they bring life to fabrics. It is an ancient tradition and a valuable handicraft from India.
Acrylic looks like glass but is plastic. A lot of our tassels include acrylic beads and some of our trims have acrylic embellishments.
Acrylic is any compound that includes acrylic acid or related compounds called acrylates.
Polyester is a synthetic material, while cotton comes from a naturally grown plant. When combining the two materials for an article of clothing, there are several benefits. Cotton is a very soft material that provides good moisture absorption, while polyester is a more durable material that when combined with cotton, allows for the production of more durable clothes, linens, undergarments and other industrial fabrics.
One of the most common combinations of the two materials used is 51 percent cotton and 49 percent polyester.
Sometimes, using mirrors in fabrics and trims can make the product heavy and a bit more expensive.
In this case, foil is used to give the same effect. Many of our trims have foil instead of mirrors.
Beads, rhinestones & feathers
These days, many trims and fabrics use more 'modern' embellishments such as beads, rhinestones and feathers. A lot of our products use all three in varying degrees. A guide on how to care for them, can be found in the footer section, under 'care instructions'.