Is velveteen different than velvet fabric?
Velveteen is a type of cloth made to imitate velvet.
What is the difference between velveteen and velvet?
Velvet is a woven fabric which is made of silk
Velveteen is also a woven fabric which is made of cotton.
This fabric is normally cotton but the term is sometimes applied to a mixture of silk and cotton. Some velveteens are a kind of fustian, having a rib of velvet pile alternating with a plain depression.
This fabric has a pile that is short (never more than 3 mm deep) and is closely set. It has a firm hand and a slightly sloping pile. Compared to true velvet, velveteen has greater body, does not drape as easily, and has less sheen.
Velveteen can also be referenced as velveret.