Stella Velvet Bedspread Set
Stella Bedspread Set
Drape your bed in the sumptuous luxury of faux silk velvet with our Stella Faux Silk Velvet Bedspread. The Stella bedspread is luxuriously soft and plush, and provides a dramatic drape. Its lustrous gleam adds character and depth to create an inviting, ultra-romantic bedding ensemble. Available in neutral and rich jewel tones to complement various styles and colors. Coordinate with other pillows and shams in our Stella Collection to complete an elegant traditional, Western or rustic bedroom.
Why Faux Silk Velvet?
Because it's easier to produce, faux silk velvet has become a cost-effective replacement for real silk velvet for many manufacturers. Aside from economic reasons, faux silk velvet provides a long list of pros over real silk velvet. Here are just a few:
1. MORE AFFORDABLE
There’s no need for months-long production timelines and high overhead expenses for faux silk velvet. Modern-day machinery makes it possible for a higher quantity of faux silk velvet fabric to be produced daily. This results in a lower cost, making faux silk velvet more accessible.
What's Included in the King Set
2 Pillow Shams
30% nylon, 70% rayon
Dry clean recommended or wash on the delicate cycle.
A roll of silk velvet fabric can set you back hundreds or even thousands of dollars. The same amount of faux silk velvet will cost half of that, translating to lower costs for products made from faux silk velvet.
2. FREE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY AND LESS WASTEFUL
Unsurprisingly, the method of killing pupae by boiling them alive has raised many ethical discussions on whether silk production should still be continued today or banned altogether. Even if the pupae are left to hatch on their own, most domesticated silk moths don’t live very long because of the harmful selective breeding process usually employed in the industry.
Aside from that, sericulture uses a high amount of energy and high volumes of water during the preparation process. And since silk is made from natural fibers, it has to be treated with various chemicals, some toxic, to clean and keep it from naturally degrading.
3. EASIER TO CARE FOR
Silk velvet is very delicate and requires a lot of upkeep to maintain its sumptuous textures. Dry cleaning done by a professional is the best yet most costly method. Although there exists some silk velvet fabric that is “machine-washable,” it still needs utmost care since the threads can easily chafe when it is wet. Generally not suitable in a home setting where bedding needs to be cleaned regularly.
On the other hand, faux silk velvet is much more durable and stands up better to gentle machine washing, saving both time and money on maintenance.
4. DOESN’T FADE UNDER SUNLIGHT
If you like to let in a lot of natural light into your home, you may want to think twice about buying silk bedding and furniture. This is because silk velvet is infamous for fading easily when exposed to sunlight, becoming dull and lifeless.
Remember when we said that silk velvet should be air-dried? Well, if you don’t have a well-shaded and ventilated outdoor area for drying, you’re stuck with drying them indoors.
Fortunately, faux silk velvet isn’t as fussy. You can throw it into the dryer or hang it up outside and not worry about any fading or yellowing.
5. AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE REAL SILK VELVET
From the shimmer down to the drape, faux silk velvet can emulate the luxury and opulence of real silk velvet fabric without the exorbitant price tag. Although the quality can vary with different manufacturers, for our Stella Collection, we worked with many different textile suppliers before deciding on a version that looks and feels virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
To sum it up, faux silk velvet provides the luxurious feel of silk velvet at a fraction of the cost. That’s why we decided to craft the Stella Collection using this fabric.