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The World's Oldest Textile Still Reigns

Our office has always had a special place in our heart for felt, and we've notice that universal appreciation has grown immensely, too. It was apparent at Neocon this month that every manufacturer has officially embraced the felt movement; each offering their own rendition of felt products. It's remarkable just how many design possibilities this simple textile can offer. Felt has undoubtably become a designer's dream — and for good reason.

Felt (noun) — a kind of cloth made by rolling and pressing wool or another suitable textile accompanied by the application of moisture and heat, which causes the constituent fibers to mat together to create a smooth surface.

Fun Facts

  • Felt is quite possibly the oldest fabric known to man

  • Felt was discovered by St. Clement of Rome by accident

  • Felt is comprised of synthetic material with wool, just wool alone, or just synthetic material alone

  • Felt is non-woven, so it is incredibly easy to create and manipulate

  • Felt is water-resistant

  • Felt can literally be planned anyway your creative heart desires — seriously

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