Tips & Information - Traditional Velvet
Traditional velvet, highly prized for its soft texture and shimmering appearance, has been made of cotton or silk fibers that have exclusively required dry cleaning. Some modern velvets, however, are made with synthetic fibers and are completely machine washable. To tell the difference, consult your manufacturer's label for cleaning and care instructions. If a velvet garment has no label (for example, if it is a family heirloom garment), and you value it, don't take the risk; take it to your dry cleaner for professional care.