Velvet Fabric Information

It's near impossible to avoid velvets showing pressure marks from transportation, storage and manufacturing. However, these marks disappear once made into curtains/blinds left to hang and is completely normal.

Although many velvets are thick they are not inherently blackout and won't exclude all the sunlight, therefore lining curtains/blinds when using velvet will always help to reduce the light further.

If used for upholstery then pile flattening may be restored to some degree by gentle steaming and brushing to "lift" the pile (depending on care instructions for the specific fabric). Avoid vigorous brushing with a very stiff brush as this could result in permanent damage.

The use of arm and head caps will prolong the life of a fabric on upholstered furniture. Vacuum upholstery with the appropriate tool to remove grit and dust and prevent permanent soiling.

Pile pressure occurs on areas of the fabric subjected to preferential use. This pressure marking can result in the velvet appearing lighter/darker in shade and can be mistaken for uneven dyeing.

New products using velvet always need time to show the velvet off at its best. The atmosphere will lift & relax the pile, which over the initial weeks and months will make the velvet richer and more sumptuous looking.

Velvets are not entirely perfect as you can often see irregularities when looking closely such as occasional "pin-holes". These are not considered faults as they do not impair the overall appearance.

For more information see our velvet section in our fabrics FAQ.

Velvets should never be stored vertically on its end as permanent creasing can occur from where the velvet slips down the tube causing creases.

Last Updated: 25-Oct-2022

Last Reviewed: 25-Oct-2022