What is Plush?
Plush fabrics are delightfully soft, snuggly and perfect for bedroom furniture, They have a soft directional pile which adds to the luxurious feel that these fabrics have.
What is Plush made of?
Plush is a textile having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet. Its softness of feel gave rise to the adjective "plush" to describe something soft or luxurious, which was extended to describe luxury accommodation, or something rich and full.
Originally the pile of plush consisted of mohair or worsted yarn, but now silk by itself or with a cotton backing is used for plush, the distinction from velvet being found in the longer and less dense pile of plush. The soft material is largely used for upholstery and furniture purposes, and is also much employed in dress and millinery.
Modern plush are commonly manufactured from synthetic fibres such as polyester. One of the largest uses of this fabric is in the production of stuffted toys, with small plush toys made from plush fabric, such as teddy bears, to the point these are often addressed as "plush toys" or "plushes". Plush is also one of the main materials for the construction of designer toys.
How is Plush Fabric made?
Plush Fabric is made by placing short lengths of yarn between two “core yarns” and then twisting the yarn together. The wrapped yarns are cut to produce a pile effect. The edges of these piles then stand at right angles to the yarn’s core, adding to chenille’s softness.
As the fibres catch light at different angles, chenille can appear iridescent even though no iridescent fibres are used.
Advantages of Plush Fabric
- Soft to the touch
- Has a good smooth finish
- Slight sheen
- Thick and durable
- Luxury look and feel
Disadvantages of Plush Fabric
- Fussier to maintain
- Prone to stretching and distortion
At Snooze Sleep we use 8 different types of colours as you can see in the pictures.If you would like to see sample of all the colours order it today and will be dispatched to you with in 5 - 10 working days.