Velvet requires more time and raw material to weave than any other fabric. A special loom weaves two warps face to face while knives shear between the two to create the plush napped textile that has been associated with wealth and luxury since before the 12th century. This cotton velvet, made in Italy, is the finest we have found. It takes color beautifully and has the softest hand. Our solids work back to the rest of the collection and can be made welted or knife edged.