Soft Surroundings
Glossary Of Terms

Velour: A knitted fabric that has many properties of velvet, but stretches.

Velvet: A thick monofilament weave in which the surface pile is cut for a soft, luxurious feeling. Nap velvet is finished directionally so that the surface reacts differently to light from different directions.

Velveteen: The same weave as velvet, but using thicker spun yarns such as cotton. Also commonly called cotton velvet.

Vintage: Old, or having the visual appeal of an antique.

Viscose: Rayon.

Voile: A lightweight, very soft cotton weave.