Victoria

5222-13

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Victoria
Victoria
Victoria
Victoria
Victoria
Victoria
Victoria
Victoria
Victoria
Victoria
Victoria


About

Eco velvet blend. 56% certified organic cotton 44% bamboo viscose. Certification: Only for the organic cotton fiber. Victoria has the same drape and luminosity as fine linen velvets. It can be used for window treatments, bed appointments, and occasional-use upholstery.


Eco Facts

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


The Fabric Name

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.

Uses

upholstery, window treatments, apparel and top of bed

Specifications

  • abrasion test results: 22,000 Martindale
  • care: 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.
  • certification: Only for the organic cotton fiber
  • content: 56% certified organic cotton. 44% bamboo viscose
  • weight: 11 oz yd2 / 373 gm m2
  • width: 50" / 127 cm

Why choose us?

We've done the work for you

Over the years, Patty and Leigh Anne dedicated tons of time researching ethical and sustainable production—how it’s done, and what the implications are to us (and to all living things)  and to our planet.  They even put it in their mission statement, a goal “to change the way textiles are being made” – kind of a reach for such an upstart little company, right?