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What is "Velour" - Definition & Explanation

A knitted or woven pile fabric.
A fabric with a pile or napped surface resembling velvet.
A medium weight, closely woven fabric with a thick pile. It can be made using either a plain weave or a satin weave construction. It resembles velvet, but has a lower cut pile. End uses include apparel, upholstery, and drapes.
A medium-weight, closely-woven cotton, wool, or spun rayon fabric with a thick, plush pile. It can be made using either a plain weave or a satin weave construction. It resembles velvet, but has a lower cut pile. The pile is characterized by two different lengths which gives it a rough look. The two lengths of pile create light and shaded areas on the surface and give it a pebbled effect. This type of velour was invented and made in Lyons, France, in 1844. 'Velours' is the French term for velvet. 'Cotton velour' is simply cotton velvet.
Velour is a textile, a knitted counterpart of velvet. It combines the stretchy properties of knits such as spandex with the rich appearance and feel of velvet.
A term loosely applied to all types of fabrics with a nap or cut pile on one side. Specificaily. it is a cut pile fabric similar to regular velvet but with a higher pile.
A fabric cut in piles heavier than velvet, longer piles with fine raised finish of cotton/ woolen.
A Knit Or Woven Fabric With A Soft , Short Thick Nap Made By Brushing And Shearing. Knit Velours Are Used In Women's Tops And Sportswear. Wovens Are Usually Heavier In Weight And Used For Coats, Jackets, Drapery.
A medium-weight, closely-woven fabric with a thick pile. It can be made using either a plain weave or a satin weave construction. It resembles velvet, but has a lower cut pile.
A closely woven fabric with a thick soft feel.
A term applied to cut pile cloths in general. Velour is soft, luxurious and widely used.
Cut-pile with a velvety surface.

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