Velvet is a soft, luxurious fabric that is characterized by a dense pile of evenly cut fibers that have a smooth nap. Velvet has a beautiful drape and a unique soft and shiny appearance due to the characteristics of the short pile fibers.

The first velvets were made from silk and, as such, were incredibly expensive and only accessible by the royal and noble classes. The material was first introduced in Baghdad, around 750 A.D., but production eventually spread to the Mediterranean and the fabric was distributed throughout Europe.

While today’s velvet may not be as pure or exotic as the velvet of the past, this unique fabric remains one of the sleekest, softest man-made materials ever engineered. Try out a pair of burgundy velvet slippers, and you will fall in love with it for the rest of your life.

Velvet is offered in our MTO platform in 11 different colors.