Velour

Description : A plush knit or woven fabric with a short, thick pile in the warp threads. Less absorbent than terry cloth, which it resembles. Velour is generally made from cotton, polyester or a blend.
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Similar fabrics : Velour is not to be confused with "Velours", which is the French translation of "Velvet" - the name is derived from the French but refers to a different fabric than "velvet", albeit a fabric within the same family.
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