In earlier times only royalty and nobility could afford to own garments
of velvet. It requires more yarns to create and a number of extra steps
in the process, which adds to the expense of velvet. As the nobility
knew and we can still see today some of the richest colors can be
produced when dying velvet. It has only been in this century that velvet
has become affordable to the masses. The industrial revolution brought
with it the chance for the common person to experience luxury that was
for centuries reserved for royalty and the rich.
Soft Texture and a Rich Appearance. Velvet May Be Plain, Or The Pile May
Be Flattened, Embossed, Crushed, Or Sculptured. To Crush velvet the fabric must be mechanically twisted while
American Gifts uses only the finest crushed velvet as the background in our flag
cases, awards display cases, and sword cases.
A Woven Fabric Generally Of Cotton or A Cotton Blend With A Short, Dense
Pile Resembling Velvet. Velveteen Differs From Velvet In That It Is
Usually Made With Cotton, It Generally Has A Shorter Pile And It Is A
Filling Pile Fabric Whereas Velvet Is A Warp Pile Fabric.
American Gifts DOES NOT use velveteen, felt, or other inferior materials in our flag
case, awards display case, and sword case products.