By Melissa Trabbold -
No fabric could ever compare to the beauty and quality of silk. With a long history, silk rapidly became a luxury fabric that was high in demand since its discovery. The elegance of VèVèlle’s scarves is mainly due to the silk fibers they are skillfully crafted from. It is no wonder that each one possesses such evident beauty.
When you’re purchasing a silk-based product, it’s nice to know exactly where the fabric’s wondrous beauty comes from. Silk is a natural protein fiber that is produced from the cocoons of certain insect larvae. The reason silk textiles give off such a beautiful shimmer is due to the fiber’s distinct make-up. Each piece included in VèVèlle’s exclusive collection is handmade using 100% silk twill, chiffon, georgette, or jacquard—the real catalysts behind their lustrous appeal. Definitions of each silk type, from Texeresilk.com, are listed at the bottom of the article.
Silk’s luxury, and thus the luxury of VèVèlle’s merchandise, comes not only from the physical appeal, but also from the true quality of the fabric. Such high-quality fabrics like silk are worth cherishing, and definitely worth fashioning; It’s what sets VèVèlle’s scarves apart from other scarves made from inferior fabrics. VèVèlle’s sincerely promises comfort, style, and value, making every purchase worth every penny.
Made from silk yarns woven in a twill weave, gives the fabric a soft hand and high durability. Twill, a textile weave in which the filling threads pass over one and under two or more warp threads to give an appearance of diagonal lines. Twill is very strong and soil resistant with an appearance of fine diagonal lines.
Chiffon literally means “rag” in French. This elegant, sheer fabric is quite limp, with a beautiful drape. It has a soft, supple, thin hand and a flat, crepe-like texture. A very light, diaphanous fabric, Chiffon is elegant and sheer, with a slightly rough feel to it. Sometimes called Crepe Chiffon, this fabric is highly suited for special occasion dresses, Scarves, nightgowns, and linings. Chiffon is softer and thinner than Georgette. [Georgette is made like chiffon, but with a two or three ply yarn.]
Fine, lightweight, plain weave, crêpe fabric, usually having two highly twisted S and two highly twisted Z yarns alternately in both warp and weft. Made of crepe yarn, silk georgette has a grainy texture, a sheer feel, and a thin, very dry hand. It is heavier than chiffon. Drapes very fluidly, and falls into soft ripples. Doesn't show pin marks, and doesn’t hold a crease.
A special fabrication in which a pattern is woven directly into the material. A device for weaving such elaborate designs by a machine was invented between 1801 and 1810 by Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752 1834). The Jacquard mechanism is attached to a loom and operated by a punched card system, which selects individual warp threads.