Posts from the ‘Fiber’ Category

Corduroy Upholstery

Casual but Refined: A Nostalgic Look at Corduroy Fabric

July 8, 2014

  I grew up in an enclave of beautiful old houses nestled along high sandy cliffs above Puget Sound. One of those houses – built in the 1920’s was a magnificent, lodge-style structure with a two story living room that had a gallery surrounding it on the second story. Off the gallery was a series […]

Honoring An Ancient Tradition: Torino – A New Linen Velvet from Place

February 19, 2014

  As fabrics go, velvet is in a class by itself. Velvet has been considered a luxury fabric almost since the beginning of time and linen velvet (made from flax) dates all the way back to 2000 BC in ancient Egypt. Household inventories from 809 AD list bolts of velvet as assets in documenting wealth! […]

Torino Captures the Beauty of Natural Linen Velvet

September 5, 2013

Linen fabric produced from flax is considered to be the oldest textile fiber in the world and records of linen production date back to Egypt 4000 years ago. Perfectly intact linen fabrics were discovered in the ancient tombs of the Pharaoh Ramses who died in 1213 BC and Tutankhamen. Velvet weaving with flax dates back […]

La Scala – Alpaca Velvet Story

August 14, 2013

Alpaca fleece is an exceptionally soft and durable fiber harvest from the beautiful coats of Alpaca. The luxurious fiber was known as “the fiber of the gods” to the Incas and is celebrated for its incredibly versatile nature.   Why use Alpaca? In addition to the amazing shine of Alpaca fiber, it is used for […]

Luxury Fashion Industry Promotes Wool

January 30, 2013

“Narciso Rodriguez Named Woolmark Ambassador,” by Lisa Lockwood, WWD

A Passion for Wool

October 4, 2012

View our full excerpt from The Wool Book here. Pick up a copy at Barnes & Noble! I attended several events that took place in NYC a week or so ago related to the Campaign for Wool. There was actually a flock of sheep in Bryant Park ( the local NYC dogs were going nuts!) […]

Abrasion Ratings – Wyzenbeek and Martindale… What Does it all Mean?

July 11, 2012

At Place Textiles, we know the importance of fabric durability and are proud to have developed fabric with high abrasion ratings. But we often get inquiries about what exactly can be learned about our fabric from the Abrasion Ratings – Wyzenbeek and Martindale, being the two most popular tests.   Abrasion Ratings – Wyzenbeek and […]