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#1 Westmancott

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:19 AM

I wonder if anyone could help?

I have a customer who wants a deep bottle green velvet smoking jacket.

The trouble is he doesn't like the common cotton velvets. He wants something a bit more authentic, something that looks more like an old fashioned silk velvet.

Does anyone have any ideas where I can source a really nice rich velvet in the UK?

Any thoughts or advice gratefully received.

Many thanks in advance,

William

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:28 AM

Try to see velvet from Hollan&Sherry in the bunch HS506 (185801). But the thread from modal (viscose)+cotton like as silk. Or I can advice to see in the fabrics shop for women dress, because for woman the factories are produce similar fabrics.
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#3 Katherine Maylin

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:31 AM

Try Clitheroe Silks, the quality is better than a cotton velvet.
I think the pile is cotton but the back is silk, it has a finer and richer look. I think it is also easier to work on (if velvet can ever be easy to work on!)
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:20 AM

I visited a website of this company, this fabrics is not for man jacket, because the base of the fabrics for man jacket must be from cotton for steady sitting and pile from silk. But fabrics from offers company soft and friable, not good for this.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:44 PM

Hi

I've heard that Fucotex are really good for velvets, they are based in Germany but do a next day delivery. Might be worth checking out
www.fucotex.de/

Good luck

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:51 AM

iil be honest there isnt any silk velvet left in the uk
i know this because i got the last 60 m for the company i work for
try richard james wheldons and see if they have any spare
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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:10 PM

That's not entirely true. There is silk velvet in England and it is on a cotton base. I have found recently that you can piece dye viscose and silk velvet from China, which is pretty damn good, but you run the risk of not getting the colour exactly even. I have plenty of silk viscose velvet in Sydney but you run the risk of it being not quite perfect in parts. Should you wish to purchase it, I can sell it for $100.00 a metre but unfortunately I cannot guarantee the quality and by the same token, when we have worked with this fabric it has caused some concern with the seamstress as she says it is difficult to sew with. I am sorry I could not have been of more help. 

 

PS: You can also find silk viscose velvet on the site DHARMA TRADING CO in Petaluma California. 


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