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Is velveteen different than velvet fabric?

Velveteen is a type of cloth made to imitate velvet.

What is the difference between velveteen and velvet?

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.

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