About Mohair Velvet Upholstery Fabric
Mohair is produced from the fur of Angora goats. For an upholstery fabric, the fur fibers are processed into yarn used to produce a plush and extremely durable mohair velvet fabric. So, “mohair” refers to the type of textile material used and “velvet” refers to the construction of the fabric.
As stated above, mohair velvet has a lot of benefits:
- Moisture Wicking - as a “wool type” fabric mohair is naturally water resistant.
- Color Fastness - because of its thickness, mohair velvet takes on color really well, giving designers the ability to produce fabric with deep rich color palettes.
- Insulating - mohair has great insulating properties.
- Heat/flame Resistant - mohair fabric is difficult to ignite and naturally flame resistant.
- Durable - mohair is an extremely durable fabric with the ability to stretch and bend while retain it’s elasticity and shape.
The Best Mohair Upholstery Fabric from Top Brands
Mohair is a luxury fabric made from the coat of Angora goats which have long thick hair with a sheen. Mohair velvet is extremely durable and is commonly found in upholstery applications for residential and commercial decor.
At Decorative Fabrics Direct, 100% mohair fabric produced by JB Martin is available by the yard and at wholesale prices. JB Martin is a premium Mohair fabric manufacturer and the oldest continuous manufacturer of woven velvet in the world.
Mohair Velvet FAQs:
What is mohair upholstery fabric?
Mohair fabric is a textile woven from the wool type fur of Angora goats. Originating as domesticated goats in Central Asia, Angora goats can be found today across the world. Angora goats can be shorn twice each year and their fur is cleaned and woven into a yarn called Mohair. Among other uses, this natural fiber yarn is often woven into a home decorating mohair velvet upholstery fabric.
What is the difference between mohair and velvet?
The key difference between Mohair and velvet is that “velvet” refers to a weaving process to produce a dense pile fabric where Mohair is a specific yarn that can be used in the weaving of a fabric. When someone refers to velvet, it can be produced with any numerous yarns such as cotton, rayon, polyester, silk and also mohair. A 100% mohair velvet fabric is an extremely high quality, durable upholstery fabric for commercial and residential interior decor.
What does Mohair fabric look like?
Although Mohair velvet is similar to wool, it is actually created from the shorn coat of the Angora goat. It has a natural shimmer, leading many textile professionals to refer to it as the “diamond fabric”. To the eye it appears thick, lush, rich with a pleasing sheen.
How do you care for mohair velvet furniture fabric?
Always first check the manufactures specific mohair upholstery fabric cleaning recommendations as most will recommend dry cleaning only. Some consumers have been successful with spot cleaning by following the process below.
- Gently agitate the dirty area by hand or with a short bristled brush to loosen the dirt or stain. In some cases, this will do the trick to remove the debris.
- Using warm water mixed with a mild detergent, soak the area.
- Once the detergent mixture has had time to set, take the short bristled brush and gently scrub at the area in a circular motion.
- Repeat until the stain is lifted.
- Lightly rinse with room temperature water.
- With a lint-free cloth, gently dab the area until most of the excess moisture is lifted out.
- Allow to air dry.