Velvet has spanned the ages and is still thought to be one of the finest fabrics in the world. Noted for its elegance, charm and durability, velvet lends a distinctive character to any interior. The secret of its  
intriguing nature is revealed by the play of  

light on its three-dimensional structure, giving way to shades and nuances unique to velvet. Its sensuality and softness are legendary. Schellens specializes in solid and 
patterned velvet woven with natural yarns, including mohair, wool and silk. Whatever  

weaving or finishing method is applied, velvet is always stunning. 


Epinglé is a French term meaning ?pin.? It is a fine, lustrous corded fabric with ribs running either warpwise or filling wise. The structure can be open or closed, hard or soft, firm or supple, coarse or smooth, symmetric or asymmetric, or a  

combination of any of these and many other qualities. Epinglé lends itself to seemingly endless design possibilities. Using special yarns in weft and warp, in combination with cross-dyeing, the most exciting contemporary fabrics can be  

created. Schellens continues to discover new ways of applying this versatile weaving technique.  

Special products 

Mohair velvet adhesive skins are ideal for use in ski-touring. Adhered to the bottom of the ski, the directional pile allows the ski to slide forward but not backward, making it possible to climb uphill. Our velvets are 
also a favored choice in luxury aircraft,  

touring buses, passenger vehicles, yachts and cruise ships. Schellens approaches the market for natural fiber textile weaves with insight and ingenuity.