What is Crushed Velvet?

5th April, 2024


You know that feeling when you sink into your favorite spot on the couch after a long day? Well, crushed velvet takes that feeling up a notch (or five)!

In this blog post, we are going to talk about the what’s, why’s and how’s of crushed velvet!


What is Velvet?


Before we get into crushed velvet, let’s get familiar with its base: Velvet.

Velvet is like the ultimate luxury in the world of fabrics. It is soft and plush with very velvety!

Traditionally, it is crafted from silk fibers, but these days, it is mainly made from cotton, polyester, or a mix of fabrics.



What is Crushed Velvet?


Crushed velvet is a type of fabric that is made by twisting the fibers of the fabric while wet and then pressing it to create a crushed or crinkled appearance.

It is distinguished by having a surface that is rich and shiny and has a crushed or crinkled look.

Also, it has a luxurious softness and depth, making it a popular choice for upholstery, clothing, and home decor.


Where to use Crushed Velvet?


Fashion: Evening gowns, skirts, trousers, dresses, handbags and even shoes.

Home Decor: Sofas, chairs, cushions, curtains, bedspreads, throw blankets, headboards and more.

Events: Commonly used for accents and decor elements at events such as weddings, parties, and formal gatherings. It can be found in tablecloths, chair covers, draperies, and even as part of table centerpieces.


Caring for Crushed Velvet


Proper care and maintenance are essential to prolonging the lifespan of velvet fabrics like crushed and plush.

Use a damp cloth for gentle spot-cleaning to avoid fabric damage.

Avoid harsh detergents!

It is also advisable to avoid using a tumble dryer or washing machine for any type of Velvet fabric, as it can damage the fabric’s delicate texture.






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