Victoria is an organic cotton/bamboo viscose velvet. It has the same drape and luminosity as fine linen velvets. Victoria works beautifully with upholstery, window treatments, apparel and top of bed.
Victoria is woven by a velvet mill in Great Britain. Although the production of velvet is complex, consisting of two warp yarns and a fill yarn, this mill agreed to experiment with bamboo viscose and organic cotton yarns, and after a few tries were able to produce this fine velvet. This experimentation took place in the last years of the twentieth century: Victoria was one of the first fabrics made with bamboo viscose. It is in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City. Viscose is an extremely important fiber for the world, but also
Victoria is named after the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. Due to its mild climate, Victoria and southeastern Vancouver Island are home to many rare native plants not found anywhere else.
Victoria is washable, with the appearance altering to become fluffier and matte - rather than shiny. Remember to take it out of the drier quickly. If washed and dried using cool temperatures shrinkage is about 4% length and width. Do not use water/fabric softeners.
upholstery, window treatments, apparel and top of bed
- abrasion test results: 22,000 Martindale
- certification: Only for the organic cotton fiber
- content: 56% certified organic cotton. 44% bamboo viscose
- railroaded: No directionality
- weight: 11 oz yd2 / 373 gm m2
- width: 50" / 127 cm