Velvet fabric is one of the most luxurious elegant looking and distinctively soft feeling fabric. Velvet fabric is a type of special woven fabric which the machine weaves two surfaces at the same time, then being cut and evenly distributed to form the pile on both surfaces. Because of the pile of evenly yarns on the surface, velvet catches light differently from different angle, causing dark and light colour surface while viewing from different angles.
Silk is the material to use for velvet fabric in the past days, and was being used in luxurious places like in palaces, casinos, theaters, ballrooms and high class hotels. Due to the cost of silk, velvet is then being produced with cotton, linen and wool. In the recent days, most velvet is also produced in common yarns like viscose, nylon, and polyester.