Normally, when someone thinks of textile manufacturing, what comes to mind is the mass production of common everyday items such as clothing and bedding. But that’s not the case with KM Fabrics.
KM Fabrics purchases the finest quality natural and synthetic yarns to produce velvet fabrics. Velvet weaving involves the weaving of two pieces of fabric simultaneously. Pile warp yarns are woven into ground warps, and then cut to produce the raised effect. Once cut, the two pieces of fabric are wound on separate take-up rolls.
At KM, pressurized and atmospheric dye machines are used to dye velvet fabrics. Velvets produced from synthetic yarns (polyester) are dyed in machines under extreme heat and pressure to help penetrate the fabric deeply and evenly. Fabrics made from natural fibers (cotton) are dyed in open atmospheric machines.
Once dyed, fabrics are open width dried and then finished according to end use. The finishing process may involve the application of flame retardant, latex backing, or soil repellant. Velvets then go through the final finishing process of brushing to position the pile and (if required) sheering the fabric face.
After finishing, the velvet fabric is wound onto large A-frames, and then 100% inspected and prepared for shipping.